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An Ode to the Boiled Peanut

The Veggie Patch, our local fruit and vegetable stand, opened back up for the summer recently. The other day, as ConnieLou and I were headed home from running errands and as we passed by ConnieLou said “Too bad we’re already … Continue reading

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Wildflower Season

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Originally posted on Mountain Crossings at Neel Gap:
Each day I go out for a hike, I find more and more wildflowers blooming. I love this time of year when everything starts to sprout and turn green. This blog post…

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Excuses, Excuses…

I was a bit overdue for my Young Harris fix and was looking for an excuse for a visit. Now to be honest, it doesn’t take much of an excuse to cause me to head up for a visit. ‘Because … Continue reading

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On the Grid – March 11, 2017 – Venimus, Vidimus, Vicimus

I’ve been waiting for a year to write this entry. Yesterday I finally conquered my 366 Grid. One year ago yesterday, ConnieLou (and her doctors) conquered breast cancer. Venimus, Vidimus, Vicimus! We came, We saw, We conquered! You may remember … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Yep, I survived my 52nd trip around the sun and have started another. When ConnieLou asked me what I wanted for my birthday I had to think about it for a little bit. There’s almost always some little gadget or … Continue reading

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Double, Double Toil and Trouble…

Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble… What may be the most memorable line from Shakespeare’s Macbeth popped into my head as I was boiling a little water with my new Solo Stove. Wait…new Solo Stove? Yep…got … Continue reading

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PSA: Help Prevent Wildfires

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As many may know by now, there are an alarming amount of forest fires burning in North Georgia, North Carolina and East Tennessee. Over the last few weeks, hundreds of fires have…

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I Ain’t As Good As I Once Was…

“I ain’t as good as I once was, I’ve got a few years on me now…“ The line from Toby Keith’s song As Good As I Once Was is resonating kinda loudly with me right now. I spent the weekend … Continue reading

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St. Augustine Strong

I debated on the title for this entry. I had three or four possible titles in mind but I kept coming back to two, “Resilience” and “St. Augustine Strong”. Ultimately I decided to let Jenna make the call. Here’s the … Continue reading

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I Think She Likes College…

With six weeks of class and two hurricanes under her belt, I think Jenna likes college life.  Read on… On Sunday afternoon, we went over to my cousin Lori’s house to celebrate me and Ashley’s birthdays. As we sat down … Continue reading

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