I completed everything I wanted on that trip, but just barely. It was one of those memories kind of trips where I went up north to the camp grounds I went every year until I became a teenager. We started off in sudbury cause there was no way we were wasting a day pitching and disassembling a tent for a three day vacation, and because it rained we went to science north. Honestly watching Imax movies is a great use of time. They get filmed for just that type of display so the images are so clear and awesome. We watched a film on the sturgeon, and the history of the great lakes, which I learned a lot from, but weirdly didn't make me feel like I should do anything. The movie was about how humans polluted the great lakes, and overfished the sturgeon, but then ended with a, we have done a huge clean up effort, and this scientist we're showcasing found a solution to the sturgeon population problem, so just sit there and enjoy the movie, cause you really don't gotta do jack to help out. The exhibits in Science north are pretty cool, there is this giant porcupine, and the sign outside of his pen says "Don't touch the porcupine, he bites". LOL what an ironic statement. I'm not going to go into any depth about the other ones, just to say that they are pretty cool. Oh, and I found out I have an astigmatism in my left eye. Cause this column turned dark, on a test. I'm really doubting it though, cause I have like 26/20 vision or something like that. So I really don't want to believe it.
The hiking was great. That campground feels like it's my backyard, I know all the trails really well, and pretty much the entire campground area, even though it is huge. I guess going somewhere for 12 years straight does that to you. I didn't see the giant snapping turtle this year, but it's always a fluke to see him, and usually I'm out there 2-3 weeks and miss him anyways. However, I saw herons, and frogs, and turtles, and nothing else there. Honestly so many people going there I'm sure has scared off the wildlife. I was complaining that my trip wouldn't be complete til I saw an actual animal, like a bear, or wolf, or moose, or fox, something big and mammalish. Luckily on the drive home I saw a deer, it was all bright and glowy in the sun, just awesome. It didn't really matter though cause I see them all the time at home. Oh, and we saw a wild turkey, but that's nothing out of the ordinary either
Anyways, this is getting long, so hopefully you've skipped to the end by now to read, that yes, I was drawing on the trip. No I will not be posting up any of my sketches, unless I grab some reference pics off my families cameras to finish them off, cause I was doing like 15 second drawings of turtles, and flowers and such so they aren't worth posting. I have decided I'm gonna draw my little brother and dog, and turn them into some sort of short piece, I'm not sure what yet, but I have a strong desire to do this. And instead of drawing for my series the last 2 weeks, I've been writing it. The entire story has been written out from start to end in a short synopsis form, so I don't forget any of it. Which means nothing to you, cause you can't read it, but at least I'm working on it.
Art post next week???