Yeah, that part was annoying. Hard to take photos from the car given you get the angle you get. Oh, and it's one way. So unless you do two loops - the first loop driving, the second as passenger - you are also stuck shooting over someone in the car.
Despite all of those things, it was a great place.
|dowitchers, I believe|
Later she spotted one land in a pond startling the crap out of some birds that flew away. DJ's reaction, "That bird did not have clearance to land almost causing an avian collision in pond."
Then there was this beauty:
I wanted to see an owl. It was promised in all the stuff we read. In the last two weeks, they spotted three different kinds. So as we drove the the wooded areas, we looked in the the trees. And instead, spotted this bird:
I will definitely be going back. And I will be taking another driver with me so I can take shots instead of trying to do both. And I believe there are times and areas where you can walk. I'll definitely be researching those areas.
Lastly, it was a good few hours with DJ. We talked about life, about friends, about relationships. It was good bonding time. She gave me the laughs I needed - and the insights that kids that seem too old for their age can give you. Good stuff.
It was funny because after we left, I turned the radio back on. There is a song that has a line in it that says "I'm glad you came". If I know the song before the kids do, I usually say a line of the song. In this case, I said "I'm glad you came", to which, DJ says quite sincerely "I am glad I came too. That was fun." Then she heard the song, slapped herself on the forehead before declaring she was a dork. I love that kid.