I have been enjoying visiting blogs and decided to start my own, even though I don't know what I am doing or if anyone will even be interested in reading what I have to say. I am a 50 year old management consultant who has been married to the the love of my life for 30 years and have two grown daughters and a son-in-law who we are very proud of. We are blessed to live in Scottsdale Arizona and are enjoying getting out and experiencing it in our RV! Thanks for stopping by our blog and please consider joining us, who knows where we will go...Kevin & Tracy.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New iPad!

I would not say that I am a technology geek and I have never had the latest and greatest when it comes to computers, but as you know from earlier posts, I am really liking these Apple gadgets.

In more and more meetings that I am in, people are using iPads. So not to be outdone, I had some Birthday money and a Target Giftcard from my Blackbery that I turned in (don't tell my daughter Sarah because I think she planned to use the card) so I took the plunge and bought the iPad2 16GB for the reduced $399 price.

Ideally, I would like to use it for client presentations and to take meeting notes, but I haven't figured out how to save documents and I am not real affective with typing on the keyboard.

Because I am cheap, I didn't want to spend the extra money for the Verizon version of this unit, so I am test driving using my iPhone as a hotspot for $20 per month. So far it works great, I'm just not sure how fast I will get to my 2GB usage limit. It will be nice to always have the ability to connect when WiFi is not available.

I also have not figured out how to insert pictures using Picasa like I do on the laptop, so tonight's post is a little boring...sorry!

I am hoping some of the more technical experts who follow this blog like Rick or Michael might read this post and provide me with some helpful instruction...thanks in advance for your help! (I had to actually go to my laptop to post the links to these two guy's blogs, so that is another challenge that I face with using my iPad)

Well we are off for what will probably and sadly be our last local camping trip and we are supposed to have both wind and rain after a beautiful week...go figure that. But no matter, We will go and have a great time.

I will take some pictures to share...hopefully not of rattlesnakes like our last time out. I can almost guarantee you that Tracy will not be hiking off trail this weekend after our little unfriendly encounter.

That's it for tonight, I had better get this posted and get to bed as this was an early day for me. Diamondbacks just beat the Padres...I hope they continue their great forward momentum...go D'Backs! I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable weekend and be safe out there!


  1. What would we do without our technology?!?! I love my Kindle Fire.

  2. Check out Kate at http://cholulared.blogspot.com/2012/03/painting-on-ipad.html Kate is a real "Apple Head and loves her iPads (yes, multiple). The above link is only one of her iPad posts. She would be a great resource for you. Tell her Donna sent you!! Good Luck!

  3. All the new-fangled electronic gadgets are just too much for my 'ole brain...LOL!

  4. You will love your iPad. I use Dropbox to store files and photos online so that I can access them from any device. Use this link so that we can both get some extra online storage space. (http://db.tt/XgVs1Kg)

    If you go to my blog and click on the iPad page for a list of some wonderful apps. such as Camp and RV by Allstays.com and My Radar. If there anything I can help with, please just ask.

    P.S. There is a Blogger app, which, although not perfect, allows you post to your blog on the iPad.

    1. Michael - Thanks for the response, links and offer of help. I'm sure that I will be taking you up on your offer. Safe travels.