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The last two weekends have been in Gatlinburg, TN and in Virginia respectively. Most of the color is spotty by now, but driving back through the Winston Salem area from Virginia was still very pretty. The New River Bicycle Trail had stretches that were covered with yellow leaves, it made you fe...
I have been putting out sugar water and freshening it up two or three times a week for about 6 weeks trying to lure hummingbirds to my feeder. Today I saw the first one cheerfully drinking the sugar water and then for variety getting something out of a nice red flower I have in a nearby hanging ...
What a pleasure it is to be visiting with a young mother and her two children, ages 4 and 6, watching them enjoy their spacious new home. The family of four was previously in a small condominium, and they made great use of their space, but this must be like heaven for them. Now the kids have ...
This weekend was a great weekend to be at the beach. Played 18 holes of golf at Carolina National on Saturday, one of my favorite courses. Played Oak Island today, another favorite. Carolina National liked me better, but I think I can play better next time at Oak Island. We have over 35 golf c...
I was riding my bicycle on Caswell Beach Road and was really impressed with how nice a new house looked, then I realized that it wasn't new, just painted a very appealing green. Talk about going green, this house looked new and I knew better! What a payoff for a home to sell or just for per...
What a great place to cycle, light traffic, and nice wooded ride along the Intracoastal Waterway, by the vegetation on the dunes by the ocean, usually find visitors enjoying the island and join up to ride with them. Hard to get lost on an island!
Great display of mind over mountains today. Heart rates and wattage rising. Exciting prospects for great day on the Tour today.
Wow, what a show! When I looked around the theater in Raleigh I saw it was full of people about my age. Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons turned out the hits and many of them reflected what they were experiencing in real life at about that time. The cast was wonderful and I see they will be i...
Just when we think we are moving ahead on the "new" bridge to Oak Island, which people have been talking about since at least the 1960's, work stops again, to err on the side of safety. It seems cracks were noticed in a few of the long beams designed to span quite a distance over t...
Before our sales staff meeting this morning I rode 18+ miles on my bicycle. One item that was interesting was the long concrete beams loaded on a barge that is in the Intracoastal Waterway near the new Oak Island Bridge construction site. It's amazing that these beams are to be lifted in pla...