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Saturday, April 26, 2014, Champoeg State Park, OR, Day 5 - 0 miles, 7573.3 For the Trip

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Well, it started out sunny, but check out the Pot Luck Dinner!

I realized I didn't have a camera plate for my new Nikon D800. The plate goes between the camera & the tripod - it is a quick attachment device that goes on all the large lenses as well as camera bodies and makes it easy & fast to change. Without it, there is no way to put the D800 on my Markins tripod head. I made some calls, and found that Pro Photo Supply in Portland had plates that fit the Nikon (they are custom shaped for each body model). So, a quick trip to Portland this morning.

After that it was back to the trailer to cut up apples for the pie for the pot luck. I still haven't quite got the knack of baking pastry in the toaster oven - the crust is a little dark, but it tastes OK. While the pie was cooling, I took a walk around the campground loop as well as "B" loop with my camera to catch photos of those staying over there.

I lent my new "Easy Up" (it isn't all that easy up, at least for one) to the pot luck - 4 of us hauled it down the road to put over the tables. A bunch of people brought theirs so we had everything covered. I had hoped that doing all that would prevent the rain since it was pretty nice out during the afternoon, but as soon as the pot luck started, the rain came. Lots of photos of everyone huddled under umbrellas and easy ups. The food, as usual, was great and plenty for all. After the pot luck there were give aways. A campfire was planned, but the rain dampened any thoughts of one so everyone headed back to their trailers.

Until Tomorrow -

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