I was surprised with an early birthday present. Mom and Dad gave me a Pentax K-x DSLR this morning. It was Dad’s old camera and instead of trading it in on his K-30, he set it aside for me.
Along with the camera, I got a 18-55mm lens that came with the camera, a really sharp manual 50mm lens, a Pentax 100-300 lens, and a Takumar-F 28-80mm manual lens. Dad says the Takumar lens kind of sucks but it is a macro for me to learn with.
They gave it to me on Saturday morning after I had gone for a walk with Oliver. After that we went to Strasbourg where grabbed some things that Mom forgot, grabbed a bite to eat at The Burger Barn (Dad says that by law, every town in Saskatchewan has to have a restaurant named The Burger Barn) and then went and explored some abandoned farm buildings.
We also wandered north to the marina where I tried in vain to get a good shot of some mallard ducks that were just out of my range. I guess I’ll need to save up for a Sigma 150-500 or the Pentax 560mm lens. Of course sitting in the tall grass had me covered in ticks. That wasn’t my best move of the weekend.
Today, I woke up to Oliver’s gift for me. He gave me Assassin’s Creed III. I have the first two. It will fun to play during the Revolutionary War.
After several hours of trying to free the United States from the British, I had a great steak dinner and chocolate cake.