Thursday, November 8, 2007

It's been 9 days....continued

Now, we've made it to Saturday... Saturday morning, there was a meetup scheduled for the Peoria flickr group. Several of us had a pre-meetup meetup for breakfast. After Friday night, I'm amazed that I made it to breakfast by 7:30!! So, we grab a real breakfast at Bob Evans in East Peoria before heading to Forest Park Nature Center. I tell you what.....between the liquid dinner Friday night, and breakfast Saturday morning....let's just say it's a good thing I have access to a toilet downtown because the assplosion was about to break containment!! After taking care of that emergency pit stop, I made my way to the nature center.

We spent the next few hours walking the trails, taking pictures, and generally giving each other a hard time. Early on, we saw a flock (??) of wild turkeys scratching around foraging in the woods. As I was trying to get a clean shot, I started down a side trail through the woods (looked more like a deer trail or something than anything man-made). I noticed that as I crept closer, the turkeys slowly shifted away from my location. Others from the group were opposite and left of me, so I figured that I would either flush them their direction, or piss them off and have them charge me. Luckily, I just flushed them towards the people to my left. All that, and I didn't end up with any shots I was happy with.

While walking the trails, we were keeping in mind that the assignment was "details" (several of us at the meetup are in the same class). Here are a couple of shots from that outing that were taken specifically with the assignment in mind.
Fall Oak Leaf

IMG_3889

To see others, you'll just have to visit my flickr site

Fast forward to Saturday evening...We're deciding what to do, and I'm anxiously awaiting all of these calls my friends promised on Friday night. Yes, folks, that's the sound of crickets...NOT my cell phone ringing! So, we ended up going to Old Chicago to grab a bite and a couple of beers, which turned out to be a great decision. The entertainment was well above normal..there was a chick having a birthday there, and her friends were...interesting. About the closest way I can describe them was neo-emo or something. Good times, good times!

3 comments:

Gadzooks64 said...

Hahahhahahah, assplosion, been there myself many times.

Always fun to watch other people make fools of themselves. Old Chicago has good food; you got lucky with the show.

tsheets said...

haha! Yeah, I even had to park illegally because there was some kind of event going on downtown and I didn't have time to look for proper parking....at 8:30 on Sat. morning!! Who'd have thought parking would be an issue downtown?? I decided that if I got a parking ticket...it would be worth it!! LOL

Being on that end of town, Old Chicago and BWW are two of the places we visit most frequently. :-)

Lola Takes Pictures said...

roflmfao at assplosion!

Tim, that is truly TMFI and I will never see you in the same light again.

*laughing*