Back at the Crane Reserve this weekend to entertain Barbara and test a new lens configuration with a 1.6x teleconverter. The lens test bombed, like I thought it would, but we had a great time nonetheless and visited with two friends we hadn't seen in a few years. The parking area was filled with cars as a number of people sign up to take tours of a 'closed' reserve north of this spot. This is a three-weekends of the month Dept. of Fish and Game tour that extends through January. A van load of kids came from Oakland as well.