Tacoma

Feb. 21, 2020

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Time to explore!

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Kodak and I headed to the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness for a hike

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she paused and looked at me like, “you sure old man”

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pretty day

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She is so happy, I have missed hiking!

Jan. 7, 2020

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Taking Sam back to UNC for the start of Spring semester, look how happy she is!

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Before tennis I meet the local FJ Cruiser club including the owner of this truck whi I have been FB friends with for a couple of years since we share MTB, off-roading and camping interests but had never met in person!

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I really should wax my paint more often ; )

Oct. 11, 2019

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A cool little camp site, Neuseway Nature Park, I had the place almost to myself.

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Morning view of Neuse River

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Ridgemont Country Club are the Piedmont 40+ 3.5 singles team in the state championship in Goldsboro after winning the summer season.  We are 1-1 at the end of day 1 and in third place. I played #1 singles for both my matches and went 2-0.

My first match was odd, I was nervous and tight and my legs were literary shaking. I fell behind 4-1, before winning 11 straight games to win 6-4,6-0.

My second match started better, 6-0 but let him win 2 serves and break me before I won the second set 6-3

 

Oct. 7, 2019

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A foggy start to my ride.

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The BRP Linn Cove viaduct was even worse. It was an awesome morning on the bike!

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Then it was time to explore… a Forest Service Road I heard about….

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pictures never do it justice and I quit taking photos as my stress raised and the obstacles became tougher… this was no joke; several washouts, ravens and wheel lifting later we were halfway through. Each time I walked a route, I was looking not to make sure I could get through it, could I get back up it if the road was blocked a or a closed gate.

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An awesome camping spot for a lunch break. My truck is the minimum I would have wanted to take, 33 inch tires, 2.5 inch lift, armored with bumpers, sliders and skid plates… anything less would have resulted in damage!

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A good day!