Got up to the forecast of a great day in eastern MO/IA. so at 06:45AM I set out for Fort Madison IA, for a couple of days of train watching and relaxing.Of course when I arrived I found out that of all things to forget, I left the USB cord to the camera which would preclude downloading any pictures to the laptop, I went to a local computer shop to see if I could find a cord, but they are rare, especially the little one Sony uses with it’s camera’s. I asked about a cheap reader for my card that would plug into my laptop and allow me to take the images directly from the card, the guy said the only thing he had was a PCMIAA card which would plug in the slot in my laptop. When I looked at the price it was marked $64.00. I told him that was more than I wanted to spend so he said, I can discount it we have had it forever let me see what I can do, he came back a few minutes later and said how about $29.00 you are going to pay near that for a good USB cable and this will read any card from almost any size. I said okay it’s a deal. Almost like Mexico.
Since they were doing track work and the railroad was going to be slow for a few hours, I decided to sightsee.
This is Old Fort Madison, it was closed for repairs being done.
Santa Fe Steam Engine Displayed near the Fort.
Train taken from inside the trailer, lead engine is still painted in Santa Fe Red & silver.
So now I will wait until later and run about a mile away, there is a McDonald’s Restaurant, that I checked out earlier and it has a strong Wi-Fi signal on the parking lot, so I will do like I did when I was camping at the Lake and make one trip a day to post the blog and check e-mail.
Tonight should be a good sleeping night, and a decent day is forecast for this area for tomorrow.
Be safe out there, Sam & Donna..