Saturday, November 06, 2010
Raise your hand if you play "Animal Crossing".
I love that game, although I still prefer the Gamecube version over the newer Wii version. In the Gamecube version you can hunt for mushrooms between Oct.15th and Oct. 25th. There are five mushrooms each morning, if you get out there right at 8am and hunt for them. They decrease over the hour between 8 and 9, and are all gone by 9am, so it's kind of like the early bird thing.
I tend to time travel when I play this game because I get bored with it if I just do each day when I get to it. This means I set the time and day each time I turn it on to play. Otherwise, it is a game that keeps real time. There are some things you don't get if you time travel, because you have to go back on consecutive days in order for them to work, but otherwise it is your choice.
Anyway...I thought it was just random that they had you go mushroom hunting in October, but apparently that is based on when mushrooms sprout in the real world. I say that, because, on our trip to the ocean we saw more mushrooms than I think I've ever seen before. Mushrooms were everywhere and there was quite a variety, too. Here are some pictures of some of the mushrooms we saw. These are the ones from around our RV park. Tomorrow I will post the ones from Twin Harbors State Park.
Mario style but brown instead of red. The actual name is Amanita Muscaria.
There is a little pool of water on this one with leaves floating in it.