Hashtag I am a Dingus…with a Capital D

So … yeah. I had every good intention of taking super gorgeous (maybe) photos with my Nikon. Lugged it all the way up to Vermont. Got there and pulled it out to program my favorite settings and get an error. No FREAKING MEMORY CARD!

Yep. Dingus of the year award goes to *drumroll* Marcy. I’d left it in my small point-and-shoot, which I’d used last.

We were in the middle of nowhere and the nearest electronic store was about 50 minutes away (which is practically almost home LOL). So all of my photos from the weekend are from my cell phone … they aren’t the best quality, but they’re also not the total worst.

My favorite ones are actually of the drive home. It was very foggy/surreal and thankfully I was not driving because I got a few photos that I would totally print and put on my walls if I’d taken with the Nikon (don’t think they’ll look as good blown up from a cell phone shot). But yeah … I’m posting those first because I really loved them. The rest are mostly from Saturday.

We went up to Stratton Mountain Resort. There were SO many people. I have never really been to a ski resort before but even my friends who go often said it was more packed than usual (The weather was in the 40s but they had a lot of snow from the week before so it was perfect conditions). While Erica, Vince and Erik went to ski/snowboard, Trisha, Nelson and I went tubing (which was our first time—yes, we have been deprived). It was a LOT of fun.

That night we played Cards Against Humanity which was a lot of laughs. Whoever won the round, had to take a shot, so we were pretty buzzed (Jen, who is Erica’s best friend came so I just ‘met her’—was totally blitzed with a couple of others LOL).

Sunday we had a delicious breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon and toast and then we hung out for about an hour and left around noon.

It was a great weekend. We talked a LOT, no one was on their phone/laptops/computers, etc. We really just communicated, had laughs, drank, ate great food, played and it was fantastic. I definitely need more weekends like this in my life.

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Couldn’t believe I caught someone out on the ice!
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Ski Weekend + Politics

I have decided to lug the Nikon with me … lol. Reason why I don’t bring it with me more often and snap more photos like in the olden days (when it was a true passion of mine), is that I have a long lens on it 18mm-300mm and that sucker is heavier than the whole body … so yeah. Excuses, I KNOW… but nonetheless true. Still. I am bringing it with me, so I hope I have some decently good shots from this weekend to share.

I have to admit, it’s been a long time since I’ve taken photography seriously and not just flipped my phone around and snapped a few cheesy pics which I then Instagram-ed up. So, I am probably rusty.

One of my pet peeves is being rushed. Its one of the biggest reasons I stopped being passionate about photography and became overly annoyed. Since I rarely ever travel alone, whoever is traveling with me ends up rushing me and sometimes photography cannot BE rushed. I really should learn to be okay with traveling alone because that’s when I do my best photography.

Last time I took any photos that I even decently liked, was the very last cruise we took with the family in November 2015 (before dad took a really bad turn). If anyone is actually curious enough to look through the 800ish pictures I took (over 7 days … really took like 4k, but narrowed it down a LOT). HAHAHA. Here’s the link to the whole collection (apparently 8 days since I took a handful when we docked back in).

Finally packed last night for the trip. Since it’s just two nights and only a full day and a half of another, I don’t really need much. I did stuff two books and an adult coloring book in, in case EVERYONE but me wants to ski.

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Though I think the girls are doing one thing and the guys are skiing, but we’ll see. I won’t have much of any internet up there, so I won’t be able to post all the next few days or read. It’s actually quite nice to disconnect, especially considering what’s happening today in the USA.

Speaking of… this will probably be the one and only time I ever talk politics. I really dislike Trump. I really think he WILL sink the US and maybe even get us blown up. Yet despite all of that, I do NOT wish him or his family physical harm. I do not wish to spew out all types of hatred toward him (especially since that is all he can do, so why be like him?) … but that is ALL I see on my Facebook (from both sides, both sides are equally horrible right now it’s very sad how divided our nation is and I really do blame him–and the media–for it, but whatever).

Cutting the rest to spare those who really don’t give two shits. 😛
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