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Fountain at Royal Poinciana Plaza

Here are a few shots from a new camera – at least new to me. The camera is a Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 megapixel and it is one of the smallest point and shoots I’ve ever seen. It is the size of a pack of cigarettes only half as thick and it has all the wizard electronics you could wish for. The thing even shoots HD video with stereo sound, although I haven’t tried that yet. That’s better than my high end Nikon DSLR.

It was overcast when I took these shots at about 7 p.m. The screen on the back of the camera was as bright as you could want. On first look when I got home, I though the photos were blurred. Then I realized I was too close to the screen for the glasses I was wearing.

I know the photos are not stunning. I just made a quick stop on my five mile bicycle route to shoot something I could look at when I got home. Had to share it so my friends would know I’m still alive.

My new mountain bike.


Written by Charles Keefer

August 8, 2011 at 7:02 pm

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  1. cool camera. your bike looks tough, you need to bring it up and we go up to columbia and do some really neat riding,

    b pellington

    August 10, 2011 at 6:49 pm

  2. The camera is pretty cool. Unfortunately, there are no bicycle racks that fit a Porsche Boxster except one which requires attaching some parts to the undercarriage and which costs $400. I just can’t see using a bike carrier often enough to justify spending $400 plus labor for installation at my Porsche shop.

    But, you never know. I might get it one day.

    At the end of the month, I’m moving into a much larger apartment six doors down the hall. i’ll have a view of the dancing fountain, but even better, I’ll have tons more space. That will be way cool.

    Charles Keefer

    August 12, 2011 at 4:30 pm

  3. Moving! Wow, you had mentioned that. Just remember if you go riding in Columbia, the hills can be steeper than the bridges in Florida.

    If you go to Charleston, I found a really nice B&B in I’on, Mt. Pleasant – near a real chocolatier.
    Drove a rental that might solve your bike/car problem – just rent one of the little boxie cars. This was a Chevy HHR , it was black so my friends said it looked like a mini hearse. Got good mileage, ‘course not the power or pick-up of my Audi – but it beat driving down to SC just for the weekend (40th H.S. Reunion).

    Carol Keefer

    August 14, 2011 at 11:46 am

  4. That was you hadn’t mention that – need an editor. πŸ˜‰

    Carol Keefer

    August 14, 2011 at 11:46 am

  5. Cool bike! Glad you’re moving – let me know if you need furniture. I’m weeding out. Have a lovely antique flip top table and an old English oak pub-style (square) dining table with chairs and leaves – for all those dinner parties you’re going to throw! I think you should pick up where Carl left off – having a “salon” once a month, and either pot-luck or do most of the cooking. I can help.

    Jan Norris

    August 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm

  6. I am moving six doors down on the same floor. The difference is that i get an extra bedroom and bathroom, a bigger kitchen and a bigger living room.

    I was in a one bedroom, one bathroom and very a small kitchen apartment.

    The cost difference is $400 a month. I get more than twice the space for only 1/3rd more rent.

    This is a win.

    Now, do I outfit the new room as a guest bedroom or as an office as if I have a job?

    I think as a guest room where all my friends can come and stay would be better.

    Would you come down if you had your own suite with shower and tub?

    That is what I am getting for a mere $400 a month.

    Love it.


    Charles Keefer

    August 15, 2011 at 9:54 pm

  7. hands down, a guest room

    b pellington

    August 20, 2011 at 9:56 am

  8. That is interesting.

    I will have some space now. I might be interested in the tables and I might be interested in the salon idea, if you would help. It would be nice to get some people together.

    The apartment is huge. It would be a good venue.

    The kitchen is big enough to do a party. There is parking across the way, but you would have to pay for it.

    But what is a few bucks if the drinks are free.

    And then they could venture out to BB King’s joint or whatever.

    Let’s talk.


    Charles Keefer

    August 20, 2011 at 9:57 pm

  9. Can be a guest room/office – get a daybed (i.e., upscale twin) or good futon/small sleep sofa (i.e., comfortable) or even snazzier – get a murphy bed built into a bookcase. Course, if you are going to smoke in your guest room/office, I’m still staying at a hotel. πŸ˜‰
    Don’t forget to let me know your new address (presume it is only apt no. change)

    Carol Keefer

    August 23, 2011 at 6:24 pm

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