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Beach Umbrella Lit By the Sun

I always like how the sunlight comes through our beach umbrella to make for an interesting view, lighting up the umbrella from behind. Much better than staring directly at the sun, of course. I was initially worried by the fact that most beach umbrellas don’t actually block all of the …

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Jordan and Cyle: Save the Date Photos

Recently, I was asked by our friends Jordan and Cyle to take some photos for them to use on a Save the Date card. I was happy to do it, having known Jordan since she was born and her mother Michelle for as long as I can remember. They came …

Keep Off the Dunes

Keep Off the Dunes

As a boardwalk leads over the sand dunes at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach, Florida, a sign warns visitors to “Keep Off the Dunes” to protect the sea oats that are growing there. So what is the big deal about sea oats, anyway? Do they need to keep the …

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Random Thoughts – 4/11/15

The Random Thoughts took a brief sabbatical for a couple of weeks. Because no one wants to think all the time, do they? People are weird. And weird people are really weird. Don’t make me name names. I may not have a sixth sense, but in the Kroger parking lot …

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The Hollywood Tower Hotel

The Hollywood Tower Hotel is home to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. Actually, we haven’t been to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in a few years now, for various reasons. And actually, this photo is from way before that last visit, because this …

Ruby Falls in Chattanooga

Ruby Falls in Chattanooga

Last week, before our trip to Nashville for Lads to Leaders, we went to Chattanooga, Tennessee, for Jaylin’s 6th grade class trip from school. One of the places we visited when we were there was Ruby Falls, a large underground waterfall deep inside Lookout Mountain, as you can see here. …

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My View from Lads to Leaders 2015

A Lads to Leaders convention is full of activity, excitement, and plenty of events to attend. There is always something going on that is worth attending. But this year, this was my view for the weekend: Yes, that was our hotel room at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, where I was …