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First Morning of Vacation!!


I arrived in OBX (Outer Banks, NC) yesterday afternoon for our annual family vacation.

A tradition that my father and I have is to get up and go to the beach to watch the sunrise.  Back in New Jersey I can never get up this early to go to the shore to see this amazing wonder.




This is Ebony one of my father’s dogs.  She is now blind but still loves to go the beach and walk in the water.


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Could you?

Driving down the highway on my way home I was behind this car that had an interesting sign on the window:




All Dogs Poop!  I can imagine that this can be a very lucrative business as there is plenty of shit poop out there but could you open a business to clean it up?

I have worked various jobs to help put food on the table for my kids but I would never in a million years have thought of doing this.  However if push came to shove and this was all that was available I would be right there with my little shovel.

Check out there website.


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Mans Best Friend

Another attempt working on black and white photos.  Went to my nieces graduation party last night and I stole this shot of her boyfriend, Mark, with his little dog.

Critiques welcome.

I like the conversion except on his face.  There is too much shadow.  I used SnapSeed for the edits but there is a glitch in the selective focus so I am not able to lighten just his face a bit.

Mans Best Friend

Mans Best Friend


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Grounds for Sculpture – 2





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Kill Devil Hills, NC aka Outer Banks

Our yearly family vacation started Saturday, August 18.   We are headed south to Kill Devil Hills, NC aka Outer Banks (OBX). Thirteen of us left NJ at 5:00 am and began our 400 plus mile ride.  We missed most of the usual traffic jams from vacationers traveling.

Other then being to early and not getting enough sleep, the main focus of my attention to was hitting the beach and getting my well deserved and desperately needed tan.

We arrived in Kill Devil Hills about 2:30pm we hit a nice traffic jam coming it the the Outer Banks area which caused about an hour delay.

The weeks before the vacation began my thoughts were of sitting on the beach and getting a well deserved tan.  Well this trip is the worst trip (weather wise) that we have ever had.  We arrived on a rainy day and it continued to rain or there was the threat of rain everyday until Wednesday.

In the mornings my dad and I would take the dogs, Ebony & Bojangles, to the beach for their morning run and hope that we can get a glimpse of the sun.  Wednesday was the first day that we were able to get a glimpse of the sun rising.

The loved running the beach, in and out of the water.

Dad enjoyed the beach, coffee and his girls.

 Now you see me, now you don’t.  Ebony seemed so happy after that miss calculation.

On Wednesday, 4 days into the vacation, Stuart, Amanda, Keith and myself,  finally got some beach time and it felt great to sit out in the sun and just let it lightly toast our skin. I am not much on getting in the ocean but I love the relaxing sound of the waves crashing in.  It makes you forget about the issues of everything else and imagine the wonders of the ocean.  After the wondering is over I generally use this relaxing time to engross myself in a good book.  It is a perfect time to catch up on some reading.  I am currently reading “Fifty Shades of Gray”.  I will blog about that later.

Amanda was not must of the swimmer as my nephews were but she was going to go out with them (she is dating Stuart).  Well Stuart convinced her to go out with him and needless to say it was a disaster.  Amanda got swallowed up by the big ocean and that was enough for her.

 Stuart puts up the boogie board to try and protect her from the crash of the wave……but it was all in vain.

Where are they?

And she goes down again….

This turned out to be a great day at the beach.  I got a slight tan, and they got some salt water.

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