Tag Archives: Hilton Head Island

Vacation Interuptus

We are looking forward to enjoying some heavy rain and thunderstorms during the next 36 hours as TS Colin passes though the area. I am happy that I brought some books and other survival supplies  with me on this trip. … Continue reading

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Coffee, Books, A Beach Chair & Alcohol

  Just a few days until I start the morning with the pre-chorus to Zac Brown’s Toes. I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand. Life is … Continue reading

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I Have A Dream. . .

. . . to be at the beach instead of work this week. Give me sand, salt and a sunrise and I’ll be a happy man. The dream will remain but a yearning. Where would you like to be today … Continue reading

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…. floats your goat.    (heh, heh, heh) Spotted this afternoon at Forest Beach, Hilton Head Island. Thanks to @thesassygoats The vacation is almost over…twelve hours to go and I think an “all nighter” might be in order.

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Welcome Back, We Missed You.

We arrived at our vacation destination in the Lowcountry of South Carolina…two hours from home and too bad Steve and Doug are not around. Seven days of relaxation and I only brought six days of work with me. Earlier today, … Continue reading

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The Pit

One of the perennial events of our trips to Hilton Head Island, (HHI) is a visit to what I call ‘The Pit” The Pit is a paradox of sorts and I will use this forum as an admission of guilt … Continue reading

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One Down, Two To Go

One of my goals for this week was to finnish three books, totaling just over 1,200 pages. This morning, I completed Paul Stanley’s autobiography. Using the page count, I am 1/3 there. Next, the short book…115 pages. That should be … Continue reading

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Blogging Takes A Back Seat

Between resting, reading and humoring this group…not much time/desire to blog while here in the Lowcountry. Don’t worry, I’ll get back in the mood sooner or later. The loving and charming Mrs. V. will be catching up with us later … Continue reading

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On The Water

I came to vacation very tense…part of me did not want to be here as we just moved a large part of my responsibility and it needed tending. But, wasn’t the main reason I sold the businesses was because I … Continue reading

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Officially A Tradition

Last night, “The Middle Aged, Balding Blogger Association”, (MABBA), chartered in Augusta, GA on May 31, 2011, held their annual meeting at AP’s Lobster House in Allendale, SC. In attendance were three of the four founding members, Doug Fine, Steve … Continue reading

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Hopefully Tonight

Maybe more than you want to know, but here is a look out of my window this evening. I rarely sleep well when away from home, regardless of where I am. This week of vacation was no different. Each night, … Continue reading

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Sure ‘Nuff

This will probably be the last post from vacation….. When we went on our nature, kayaking trip the other day, our captain/guide was telling us that the unusually high astronomical high tide that day was going to lift all the … Continue reading

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The One That Got Away

This morning, I received a tweet from my friend, Oliver King, president of St. Louis Cremation: “When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses”, attributed to Joyce B. It does not get much truer than that. … Continue reading

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A Four Hour Tour, A Four Hour Tour

And although we looked, we never saw Gilligan. I was able to accompany our daughter, Elissa for a couple of hours on the salt marshes just West of Daufuskie Island, SC. The weather early, looked threatening, but cleared quickly and … Continue reading

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Thirty Years

This is Alumni Weekend at my college, Mt. St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD. This is a special weekend for my class as it marks the 30th anniversary of our being dispatched from Mary’s Mountain with diploma in hand. I … Continue reading

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