I'm headed to Houston tomorrow for a conference that I go to every year. For the past maybe 2-3 years, I've been bringing my camera equipment on practically every trip I've gone on. Really more as a, "Just in case I see this awesome thing!" But, I rarely actually get photos on these "quick" (non-photography-centered) trips that I end up liking. Usually it's because I either don't have a tripod so can't get that long sunset shot, or I can't spend the time to get around that telephone pole, or something like that. BUT ... there's always the possibility of that awesome shot ... So I'm curious, what're your thoughts on this type of situation? Do you always have at least a camera P&S or body and lens or two with you on all trips? Or do you only bring them when you know you'll have time to really devote to the craft? And while I've made this into a poll, I would appreciate if you'd leave your verbal comments on this thread, too, rather than just voting (though voting's better than nothing!).