Like many cities this size, there's a shopping area that now contains all the big box stores like Walmart. Three or four blocks of stores and their parking lots.
So I had gone in to Walmart to check pricing on those Epipens for bee sting allergies. They're $109 there. The ones there don't expire until the end of 2014 so at least I'd get two summers out of it. If I don't have to use it that is!
I was getting a little hungry and decided to stop in at Subway and pick up a half a sub as a bit of a treat. I parked the truck a fair bit from the store, opened the windows, and sat and ate my snack.
So I'm munching away and I see in the distance something moving through some parked cars. At first I thought it was a cat. But the ears were far too long for that and I quickly saw that it was actually a rabbit. Heading my way.
I had the camera with me and quickly got ready to try and get a shot of this funny rabbit. He was moving pretty quickly, but as soon as he got beside me he put the brakes on! And sat down.
Maybe he smelled the lettuce in my sandwhich?!
So here I am in this busy Walmart parking lot with a white-tailed jackrabbit watching me eat my lunch. Too strange! I looked it up later, and it is indeed a white-tailed jackrabbit. I knew by the description... "a nocturnal creature who hides during daylight hours". Too funny.
What do you think of my wildlife photography skills? Practicing for Africa!!
He sat there for a good 30 seconds or so. And then ran away as quickly as he showed up. The strange things you see!
Meanwhile, back at the campground, people were packing up. Yesterday was one of those odd days where a lot of people left, but nobody was coming in until today. So we were actually pretty empty last night but we had a lot of trash to pick up. There's a family reunion group who has rented out our entire overflow camping area and set up a huge tent as well. They'll be easy to look after though...they police themselves so I don't need to worry about quiet hours, and I only have to keep them supplied with two stacks of wood so I don't need to check each site individually. But the lower campground is looking pretty busy and it's supposed to be a nice weekend overall, even though it's spitting with rain as I write this.
Ruth made a delicious roast chicken dinner with all the fixings last night. She works hard all day and still manages to keep us well fed!
Had to try out the new camera on the "food" setting. What do you think?
Another gorgeous sunset last night.