Thursday, January 01, 2015

Well Happy New Year everyone! It was also Patty and my anniversary yesterday a big 30 years I mean 8 years. Forever is a real long time and you dont realize it when you sign on the dotted line lol. Last night we went out for dinner at The Keg and I actually ordered a top sirloin medium well. It was still pretty tender although it was a bit more pink than I wanted but it was so easy to chew and swallow I got through it no problem. Patty got chicken and it was very good as well. Oh so tender! We both had the garlic fried mashed potatoes and I had a ceaser salad to start. We both barely had room for desert but we managed to polish off some strawberry cheesecake. I think I had the last bite or two of Patty's.

After dinner we drove home and picked up Dante then went down to the legislature building to take a ride in a horse drawn buggy. Dante was a little nervous at first, he wasnt sure about the horse but once we got in and got going he was standing on the rail watching all the people who were adoring him as we went past. The carriage we were in was a replica of the queens carriage only it is not covered in gold. So Patty and I did the royal wave to some of the peasants as we rolled by lol. The city looks so nice at night all lit up. We went up Government to China Town then over to Wharf Street then back by the water and Empress to the Legislature building. They have a nice warm blanket but it wasnt all that cold and we had dressed warm just in case.  The horses are so smart if the woman driving was busy talking, the horse would know when the light had turned for us to go. She said they dont see colour but know when the top ones lit they have to stop and wait and when the bottom one comes on they can go.She promised the horses were well taken care of and they retire them to the farm around 25. She said some horses go a little longer if they show signs of restlessness after they have been taken out of rotation. She said most of them live on the farm about 15 more years or until their health starts to deteriorate then they are humanly put down. Some of them are sold as companion horses to other farms but they are not used as work horses any more. I asked if they get many protesters and she said there a small pocket of them that come out now and then but they stand quietly with their signs.

Ok now that I bored you with that stuff the real reason for my post! Patty knows Im still a big kid so for Christmas she got me the perfect gift. well at first she got me an I Tank that you use your phone to control and it has a camera that you can watch in real time on your phone. I didnt open it right away because i wanted to check it out and found out there are lots of problems with the app you use. When I mentioned that to Patty she told me that she had a hard time deciding between that and a helicopter so she told me if i wanted i could take it back. I had no trouble exchanging for the helicopter and couldnt wait to try it out. I got one use out of it then the battery wouldnt charge. I took it back and got another one and it works fine. I have to see about getting extra batteries because it lasts about 12 minutes and a little less if you use the on board camera. Now Im still new at it so have screwed up useing the camera when its good lighting outside. One time I was having a real good flight and was excited to check out the video but had forgotten to put the SD card in it. I did get out this evening before it got to dark to try again and the video worked this time. I will warn you its a little shaky and the helicopter spins a bit because I wanted to see how high it would go then had trouble getting control of it. It was drifting in the breeze and i couldnt tell which end was the front and then it drifted out of the controllers reach. I thought I would post it anyways just to show you all.

Just a warning Terry it does spin and probably wont be good for you. I will try another video tomorrow where I control it better lol,



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1 Comments:

At Friday, January 02, 2015 5:23:00 AM, Blogger Dennis said...

Helicopter...the much better choice. Happy New Year Mr and Mrs

 

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