Wordless Wednesday – Simply Baseball

Old School Baseball

Wrigley Field

Wordless Wednesday – Old Style

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

We were sitting in the airplane waiting for take-off when this huge wall of a sand/dirt cloud rolled up.  The forces of nature were seriously at work that day in a way that I have never seen before!

I’m told that this particular “force of nature” is called an haboob:

Definition: A haboob (Arabic: هَبوب‎ habūb “blasting/drafting”) is a type of intense dust storm carried on an atmospheric gravity current. Haboobs occur regularly in arid regions throughout the world.

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It took a little while for the dust to settle, and for the plane to take off…but in the mean time, I enjoyed watching this spectacular sight, especially from where I was sitting, safe inside the great big plane!

Oh the forces of nature…they are found everywhere you look, some are subtle and some, like this haboob, come roaring in!

Wordless Wednesday: Reflection

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Check another state off my list!

Well, it looks like I get to check another state off my list of “states I have been too“!  I’m pretty excited about this!  It’s been awhile since we have been to another state, and it’s even more exciting to be able to check another state off my list!

We’re going to Florida!  Miami to be exact.

Florida

Part business, part pleasure, but always fun when I get to be with my best friend!

The flight and car reservations have been made, now for the fun part, finding a nice hotel.

So, I thought to myself, hmmmm…I wonder, would any of my blogging friends be willing to recommend a nice hotel to stay in while in the Miami area?

I’ll be doing my research online, but I’m open to some wonderful suggestions!

Oh, and if you have any tips on things to see or do while I’m there, I would be interested in hearing about that too!  We are only going to be there for a few days, but I’m curious to hear what the “must-do” thing would be while visiting Florida!

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

Except for the first photo, these were all taken in San Diego.

The first one was taken from the top floor, inside the lobby of the Embassy Suites Hotel in Atlanta GA. It’s a spectacular place!

If you ever get the chance, you should go there, take a peek inside, and ride the elevator to the top floor! It’s amazing!

If you want to take a look at some more cool images of lines and patterns, click on this link!

Up before the sun!

It was a very early morning wake-up call for me today. And now, I’m off on another adventure!

I’m taking this trip by train. A mode of travel I really enjoy!

It’s easy. It’s relaxing. Its an opportunity to see the world from another vantage point.

It’s not nearly as stressful as air travel can be at times, although it’s not nearly as fast either!

But that’s ok.

I’m just soaking up life along the way. Looking forward to the smiling faces that will greet me when I reach my destination!

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Weekly photo challenge: Up

Up above the world so high….

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Mesmerized by the ability to soar over it all!

Like a bird…only better!

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If you are interested in seeing what others have done for this photo challenge, take a look here: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/category/photo-challenges/

Another milestone on this journey!

I was notified just the other day by the cool people at Word Press, that I have reached another milestone in this fascinating world of blogging!

1000 likes

Wow! I know I’m just a little fish in a very, big pond, but this is just pretty awesome to me!

I’m amazed.

I’m humbled.

I’m in awe of the world around me!

This adventure called “blogging“, has made my life a lot more interesting!  I’m “meeting” new people, and “traveling” to places I may never visit in person!

It’s really quite fascinating!

Thank you so much to everyone who has encouraged me by clicking on the little button of affirmation!

I really am just a quiet person in a loud world….and this milestone…well, it just makes me smile 🙂

Thanks again!

 

The good part is home

After spending much of the month of February away from home, it’s good to be back.

It’s taking me awhile to get back into the routine of everyday life at home, but it still feels good to be here!

I finally made it to the grocery store, and have food in my refrigerator again, however, my laundry pile is still a little too high for my liking. Definitely on my list of things to do for this afternoon.

Part of this most recent trip was for business, and part of it was to visit with family and friends.  It was good to see everyone again, catch up on life events, and make new memories.

I was also able to go to Ft McHenry in Baltimore MD.  I walked around inside the Fort best known for the War of 1812 and the birthplace of our national anthem.

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Once again I was inspired by the bravery and commitment that so many people made during that war to protect this country.

I am thankful for the opportunities afforded to me because of the sacrifices of so many.

I am humbled by their fierce desire to protect, and I know that it was because of that desire, I am able to enjoy my home, sweet home….today.