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Peaceful Paddling

My wife and I had a “staycation” of sorts this weekend…and it was everything we’d hoped it would be.

We’ve been on go, go, go mode for so long, it seems. This was an opportunity to recharge our batteries and just enjoy a few days together. As we sit here in continued relaxation mode afterward, both of us would tell you it definitely was worth it.

My parents are out of town for the week and so we went to their place for the weekend. They have a pool, the lake is nearby – why not? It was fabulous.

Granted, we were aided by essentially perfect weather. 70-something and sunny the past two days, with a nice little breeze in there at times. Amazing.

We did some poolside sitting (and napping), played a little golf,  sat and talked a lot, saw some friends for dinner one night. Simple pleasures.

What we did the most, though, was canoe. We spent probably seven or eight hours out on the water the past two days. Time well spent.

Sure, we threw our lures into the water in hopes of reeling in the big one while we were out there. But, fishing wasn’t the main attraction. Exploring a body of water I’d never really been able to before and getting to do that with my wife was a winning combination.

I’ve included a short video from one of the areas we were able to experience this morning. Hope you enjoy it at least somewhat as much as we did.

Peaceful paddling. Wonderful weekend. Batteries recharged. No complaints. 🙂

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Myrtle Beach

…was amazing. What a great trip.

We hit the ocean, enjoyed the pools at the hotel, walked along Ocean Boulevard, played at the arcades, saw a hula and fire show, went bowling, bought some souvenirs at the beachwear stores, and were complete tourists in the city where I used to live. It was great.

Saw a bunch of old friends in the process while we were there, which was really terrific. It was good to see my people 🙂 I miss that place. Fun times and some good memories made this past weekend for sure. I’m thankful and blessed to have had the opportunity to go.

Until next time, Myrtle Beach…