I Miss The Mountains

During the two years that we lived in Virginia, we were given the opportunity to vacation at the ocean on four different occasions. The agency we worked for sent us on a trip to Kill Devil Hills, NC one year and Myrtle Beach the next. We also got the chance to go to Virginia Beach and Sandbridge Beach on a couple of our long stretches off. Man, I love the ocean. I really never feel freer than when I am sitting with my feet in the waves.  Continue reading “I Miss The Mountains”

Ocracoke Island

Two years ago today, I was lying on one of the beaches of Ocracoke Island, my feet planted firmly in the sand as the waves of the ocean rippled around them. The sun shining down on my face provided a feeling of satisfaction that cannot often be matched. I was made for the ocean. There really is nothing else like it. Today, I am sitting in my kitchen, attempting to draw my mind back to that day. Two years later, the memory is still there, if mainly propped up by the pictures that we took that day. Continue reading “Ocracoke Island”

What makes you curious?

Now, I know, curiosity killed the cat. However, I think that having a spirit of curiosity is healthy. How boring does life get when we stop discovering new places. One time, a friend was telling me about this vacation place that his family always goes to over Memorial Day weekend. They have been going there for something like 25 or 30 years without change. I just listened but in my mind, I was thinking, “How dull. There is so much in the world beyond that.” Continue reading “What makes you curious?”

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