One of the blogs I follow is All About Purple. Debbie and her husband, Chuck are always going on fun outings, and she often posts photos of the two of them together. I used to think she asked strangers to take all those pictures. Then, a few months ago, Debbie wrote that they have a portable tripod.
That started me thinking: my camera has a timer setting on it. Hmmm. So I asked Motor Man for a tripod for Christmas. And he said that he would certainly get one for me, but we already had one.
I knew that, even before we were married, Motor Man had a pair of binoculars off to the side in an upstairs sitting room. I’ve even used them once or twice to look out across the river. But since I knew nothing about tripods, I thought the “stand” they were mounted on was a stationary one.
Then, in just a few easy steps, Motor Man demonstrated that, indeed, we do have a portable tripod.
We’ve already used it a few times. We took it to Vermont. (You just knew there would be more pictures, didn’t you?)
And we’ve taken it to the Outer Banks. Motor Man bought a cottage there the year before we married. And that’s where he proposed to me. Last month, as we were preparing to sell the cottage, we wanted a picture of us, taken exactly where he proposed. Easy peasy: 10 seconds to pose.
Oops. A lot can happen in 10 seconds.
So that’s the story of our little travelling tripod: no longer homebound. Stay tuned for more of its adventures.