A few days away……

2 years ago 6
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Sherelene has a medical conference in Hilton Head Island this week so we drove down to Amelia Island, Florida yesterday.  We will relax and visit family for the next few days and then drive back up to South Carolina for her conference.  I will be in rest mode!!!  I only brought the X-H1 and the 18-55 and 55-200 for just shooting anything that interests me.  I did bring the drone and hope to do some aerial images, if I can get off the couch!!!! August and September will be busy back in the office getting everything prepared for the busy fall that lies ahead; the Badlands, UP of Michigan, Acadia and two November workshops in the Great Smokies!


I’ve missed working with Jack this summer but have sure enjoyed my family!  I’m inching closer to really retiring, but still have that urge to go out and shoot.  I will share anything I get in Amelia with you guys, but it’s a very relaxed trip so I’m not sure how much I will be inspired to do!!!


This morning Sherelene and I were having breakfast on the balcony of our room on the beach and I saw this very small scene, in my field of vision.  The X-H1 and 55-200 were just enough to compose it.  It felt very patriotic too see the two flags flying on the beach walkway!  I’ll call this one, “American Morning”!


So, I will get showered and go hunting for some more images, or, take a nap!  Vacations sure are nice!




the pilgrim

6 Responses

  1. Yes, vacations are nice but my wife and I have put them off for too long.

  2. David W. says:

    Even when you finally retire, you’ll still get the urge to shoot. It’s part of you. Be thankful for it. You also have a great family. I know you are thankful for them. These will l help fill the time once you retire.

  3. Lynn Rogers says:

    I’m so glad you are catching up on much needed rest and spending time with family. Retirement is wonderful!

  4. Dick Ginkowski says:

    Retirement can be wonderful but it is, IMHO, keeping busy that keeps us young, healthy, alert, involved and relevant. The key is that you have the ability to CHOOSE more of what you do and when. I’ve seen too many people “retire” too soon with no game plan in mind and it was the proverbial kiss of death. I love being active and involved but, if I want to sleep in, I have plenty of opportunities to do that as well.

    Bill, someone said something to me a week or two ago that hit like a brick. I have a philosophy now to live each day as if it is my last and one day I’ll be right. The response to that from a friend was priceless:

    Grab a tape measure from your tool box or sewing box. Measure out six feet. Then put your thumb on your age. See how much is behind you. Then look to the right. That gives you an indication that time at this age is different — there is less time to do the things you want and need to do and certainly far less time to procrastinate in doing them.

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