The Day I Dropped My New Camera

It was a pleasant spring day in the Brittany region of France.  I strolled along taking pictures of the buildings, which were very appealing.  I had a new camera I’d bought only two weeks before the trip so I could take crisp, clear pictures.  I’d get the camera out of its case, take pictures and carefully put it back in the case.  As I looked around I saw a carousel.  I’d noticed carousels in other towns and villages but hadn’t taken any pictures of them.   This seemed like the perfect opportunity so I pulled the camera out of its case.  And then it happened.  The camera dropped out of my hand and landed on the cobblestone street.  It didn’t just hit the ground – it bounced several times as I stood there unable to keep it from happening.

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Italy Time

After many months of planning and preparation, it’s just about time to go to Italy.  So now I’m going to start packing.  Let’s see:  I need to leave room in the suitcase for souvenirs such as scarves, Venetian glass jewelry and chocolate.  Well, never mind the chocolate.  It rarely makes it home.

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