I’m finally getting out for a real adventure

Today’s the day. I finally get to take some vacation days, and I’m going to spend them taking pictures with a good friend in a much warmer location. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time.

Don’t get me wrong – I enjoy my day job. But the last month of it has been spent listening to the legislature, and it’s time to take a break from all of that and try to regain my sanity.

About two months ago, I set up this little trip I embarked upon this morning. And I’ve spent the last two months wondering if this day would ever get here.

I have two very good friends who both live in Arizona. One of them gave me a tractor, so I owe him big. The other gave me a camera, so I owe him, too. Now I’m on my way down to visit both of them and I hope I can pay back a little of what I owe each of them.

Dave, the friend who gave me the tractor, wants to donate his dad’s old musical organ to a church down there in Arizona. So I loaded that organ up in a UHaul trailer, and I’m making my way to Tucson as you’re listening to this. I’ll deliver the organ to the church, then I’ll head out and go find Tim, the friend who gave me a camera.

I hope to come back from this trip with lots of new photos of wildlife. Tim is a world-renown wildlife photographer, and I’ve been trying to connect with him for a photography trip for years. I’ve been wanting to meet up with him and shoot photos with him so I can pick up some of his tips on how to take better wildlife photos. It’s taken me 10 years to put this trip together, and I’m going to soak up every minute of it.

I’ll give you a full recap of the trip in an upcoming Great Outdoors. I know I usually talk about Wyoming, but I’m sure there will be plenty of interesting things to talk about from Arizona, too.

Copyright © 2022 |