New shoes and a Camelbak

(069:  My feet hanging out by the pond.  Photo © 2009 by Robin)

I’ve been doing my part to help stimulate the economy lately.  I bought another pair of new shoes, this time for wearing in the boat.  My old boat shoes were looking pretty gross after accidentally stepping into the pond (instead of the boat) a few times.

I was thinking this photo (above) might be my new avatar.  Those striped socks are getting a little old.  A change in footwear occasionally might be a good thing.

My new hydration/day pack arrived yesterday.  I ordered a Camelbak Day-Star.  After looking at a lot of different hydration packs and reviews of them I finally decided on the Camelbak Day-Star because 1) it got excellent reviews, and 2) one of those glowing reviews involved a short woman who raved about how wonderfully it fit.  I’m not extremely short but short enough that sometimes backpacks just don’t fit comfortably.

I wore the Day-Star around the house for a little while and it fits wonderfully well.  I’m impressed.  Now I have to fill up the bladder and throw a few things into the storage pockets to see how I do carrying around 2 liters of water and supplies for a day hike.  I’ve been working on getting in good shape for our trip to Colorado and that includes being able to carry my own stuff.

(Sunday’s sunset.  Photo © 2009 by Robin)

That’s about it from the Bogs for now.  I’m off to turn a big bag of fresh basil into a batch of pesto, make a salad with a bunch of lettuces and other veggies, and then work on a zucchini-tomato gratin that I got a recipe for over the weekend (from Vegetarian Times).

We’ll be eating well.  🙂

14 Comments on “New shoes and a Camelbak”

  1. anhinga says:

    I like it, would make a great avatar, instantly recognizeable. Go for it.

  2. krebiz says:

    Not first 😦

    I like the pack a lot. I didn’t know these bladder type packs existed. Fascinating. I want one now. I have nothing to use it for, but I want one.

    A friend of mine, before he went on climbing trips, used to load his backpack with really heavy stuff, like cans, then take the stairs to his apartment a few times a day (12 flights). He said it was the best exercise ever. I wonder if you could fill that thing with rocks, maybe pack the cats safely in there (to simulate the shifting of things on uneven terrain), and hike around the property.

    • Robin says:

      Perhaps you could use it at work, Biz. You wouldn’t have to leave your chair to stay hydrated. (But you’d have to leave a lot to deal with the consequences of all that hydration.)

      I don’t think the cats would appreciate simulating the shifting of things on uneven terrain. But we can test that notion when you come for a visit by putting the Camelbak on you and letting you walk around with clawing, hissing cats inside of it.


  3. Bo Mackison says:

    Love the camelbac–think I could attach it to my camera backpack? Uh, no. That’s already heavy enough. And basil and pesto and tomato gratin. Oh yum. I was satisfied enough with my turkey sandwich 2 minutes ago, but not so satisfied now! 🙂

    Yes to the new avatar-‘twould be awesomely you!

    • Robin says:

      Thanks, Bo. 🙂

      You have a camera backpack? What kind? Not that I have enough equipment to carry around in a backpack, but maybe, someday…

  4. We have a large selection of such packs, what with Mr Uhdd being a fellrunner; I just don’t like drinking from them! Love the shoes and the pesto….. yum.

    • Robin says:

      I wondered about the taste when it comes to drinking from the pack, UHDD. I should probably start rinsing it out every day or something to get that plastic flavor out of it.

  5. ybonesy says:

    I like the shoes. They have a dreamy quality to them, and it’s not just the treatment of the photo. Like the round toe and the Mary Jane like band. And the colors.

    Hey, btw, did you password protect your photo blog? I tried to get in and couldn’t. Or, did you finally close it? This is my first foray back to visiting blogger friends, so perhaps I missed something. Let me know the p/w if it’s just a matter of that.

  6. Jeni says:

    Hi 🙂

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