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May 22, 2016 - Raleigh

2016-05-22.Raleigh, NC “Ain’t nobody got time for a wreck”. Says it all doesn’t it and that is the sign that appears on the North Carolina highways. Just thought it was an amazing way of communicating the message. We have really enjoyed North Carolina. It has everything from the lovely coastal towns to the lush, impressionistic mountains. Here in mid-North Carolina, the towns in the triangle of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill have historic districts and neighborhoods that are beautiful and because this is the home of at least three of the...

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Bayou Bound

Mar 22, 2016 - Ready for take-off

For many years we have researched locations outside the U.S. for potential retirement spots. Uruguay came up on the list many times...friendliness to Americans, a well established expat community, decent, affordable healthcare, high quality of life, and temperate climate and political scenes. We just weren't sure when we'd visit when opportunities for trips to Italy or Greece came up they seemed to take presidence.. But, something kept nagging at us to visit this, relatively unknown, little country in South America. It also interested our...

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Oct 26, 2015 - Anniversary Lunch - Laotian Food

We had a very nice Anniversary, day early, lunch at Bahia Manda, a Laotian restaurant in down town Raleigh, The food was outstanding. The restaurant is run by a brother & Sister who cook their parents, who are still in Laos, recipes. We had a great time.

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Oct 18, 2015 - NC State Fair

When we are in NC during October we always go to the NC State Fair. This year was a little different, Mike had a print of Antelope Canyon exhibited. We really like the flowers exhibits and the vendors; however, there weren’t as many vendors as in years past. Still was a great time.

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Sep 13, 2015 - Greek Festival - Raleigh Fair Grounds

We attended the annual Greek Festival held in a very large building at the North Carolina Fair grounds. It started many years ago in the parish hall and has grown to a three day affair that draws thousands. The Lamb Shanks were outstanding and as you can see nothing was left but the bones.

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Aug 21, 2015 - JC Raulston Arboretum (JCRA), Raliegh NC

I entered two prints in a Juried Print competition at JC Raulston Arboretum (JCRA) , only the second time I have entered any of my pictures in a competition. It is open to all levels of photographic skills. There are four prizes - Best in show, First, Second and Third. They will also pick what they call “judges favorites” all of which will be displayed at JCRA until October 1st. We walked around the grounds after submitting my prints, we can see that it must be spectacular in the fall and spring.

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Apr 27, 2015 - WakeMed Heart Center, Raleigh NC

After having my heart attach while undergoing radical prostate surgery, I went though many tests - blood and heart catherization. It was determined that I have three critically blocked veins feeding my heart. One of this veins was the Left Main - the widow maker - which was 99.1% blocked. I was transported to WakeMed Heart Center for a triple bypass Open heart surgery on April 25th. I am a very blessed man, in fact Dr. Killinger my Heart Surgeon said I was a miracle man three times over. I should have been alive except for the will of God....

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Apr 23, 2015 - I survived River St, Savannah Segway Tours and the Parking lot attendant!

Yesterday we got started in good time and made it to Savannah for a schedule Segway tour around the historic district in the city. We got there about an hour early and looked around for some place to eat. Gary managed somehow to get on River St. It was narrow and had a railroad track running down the middle of it, and was entirely brick so our teeth were being jarred in our heads the whole way. Just as we were trying to figure out how to get off that narrow horrible street, we realized there were no exits to the right just straight...

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Sep 3, 2014 - No Measly Beasleys Here !

9/3/2014. Wednesday. No Measly Beasley Here! This morning we headed out for Raleigh, NC, about an hour's drive from Buggs Island, to do a little sight seeing and partake of lunch. Our first stop was to see about getting tickets for the sightseeing Trolley but, unfortunately, the trolley only runs on Saturdays. Since the trolley stop was at am historic settlement, we walked around viewing the old buildings and Anita took pictures of Andrew Johnson's birth home. He was the 17th president taking over after Lincoln was assassinated. He was...

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May 12, 2014 - Visiting Raleigh, NC

We just wrapped up a week stay in Raleigh, North Carolina. Our reason for the trip was to visit Art’s mom. She is 91 years old and is in an assisted living facility. She has Alzheimer’s. She can still walk around on her own but the disease has taken over her mind. It is always tough to see a loved one slowly deteriorate. Art’s brother lives in Raleigh and looks after her. Raleigh has a population of about 600,000 which is way too large for us. However, during our stay here, we did enjoy what this university town had to offer. There is an...

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Jun 24, 2012 - Meeting at the Airport (Raleigh-Durham)

Hey! This morning was hectic as I tried to finish my packing in time to meet the rest of the group. I was in such a hurry I almost forgot my camera! Luckily I remembered it right as I was walking out the door. I can’t wait to see all the sights in South Africa, from the safaris in the northwest to the beaches in Cape Town! We met at the airport, and everything went smoothly because we arrived with plenty of time to spare. We made copies of our most important documents to keep at home with trusted people, and we also each exchanged for a few...

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Apr 18, 2012 - The State Capitol

NC STATE FAIRGROUNDS RALEIGH,NC WEDNESDAY 4/18/12 Trivia for today....70 years ago today, Jimmy Doolittle led the bombing attack on Tokyo, flying B-25 Mitchell bombers off the carrier Yorktown. It was a tremendous morale boost for our country, after 4 months of defeat after defeat. We got up this morning to gray skies with a forecast of showers. The temperatures were supposed to stay in the 60's but that didn't happen. After breakfast for me and a few cups of coffee, I washed yesterday's accumulation of bugs off the windshield and front...

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