Today Allison and I drove up to New Hampshire because we are spending the weekend with my Aunt Cindy and Uncle Wayne. Before we got going I ended up catching Oliver relaxing on some of the tools that we had out for getting our rooms remodeled.

We got everything packed up and headed up to NH. Allison drove and I read some of the comic books that I picked up yesterday. I had Transformers Generations #11 and #12 which were reprints of Marvel Comics Transformers #30 and #31. I have all of the originals but since I am still a big fan I wanted the reprints as well. It was nice reading those comics. I had a little flashback to when I was a kid on the Cape. I would go to the comic book store there every week and get new comics, and at that time it was just G.I. Joe and Transformers. And twenty years later the comics I still collect are G.I. Joe and Transformers. I really like what the artists and writers are doing to the lines now. They have updated the story and the characters but have kept true to the spirit of the series. I also read the Transformers Movie Prequel #1. This is a four issue series that will fill in some back-story on the new Transformers movie that will be out this July 4th.

We stopped for lunch at Dan and Marcia’s. It was a nice little pit stop and we’ll be stopping back that way on the way home. Then we continued on towards Lincoln, NH. But before that we stopped off at Target to pick up some Archer Farms Organic Air Popped popcorn. This is the absolute best popcorn in a bag that I have ever had. It is not overly salty, it is just salty enough. I also like it because you can have 3 cups in a serving and the nutrition information is very good for someone who is trying to watch what they eat.

We got up to the house in Lincoln, NH around 2:30pm. And we took a little rest and watched some CMT. There was a show that was featuring a behind the scenes of an upcoming Dukes of Hazzard movie. I saw the one that had Johnny Knoxville and Sean William Scott. That was not a very good movie. This new one is called, The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning. It actually looks much better and has some fairly unknowns in the roles of the Duke Boys and Daisy. Willie Nelson reprises his role as Uncle Jesse. Who else could play that role? I mean really? The show didn’t say where it was a CMT movie or a movie that would be in the theaters. And I have no wireless right now to check it out. (When I got home I saw that The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning was a direct to video movie and is on sale now at Target.

Then I went over to the Franconia Notch State Park. I wanted to go and get my Photo-A-Day. I walked out onto the trail down to the Pemigewasset River Covered bridge. There I set up my GorillaPod with my Canon SD800Is camera and then took out my Sanyo Xacti C4 and attached it to my QuikPod. I filmed a few scenes for my upcoming podcast for my new blog: The Wired Kayaker. Yes, I know I wasn’t kayaking but that is not what The Wired Kayaker is going to be all about.

The Wired Kayaker is a catchy name but the blog and the podcast will be about all the different outdoor activities that anyone can do. I was out there testing my equipment. I put the GorillaPod on a fence and started filming. Then I walked out to the trail and started filming with the QuikPod and the Sanyo. I need a new Sanyo. I’m going to wait until the HD2 is out in April to buy that one. The reason I want to use that is that the screen flips 270 degrees so you can turn it to face yourself when you are filming yourself with the QuikPod. That way I can perfectly frame my shots on the first try. These two products certainly compliment each other very well. But the problem I am having is that the Sanyo is about 4 years old and you can hear the lens move to focus. But it has been a great camera over the years.

Tonight we went to the Woodstock Station for dinner. We had a 40 minute wait but we had brought some dice with us and played Farkle to pass the time. I took a photo of a sloppy dice fiasco where one die ended up under the couch and Aunt Cindy’s friend Andy went after it. As he was searching everyone else was telling me to take a picture. I left my camera at home but luckily I bought Allison a camera for Valentine’s Day and she had hers. So I used that to take the picture. I almost won the Farkle game too. Dinner was pretty good but we had a very inattentive waitress.

Covered bridge on the Pemigewasset River.
Covered bridge on the Pemigewasset River.

On the Trail above the Pemigewasset River.
On the Trail above the Pemigewasset River.

Oliver on the tools.
Oliver on the tools.

Andy looking for Farkle Dice.
Andy looking for Farkle Dice.

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