This morning I was up earlier than usual so I could get my chores done before going on a bus tour around Seattle. The tour bus arrived at the campground later than expected so the three of us at KOA had to wait around quite a while. After picking us up, the driver had to stop at several other places to pick up other passengers before the tour officially began. At one place he picked up four people who were not supposed to be on our bus. I was amazed that he hadn't checked his list for their names! He had to backtrack to return them to their hotel. They were not pleased.
When the tour finally began, it was nice; but we didn't really have much time to look around at each stop. But, as I always say, a little is better than nothing. We had about 25 minutes at Pike Market so I bought a sandwich and drink at a deli. I just had time to gobble down about half of it before it was time to get back on the bus. Later, when I had to transfer to a different vehicle to go back to KOA, I was in such a rush that I left the remains of my sandwich behind. That was to have been my dinner!
For the tour I used my Pentax 35mm film camera. I'll need to find a place to have the film developed and saved to a CD so I can upload some of them to my trip journal.
When I got back to KOA, I took off again -- this time for Olympia. I stopped in Lacey (just outside Olympia) at a Best Buy store to see whether one of their techs could figure out what was wrong with my digital camera. They referred me to Kit's Camera Shop (part of the Ritz/Wolf Camera chain). The people at Kit's were very helpful but were unable to repair the camera. They would have to send it off to a repair shop. Since that would take 2-3 weeks, it was not a viable option for me; so I did the next best thing: bought a new digital camera. It is a Fuji FinePix S5200 with 5.1 megapixels (same as my old Olympus) and 10X optical zoom (more than three times that of my Olympus). When I return to Austin, I'll check into repairing the Olympus.