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On our way home from Maryland Sharon and I passed a gentlemen on the shoulder of I-65, outside of Montgomery, AL, pulling a shopping cart overflowing with items that can only be described as “stuff”. I mentioned to Sharon regarding our current situation that “it could always be worse” as I pointed to this poor fellow dragging his belongings in the searing southern U.S. heat.Read the full entry »
This is a beach town I have visited several times before and really enjoyed it. It has a totally different pace than Pensacola Beach, TOTALLY! Now that can be good or bad, depending on what you are looking for. Ocean City lacks any secluded beach areas like Pensacola has. But it has a very large boardwalk that stretches for 2.5 miles and dates back to 1902 and is recognized as one of the best Boardwalk’s in the country. It is non-stop shops, restaurants, hotels and bars complete with a rather …Read the full entry »
After hanging in Deal Island for a few days doing pretty much nothing, we were stir crazy and ventured out to the small historic town of Pocomoke City just 30 minutes away. It is definitely small, but full of charm. An old downtown area was neat to look at, but we were hoping to get lunch there but no restaurants except a pizza place was still in business :( Apparently there were two nice places with lots of personality right in downtown that just recently closed their doors.Read the full entry »
We arrived at Deal Island with a sound asleep Nora, after an hour straight of screaming. She just wanted out of the VAN! She endured 20 hours over 3 days stuck in the car seat and just could not handle another minute. So I pulled over and just by pure luck, was an upscale gated subdivision with the gate wide open. We drove in and stopped along the fountains at the entrance. I got out with Nora and immediately she stopped crying. She loves fountains and moving water. After holding …Read the full entry »
I guess I need to rename our travel blog from Dogparks and Brewpubs, to Dogparks and Playgrounds :) Since Nora has begun walking we have made a point to search out big playgrounds for her to check out. Right now though I think it is probably more fun for us than her *LOL* Our search this time was while visiting Charleston S.C.
We headed out to James Island County Park which we had visited in the past due to the excellent dog park they built. It is a top notch …
Sharon and I headed out on a road trip to see her parents on Deal Island, MD and family in Baltimore, MD. To help make the trip easier we made a stopover in Charleston S.C. to see our friends Kevin and Jason. And while there we wanted to explore Kiawah Island as we have never been there.
The drive down highway 171 was spectacular. The live oak trees had overgrown the road to form a dense tunnel with their branches from which long flowing strands of spanish moss hung from waving …
One thing Skippy is known for unfortunately, has been his flatulants, or farts as most people refer to them. Ever since I can remember it has been a problem. However Skippy has had fun with his “talent”.
A story that goes way back, back when we around 12 years old, is from our trip to Hershey. We never actually made it to Hershey as we got into trouble for horsing around and his mom punished us by bypassing Hershey but I digress.Read the full entry »
When I moved into our new place I met the neighbor, Chip, very early on who owns a sign shop across the street. We hit it off pretty well as he is an artist as well, and we share many of the same views and interests. During one of our first chats he told me about a woman in the neighborhood who is a little deranged and should be avoided at all costs due to her random acts of violence. His friend had become a victim of one outburst …Read the full entry »
***Please note, we now have prints of Randy’s photos up for sale of beach scenes and beach wildlife (dolphins and birds) as well as Lost Sole #359 that was featured on CNN, to benefit the Emerald Coast Keeper Organization, please help us clean up our shorelines!!** (view prints>>)
We have decided to find creative ways to collect money to donate to a local organization, The Emerald Coast Keeper, to help do our part and clean up the beaches. So far we have collected $50 through a silent auction of a framed …
Today I went out to Pensacola Beach for a quick photoshoot for work. On the way home I decided to check out our beaches and see if there was oil on them as result of the huge waves churned up by Hurricane Alex. While I did not see the “tar mats” like I saw last time I was there when I snapped the image of Lost Sole #359 there were copious amounts of “tar balls.”
I am sure many of you have been hearing this term for some time now, and …