My Fugifilm camera has served me well, but it's now in a drawer. It requires lithium batteries. Last year while in Romania the original battery died unexpectedly. Since then I've acquired three other batteries for this camera and had trouble with each. Recently I heard a segment on public radio about the problem of the lithium batteries in the Boeing Dream-liners. The information in the story about the problem with the batteries in the planes was exactly like my problem with the camera batteries, and caused me to go camera shopping. So now I have a new little Canon. It takes simple AA batteries, available anywhere. Today was my first big try with it.
The Twin Cities Volkssports Club sponsored a walk today at the Mall of America (MOA). I was out the door a bit after 7 AM (and hurrah! it was daylight -- spring is coming) and was checked in and ready to walk about 7:45 AM.
We checked in at a table staffed by the club at the Walking Company store.
Here are some things I saw early in the morning.
The neon sign on Old Navy produced an interesting reflection on the floor.
In walking about I noticed two signs of changes in male culture.
Women can now get a blow-dry in malls and even airports and now men can get a shave.
Of course horses...
This photo also shows a detail of the new camera -- a date stamp. I used Photoshop to remove this from other photos in this blog entry. Now I need to figure out the camera menu to remove it from the photos as they are shot.
So I spent a good morning doing a 10K at the Mall of America and learning about my new camera.