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Hiking To Devil’s Head And Exclamation Point

Monday , 21, July 2014 Comments Off on Hiking To Devil’s Head And Exclamation Point

Hiking up to Chimney Rock was fun and we had some great views, but there was still more to do at Chimney Rock State Park and new heights to climb that were even higher than Chimney Rock. After we came back down from Chimney Rock, Amber suddenly realized she had dropped her glasses and went […]

James Garner Kissed My Mother-In-Law

Sunday , 20, July 2014 Comments Off on James Garner Kissed My Mother-In-Law

I was saddened to open my Twitter feed this morning and learn that actor James Garner had passed away Saturday at the age of 86. I never knew or met Mr. Garner, but my mother-in-law did. When I was a young lad of 6 or 7 my father was a huge fan of westerns on […]

The past few days I’ve been reviewing photos from our trip to France in the Spring of 2007. This is one of my favorites with Cindy and her mom standing in front of La Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre, just outside of Paris.

Hiking To The Top Of Chimney Rock

Monday , 14, July 2014 Comments Off on Hiking To The Top Of Chimney Rock

On Thursday morning, June 26, 2014, Cindy, Amber, Abby and I packed a picnic and ourselves into the car and drove to Chimney Rock State Park to hike to the top of Chimney Rock.    

We Are The Introverts

Saturday , 12, July 2014 Comments Off on We Are The Introverts

Over at Incidental Comics, Grant Snider has this nice comic (as well as many, many more about different aspects of human nature and the human experience)  about introverts.  

Calvin’s Final Talk With Hobbes

Wednesday , 9, July 2014 Comments Off on Calvin’s Final Talk With Hobbes

I am a huge fan of “Calvin and Hobbes” and have mourned their absence of original strips since Bill Watterson retired the strip almost 20 years ago. But I wasn’t always such a huge fan. When the strip first debuted almost 30 years ago I was not impressed. My initial reaction was, “What a brat!”, […]

“I Will Look For You…”

Wednesday , 9, July 2014 Comments Off on “I Will Look For You…”

This Mother Goose and Grimm strip in today’s comics section made me laugh out loud.

Elk In The Cataloochee Valley

Wednesday , 9, July 2014 Comments Off on Elk In The Cataloochee Valley

After unexpectedly seeing a huge bull elk in Maggie Valley earlier in the day on Wednesday, June 25th and enjoying a pleasant walk around Lake Junaluska, we drove to the Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at dusk to see the nightly arrival of the elk coming out of the woods into […]

For one thing, you get some great handmade cards and gifts. Last week for my birthday, my oldest granddaughter, Heather, gave me this wonderful birthday card she made herself, incorporating some of my favorite superheroes.   It’s difficult to get the smile off my face every time I look at it! Last month, before Amber […]

Walking Around Lake Junaluska

Tuesday , 8, July 2014 Comments Off on Walking Around Lake Junaluska

On Wednesday, June 25th, after we saw the unusual sight of a bull elk in Maggie Valley, we continued on to our original destination; Lake Junaluska. Lake Junaluska is a beautiful body of water just east of Maggie Valley surrounded by historic homes, a walking area that runs all the way around the edge of […]

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