2nd Avenue Pier at twilight.

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I really like these photos I took of the 2nd Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach (it’s right next to my hotel).   It was after sunset, and beginning to get cloudy (it’s supposed to be rainy tomorrow, ugh) but I think that makes these pictures a little moody and more interesting than those taken in full sunlight.

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Tomorrow I’m going to try to get some photos of the sunrise. Hopefully it will be visible.

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Today’s Featured Blog…Life Experiment Blog!!

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Hello All 🙂

I do hope you are enjoying your summers! (Or Winter, depending on where you are in the world) Personally, things have been on super high speed since about a month before the wedding. We were so happy to just sit down and breathe when we returned. However, we quickly realized that there was so much left undone here that it was only time to ‘just do it’. So…that’s what we’ve been up to.

Today, I just couldn’t resist. The sun is shining beautifully and I had to run out with my coffee and just….enjoy it. No lists, no running to this place or the other, the dishes can wait, the work can wait.

If life is merely just a bunch of snapshots strung together, I want this moment in my file!

-Mliae

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Snow Cones

Who's My Favorite Today?

Sometimes it’s the simple things……. snow cones on a Sunday afternoon.  I am trying to treasure every minute right now.  Every second.

We have 10 more days until Avery moves into her college dorm.  I know things will never be the same after that.  She will be independent and her own person.  And I want her to be all that.  We have worked all these years for her to do well and go to college.  I know she is extremely privileged to be one of the few people of the population of the world that is able to do this.

I try not to worry.  If I begin down that trail, it is never ending.  There are so many things my mind can conjure up!  I have to trust that we have instilled in her the skills and judgement she needs to make it on her own.

I guess my…

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Danny’s World: I’m Headed To A Place Called Mimosa Hills

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Today I’m playing golf with a friend who is a member at Mimosa Hills Country Club.  This place is near the mountains about an hour from Charlotte so it will be nice to get a little break from the heat and humidity, even if it is only a few degrees.  The course was built by a famous old architect, Donald Ross, in 1929.  There aren’t a lot of Ross courses remaining which haven’t been redesigned so today will be a treat.

I hope everyone has a great Saturday!

Danny’s World: I Got A Feelin’, That Today’s Gonna Be A Good Day…

I love my neighborhood early in the morning.  The birds are chirping and the animals are getting things done before the heat hits in the afternoon.  The moon is still out and the humidity is low.  Oh, and did I mention we are leaving for the beach tomorrow night?!  I think it’s going to be a good day!

Danny’s World: I’m Dreaming of the Beach!

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Boulineau’s Grocer-Cherry Grove Beach, SC

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Evelina and I are leaving Thursday evening or Friday morning to go to the beach house for a couple of days.  There are 2 things to which I am looking forward: late evening walks on the beach and eating the best fried chicken ever!  There is a grocery store that has a cafeteria line and makes fresh, homemade fried chicken, meatloaf, fried okra, mashed potatoes.  I’m getting hungry just thinking about their food!

Today’s Featured Blog…Son of a Beach 96!

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This weeks Fun Foto Challenge from Cee’s Photography is for the topic:

THINGS WITH MOTORS FOR HOUSE OR GARAGE

Here’s my take on it:

My baby always stays in the garage/barn:

Couple of blenders:

Essential motorized item at my house:

Scooter, The Mad Mixer!:

Turtle Kraals air-conditioner:

My songs of the day are:

“Airstream Driver” by Gomez

“Joe’s Garage” by Frank Zappa

“Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)” by Lauryn Hill

“Motorbreath” by Metallica

“From A Sinking Boat” by Magnetic Fields

“Chill In The Air” by Amos Lee

“Garageland” by The Clash

“Mixed Emotions” by The Rolling Stones

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Danny’s World: 10 Things I Love About Summer

Summer is probably my favorite time of year for many reasons.  Here are my top 10 things I love about summer:Danny's iphone 022

  1.  I love going to the beach.  Everyone who knows me knows I am completely fulfilled when my butt is planted in the sand.
  2. It stays light until 9:00 pm.  I don’t like winters when it gets dark at 5:00 pm.  It is nice having daylight after I get home from work.  I can get things done and enjoy a nice walk with Bentley.
  3. Cities are more active/more things going on.  Charlotte has a lot of cultural events in the summer, but more in a general sense there seems to be stuff to do when it is warmer.
  4. A cool drink on a hot day.  There is nothing like something really cold to drink on one of those hot, southern U.S. days!
  5. Washing the car when it’s really hot.  What better way to cool off?!
  6. The feel of cool air conditioning when you come in from outside.  Southern humidity can be unbearable at times.  I know other parts of the country claim they have humidity, but the south invented it!  And on those humid days when you walk in from outside and the cool conditioned air hits you it’s like heaven.
  7. Sitting outside at our favorite restaurants.  One of our favorite things to do is sit outside with friends listening to the world or music.
  8. Long walks at the park.  Evelina and I spent a lot of time in our courting days at the park so it has become a bit of a family tradition to walk around the park.
  9. Summer means football season is right around the corner.  I miss football, but summer means September is almost here!
  10. The summer means more golf!  And last but definitely not least, GOLF!  My favorite sport.  My shoulder is doing much better and I’ll start playing again in a couple of weeks.  I am super excited to play again as it has been quite some time.

That’s my list, but I’d love to hear what you love about summer.  Drop me a comment, send me an email or comment on one of my social media pages.  Have a great weekend folks!

 

Danny’s World: Pool Time With the Fam

Love hanging with the family at the pool.  It’s so nice to float around and let the stress of work melt away!

It also reminds me that I need to get some sun on my pale body!