Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

I’m Actually Not A Great Traveler

It seems like this has become more a travel blog than anything.  Just so you all know . . . it isn’t.  I’ve just been on the road a bit more than normal lately.  I’m actually more a homebody than a traveler.  That being said, here’s a couple of pictures from Octoberfest in Newberry, SC.  […]

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Lake Washington

I was at a conference in Seattle last week.  It was held on Lake Washington.  The weather was nice and the lake beautiful.  The hotel was right on the water and there was a walking trail that followed the shoreline for quite a ways. A park stood next to the hotel, which I wandered through […]

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Octoberfest in Georgia

No, this isn’t Disney, it is a little town called Helen.  Helen sits in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northeastern Georgia.  The town is designed to resemble a Bavarian village, with shops and a beer garden on every corner (Yes, I had a few beers while I was there). the Chattahoochee River […]

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I Love the Mountains!

There are so many interesting places to visit in the Smokey Mountains.  I was just at Sugar Mountain, and now here I go again.  This time we visited Lake Lure for a couple of days to meet up with some friends.  Lake Lure is about two hours west of Charlotte and is named one of […]

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Pizzas?

I’ve been remiss in sharing pictures from my trip to Europe.  I would like to say that I’ve been busy, or any thousand other excuses, but the truth is I’m not much of a picture person.  My wife takes the pictures (this seems like a simple observation, but let me tell you she takes lots […]

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Get out of my Mind!

I’ve been mulling over ConCarolinas since I got back from Europe.  A year ago, after attending ConCarolinas, I planned to be the one sitting behind the table selling books this year.  Alas, it didn’t happen. I put in an application a few months back to be a guest (I think it was before I released […]

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I’m Home!

I just returned home from a series of long trips.  I spent two weeks in Europe (on vacation) and a week in Colorado Springs (business trip).  It seems like I’ve been gone forever (I missed sleeping in my own bed). I know there are some world travelers out there who love to be on the […]

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Writing on a Mountain

So I’m sitting up on Sugar Mountain looking for inspiration.  The wife and I came up for the weekend, and I stayed for the rest of the week to try to finish the draft of my latest novel. We had a good time traipsing about over the weekend.  The highlight was hiking to the overlook […]

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Where is Santa?

At a writers meeting the other day, someone asked me about my experiences in the military.  So I told a couple a stories, and then she asked:  “Why don’t you write about that?” It’s a simple question, with a complex answer.  I spent six years in the US Navy—1982 to 1988.  I was a nuclear […]

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Lake Lure Inn: A Blast to the Past

On our anniversary this year, my wife and I decided to visit Lake Lure, North Carolina.  It is a nice little lake town in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains.  We’ve stayed there before, but this time we decided to stay at the Lake Lure Inn. It appears that the Lake Lure Inn is mostly […]

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