Yay! I finally have internet access at home again. Now I have to get back in the swing of this blog.
All the many, many rainy days this winter – and no active blogging – kept me indoors with little motivation. The lack of access to my weather apps made planning for the few nice days we had impossible. So now I need to get back into the swing of planning outings too. I sure noticed the difference when I went to a park on a sunny day last week. I’m way more out of shape than usual (and usual is pretty darn out of shape). I’m going to have to work back up to walking around for park photos.
In case anyone is curious, I’ve gone with T-Mobile as my internet provider. It means I have to work within a data limit, but it was the most reasonable solution I could come up with. (I’m on a very limited income.) I signed up for a 6 GB per month data only plan for only $35 per month. That’s a really great price for mobile data, and most importantly, affordable for me.
I did have to purchase a 4G LTE hotspot, but a timely birthday gift from my mom and saved up credit card points paid for it. (I got the Samsung T-Mobile hotspot on Amazon for only $89.) Best of all, there is no contract and Netflix streaming is “free”, in that watching movies and TV episodes does not count against my monthly data allowance. Since I don’t have a TV that is a big deal, and was the deciding factor.
To get back to my blog themes of photography and enjoying the beauty of the out-of-doors, I have a daytrip suggestion for you courtesy of Joe Becker. I’ve mentioned his blog and photographing Seattle ebook here before.
His blog post from yesterday is about going to see the giant flocks of geese and blooming tulips in the Skagit delta area, which is located just south of Mount Vernon. It’s usually an easy hour to hour and a half drive from Seattle, depending on your starting point and traffic. While you’re in that area you can take a sidetrip to La Connor for lunch, and your camera will be happy there too.