At the entrance to our park, there is a sign we put up in the window when all the campsites are sold, that says “Campground Full”. That sign has been in the window every day since the park opened in May. Several people who came through the gate yesterday asked me if the campground was really full, because they could not believe there would actually be people camping in weather that cold. Yes, there were quite a few hardy souls out there, camping in tents. Me, give me a travel trailer with central heat, thank you.
I live so far out in the boonies that I can not get a signal on my AT&T cellphone. I have to use a, gasp, landline, if I want to call someone. And because I only got the BASIC service, I also have to use a calling card to make long distance calls. As if the calls I would make would NOT be long distance. How far out is it? I have to drive 75 miles to buy groceries. If I want to go to a Wal-Mart or Borders Books, or to the chiropractor, I have to drive 125 miles. But hey, I can see a gajillion stars at night. What a deal!
I read about Project 365 on a blog called Annoyingly Boring. His blog is anything but boring to me. I read some more about it here because taking a photo a day is something I have thought of doing for a number of years, ever since FabGrandpa gave me that first 35 mm camera for Christmas back in 1992. But there was always something to keep me from doing that. At first, it was because I couldn’t afford all that film. Then it was because I was to busy, or too something else that starts with an “L” and ends with a “Y” and has A and Z in the middle of it.
So, because Annoyingly Boring’s photos appealed so strongly to me, (especially this one Don’t ask me why, I just like the idea of all those mailboxes) I decided to give it a try. I have a Samsung Digimax 4.0 mega pixel with 12X zoom and a 6 cm macro. It is the one I have used to take all of the pictures I have put on this blog so far. I want a new camera, but that will have to wait until next year. The one I have does a decent job.
Then, after I decided to do this, I talked my daughter, Becca, into doing it along with me. Her blog, How Will It End, is where she will be posting her photos for her Project 365. I hope you’ll go over there and she what she is up to, too.
Now, I know you are all just breathless waiting to see what I will do for the first day of my Project 365, so here it is:
Today was a shopping day. Because we are in such a remote area, going for groceries is an all day affair. We have to drive for an hour to get to Jacob Lake. The only thing there at Jacob Lake is Jacob Lake Inn. It is my favorite place to eat breakfast (HA! it’s the only place around here, too) and we always sit at the counter. So, my first photo for my Project 365 is the counter at Jacob Lake Inn.
One of my blogger friends is raising money to help build a memorial for the people who died in Flight 93, the one that crashed in Pennsylvania on September 11. She went there to visit the site. Please click over and read her post here: Burgh Baby: Remember 9/11.