We did a fair bit of repair work and improvements to the motorhome this year. New awning, replacement fridge parts, new inverter, new Mr. Buddy propane heater. And of course I'm in the process of re-coating the rubber roof.
And, a whole bunch of repair parts for the little blue car. New timing belt, new water pump, new valve cover gasket. Good thing I can do all these repairs myself without having to pay labor.
And almost all of our electronics needed to be replaced. I got a new laptop in January, and Ruth's arrived last month. Plus a new tablet and a new GPS, and a new long range wi-fi antenna. And in this most recent package? A new camera.
Waterproof to 50 feet. And shock proof.
Seems like the perfect little camera for active travelers like us! Oh, and see that little Wi Fi icon on the front of the camera? That's because this neat little camera can wirelessly transfer your pictures from your camera to your laptop provided you have an available Wi Fi network. Neat stuff.
Not bad for under $200!
And here's the very first pic taken with the little blue camera.
No, Ruth did not pre-approve this photo!
I think it's going to be a good little camera.
Anyhow, that's enough of spending money!
Big rain storm coming through the next 24 hours. Calling for between one and two inches. Not a good start to the camping weekend, and apparently people saw it coming because we don't have any reservations for this weekend. Might be a good day to go up and do some work to the car.
I made a great salmon recipe for dinner last night. Really tasty, and easy to make!
1½ lbs salmon fillets (this was a wild Alaskan sockeye)
2 Tbsp parsley, freshly chopped
2 large or 3 small garlic cloves, pressed
½ Tbsp Dijon mustard
½ tsp salt
⅛ tsp ground black pepper
⅛ cup mild olive oil
2 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 450° F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
In a small bowl, mix together: 2 Tbsp chopped parsley, 2-3 pressed cloves garlic, ½ Tbsp Dijon mustard, ½ tsp salt, ⅛ tsp of pepper, ⅛ cup of olive oil and 2 Tbsp of lemon juice. (Smell it...delicious!)
Slice salmon into even portions. Lay them onto a lined baking dish with the skin-side-down.
Generously brush all sides of salmon with sauce and top with fresh slices of lemon.
Bake at 450°F for 12-15 min or until just cooked through and flaky. Don't over-cook or it will be dry. There you have it! An easy, excellent dish.