Travel

Aug. 6, 2017

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Vacation Day 9

Hike #28 #52hikechallenge High Knob Trail to fire tower

We packed up camp in the morning and headed back up 33 to the trail head for one last hike.

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The group.

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Again what won’t Clay do for a picture?

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Moth Macro

After the hike we had a picnic lunch at the the roadside overlook and said our goodbyes!

What a relaxing and fun week of camping and exploring with friends!

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Till next year…

July 22, 2017

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Some days are better Photo A Day days than others… I started with a macro of this grasshopper.

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Then the RCC Photography Department’s Graduation Recognition. A framed “Toast”

So I think I am done with PODs and head towards South Carolina to pick upĀ  Sam from her Aunt and grandmother week long vacation.

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and the Wienermobile pulls in front of me… and they are hiring! – http://www.mlive.com/news/us-world/index.ssf/2017/07/wienermobile_drivers_wanted_os.html

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I followed for a while, hoping it would stop for a picture next to it, I finally gave up and passed it….

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and left it in my dust of US 1. If only every POD day was this good!

 

July 2, 2017

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As Calvin told Hobbes, the days are packed. Swimming, paddling, card games, and off road bocce.

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a quick side trip for ice cream

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and for the second evening in a row, a twilight paddle, last night was for fireworks, tonight for the sunset.

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Sam poses for James to create an epic Instagram picture

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waiting….

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May 28, 2017

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The end of the road (beach) on the South Banks.

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Sam

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or just the Tacomas

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the tide was perfect for shell hunting

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Then over to the lighthouse

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We cooked dinner and watched the sunset

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Shrimp boats

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Then we headed back to find a place to camp for our 6:30am ferry.

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Well crap, thunderstorm warning, lightning, and wind. We slept (or tried) in the truck cab till about 12:30am and gave up and set-up the Flippacs.

Click to see a Video of Trip

Feb. 19, 2017

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Hike #8 of #52hikechallenge – Stone Mountain State Park

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Clay comes back from the edge! My third visit and this time we went counter clockwise on Stone Mountain Loop Trail and down the 400 steps.

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Then back up Wolf Rock and Cedar Rock – this is the view of Stone Mountain from Cedar Rock.

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There is an old homestead on the backside of Cedar Rock – but I could not find any info on it.

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Then back down to the Hutchinson Homestead and the view of Stone Mountain from below.

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A climber (lower left) in red shows the scale!

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We ended the day with a couple of waterfalls!