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May 09, 2006


Dear Brian,
Poor you. Robert Paul Howard

Robert, thanks for your sympathy. Much appreciated. Our situation is even worse than you know, however. This morning both of my swim trunks are dry. Soon I'm going to have to decide which to wear. My head is already starting to hurt.

Then, tonight we're going to have choose a restaurant to eat dinner at. More decisions! I've got to be strong...somehow I will endure.

Brian- Thanks so much for sharing your trip in Photos and thoughts. I am SOOO jealous.
You take just fabulous photos! These, and from another story you did around where you live. Could I ask- what kind of camera do
you have? I'm in the market for a new one, and have been looking
at digital zooms (but not SLR..just way too expensive for me).
And I'd like to say in general, that I so enjoy reading your blogs. My husband and I hail from Kingman, AZ. Hot and dry, but were
up in the mountains... in a nice adobe style homey home.
Thanks, Susie

Susie, my camera is an Olympus Stylus 500. I like it. I've also owned the Stylus 300. I switched to the 500 for the additional megapixels and, especially, the improved LCD screen.

It doesn't wash out in bright light and is quite a bit larger. Another nice feature of this camera is that you can easily understand the preset picture taking modes. There are several dozen of them.

I frequently use "outdoors" which improves blues and greens. And "sport" which freezes things like moving water. "Sunset" came in handy on Maui. Otherwise, I just leave the settings as they are. It's all I can do to choose between the preset modes.

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