Saturday, March 29, 2008

Adventures in Travel Expo and Andrew Zimmern!

Today I met up with my friend Louisa at the Washington DC convention center for the "Adventures in Travel Expo." I had heard about this expo on the radio the other day, so I went on line to read about it. I purchased my ticket online, as it was less expensive than at the door. I also read that Andrew Zimmern, host of the "Bizarre Foods" on the Travel Channel, would give a talk (autograph signing before his talk), so I was really looking forward to the day.

My photo souvenir!

I also had my picture taken with him.

Louisa with Andrew.

Andrew was quite charming and I could tell from his talk he loves his job! His passion for bizarre foods started when he was a young child. After listening to him talk about why he wanted to create such a t.v. show, I can appreciate it even more and can't wait for Tuesday when the show is on.

There were many exhibits and I picked up many DVDs, maps, brochures, other travel-related items, pens, etc. Oh, and we everyone was in line to meet Andrew, the staff was passing out boxes of flavored crickettes. I wasn't brave enough to try them, but when I got home, Tony ate all of them.

After Andrew's talk, Louisa and I listened to Tony Wheeler, who is the founder of the Lonely Planet guide books. We also ran into Patricia Schultz, who wrote "1,000 Places to See Before You Die." I should have pulled my camera out for a photo op but didn't.

In all, it was a fun day and I was really glad to meet Andrew Zimmern.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Photo of the Day

Yes, spring is finally here where we can enjoy the beautiful budding flowers in our gardens. I took this photo of the daffodils today.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Photo of the Day: Frederick Maryland

This is a photograph I took while in downtown Frederick, Maryland. Frederick is located about an hours drive NW of Washington DC and an hour W of Baltimore, MD. Frederick is quite charming with its colorful townhomes, antique stores, and boutique shops. Frederick also has some very good restaurants, a few with outdoor dining. Frederick has a lot of history as well. Check out the tourist board web site for further information.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Photo of the Day: Lucy

I have been using my new Nikkor 35-70 lens. Here's a recent photo of Lucy with her new pink collar.