Back from Vacation

August 10, 2009

We just got back from a two-week vacation in Cannon Beach, Oregon and Rochester, Minnesota. This vacation kept us out of Seattle for the record heat wave. “Heat wave” in Cannon Beach translates to sunny days and 80-degree temperatures. Perfect beach weather, in other words. So to those who stayed in Seattle: Your suffering was not in vain. You sat in 103-degree heat so I could enjoy clear skies and great sunsets. Thank you.

Ready, Set...

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One thing I wanted to do on this vacation is make a little movie. I used my beloved Panasonic LX-3 to get a few HD video clips that I may someday edit. Here’s a clip I got during one of the sunsets. I put the camera down very close to the water to capture the surf.

I don’t know if it was that rogue wave or the very fine omnipresent sand that did the camera in, but the next morning I couldn’t get the camera to work. The lens motor grinds and the camera refuses to work. This makes me sad. It’s the best point-and-shoot camera I’ve owned. Unlike everything else electronic, it’s gone up in price since I bought it, and you still can’t find it anywhere. It’s going to be tough to replace. R.I.P.