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July 11, 2021

a day at the beach
posted by soe 1:03 am

July 10th Bethany Beach Trip

It was a perfect day to spend at the beach. The air and water were both in the 70s. It was sunny, with very little breeze. There were enough waves to make the water fun, but not enough undertow to make it feel fraught.

A Goofy Guy Ran into My Ocean Shot

The beach was already packed when we arrived, but folks start to disappear in the late afternoon. We discovered they were all hanging out on the boardwalk when we went up to buy our ice cream cones just as the sun was setting.

The Beach at Twilight

We found a new-to-us brewpub up the shore in Lewes. Rudi enjoyed a flight of beers, including a sour beer flavored with piña colada, and I had a fantastic grilled cheese with peach preserves. There were other things we wanted to try on the menu, so we’ll definitely be back.

Feeling Just Beachy

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July 10, 2021

beachy keen
posted by soe 1:40 am

It’s been another rough workweek, so Rudi asked if I wanted to spend tomorrow at the beach.

Um, YES!

I’ll see you on the other side of sea, surf, and sun!

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May 31, 2021

memorial day weekending: the midway point
posted by soe 1:28 am

It’s been two damp, chilly days up here in New England, more in keeping with early April than the conclusion of May. But I’ll take unseasonable weather with my folks than lovely weather without them. However, if the weather gods could cooperate on Tuesday to give us a dry spell to take care of some outdoor tasks, I’d be appreciative.

Mum and I snuck out on Saturday to buy plants for her garden, but I came home with several more vegetables for mine, as well. We’ve watched movies and baseball and listened to music. Dad and I wrestled for a bit with his computer. We’ve read and I’ve knit and there was a fire. Mum has made mountains of food.

Tomorrow, Karen and I will meet up. We’ll find some lunch, we’ll walk along the river, and we’ll catch up. The forecast depends on the site as to whether we’ll be dry or have showers periodically drip on us. Either way, it will be fine, because I’ll get to spend time with her.

I can’t wait.

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October 19, 2020

posted by soe 1:22 am

I wanted to share just a few of the photos I took at Shenandoah National Park on Friday afternoon as I traversed Skyline Drive.

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park

Skyline Drive

Old Rag

That’s Old Rag in the distance, the most popular hiking destination in Shenandoah National Park.

Shenandoah National Park

I started walking down to a waterfall before deciding I really didn’t have time to get there and back before I ran out of light. Making that choice allowed me the opportunity to catch Big Meadow bathed in rose light:

Big Meadow at Sunset

And the sunset over Skyline Drive:

Sunset over Skyline Drive

Fading Light at Shenandoah National Park

Even though I didn’t get to go with Rudi, I’m glad I went anyway.

Yet more photos are here.

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February 29, 2020

remote working
posted by soe 1:02 am

Working remotely

When I originally scheduled this work trip, we thought there would be a second day of events, but those didn’t pan out. But I still wanted to get my day of fun at the beach, so today I chose to work remotely. This was my office this morning. I also worked at my hotel room, a coffeeshop/florist, and a branch of the Broward County Library. (The beach was the nicest of the bunch, but the one my computer liked the least. Apparently track pads aren’t a fan of ocean breezes.)

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February 27, 2020

fort lauderdale toward sunset
posted by soe 1:05 am

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale beach

No sewage that I noted, but they were flying the flags that indicated “dangerous marine life” and “medium hazard” for man o’wars (jellyfish on steroids) and rip currents, so I only got my toes wet.

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