Dog

Aug. 31, 2019

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Kodak and I went for a sunrise walk on the beach

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and back the the Taco

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We drove around a bit and went seashell hunting

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I wanted sand dollars

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Then the sunset and the high tide rose to the truck

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We moved the truck twice before calling it a night.

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July 28, 2019

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This is how I sleep, Deb is short and has space between her feet and the end of the bed, the dog instead chooses to sleep at my feet, so I have no space!

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Morning run.

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Saying goodbye!

Some numbers:

Nights Camping – 6
 
Miles Driven – 700+
 
Hikes – 7
 
Movies Watched in camp – 1.5
 
Quentin Tarantino premiere’s watch in a theater – 1
 
Homemade Lemon Pies by Elizabeth – 2
 
Bears seen – 2
 
Runs on trails – 3
 
Trucks stuck and recovered – 1
 
Hiking boots thrown in anger at and hitting Jay’s face – 1

 

July 26, 2019

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Today was spent closer to camp, we started by hiking the Lakeside Trail around High Knob Lake.

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Kodak was happy to go in and out of the water

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Then we visited the High Flag Recreation Area overlooking Norton, VA for a picnic lunch

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Norton is a Bigfoot Sanctuary city, locals call it a Woodbooger

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and explored a bit

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we spent the next couple of hours driving forest service and dirt roads looking for hidden camp spots or whatever else we could find… this trail dead-ended and required a 10 point turn around

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The woods are full of these flowers, maybe an upside-down Cheetah Lily

 

Next up – going to see Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

June 22, 2019

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I was up early but couldn’t run since the trail into the camp spot was under water from last night’s storm, good thing there is a waterfall to photograph. This is teh top of Wolf Creek Falls.

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Just trying different angles

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Sadly I chose to only bring my mirrorless Panasonic and couldn’t get the wide angle I wanted

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That did force me to climb to a place I have never photographed the falls from.

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Sam is ready to go…..

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But even to leave, we had to use a chain saw.

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Whenever we are here, we hike up Max Patch

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Sam took off and hiked up alone, when I found her, this is what she was doing, I love she is happy in the moment and not because she hiked to the top.

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Rain or sun?

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Back to driving dirt roads.

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a railroad bridge over the French Broad River in the Cherokee National Forest

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of course we all crossed the bridge like in “Stand By Me.”

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Camp site #2, on the banks of the French Broad.

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Mini-moonshine, beer and shots of whiskey around a fire = a great night!

 

May 26, 2019

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Road trip to mountains, it’s really hot at home!

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I wanted a long ride and managed to find one. Blowing Rock past Grandfather Mountain and into Linville, then back up the Blue Ridge Parkway over the Linville Viaduct.

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Kodak is happy