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Vacationing in Puerto Rico

Lov­ing every minute. More when I get back, but vaca­tion­ing in Puer­to Rico in Jan­u­ary is just what the doc­tor ordered.

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Thinking

How to Improve OBX

We just got back from a love­ly week in the Out­er Banks. It was our fourth week-long stay. It’s like heav­en on Earth. Most­ly.

I’ll offer three quick ways to improve the expe­ri­ence:

  • Cable TV. I don’t know what it is, but every­one seems to skimp on their cable pack­age. I know it’s pricey, but it’s impor­tant to peo­ple who are spend­ing any amount of time in a house. Maybe you don’t spring for HBO, but if you have an HDTV in the house, have an HD plan.
  • Shop­ping. Is there any zon­ing in the Out­er Banks? How many beach-relat­ed out­lets does one munic­i­pal­i­ty need? Would­n’t it be bet­ter to have a bet­ter mix of shops? Helen point­ed out how all the shop­ping seems to be in a race to the bot­tom right now. She’s not wrong.
  • Food. It’s abysmal. There’s a rea­son every­one cooks at home. I’ve had the most over­cooked fish in my life in OBX. Want to know what’s worse? BBQ. You’d think some­one would have a well-regard­ed, fam­i­ly-run spot that peo­ple line up to eat. No such thing. Sooey’s and Pig­man’s are decent, but I don’t spend the rest of the year look­ing for­ward to eat­ing at those places. Could some­one step up and fill the void?

Like I said, I always have a great time, but that’s most­ly because I unplug from every­thing and just spend time with friends and fam­i­ly. It does­n’t mean that I have to treat the beach house like a her­mitage. Give me a rea­son to go out and spend mon­ey, OBX!

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Thinking

A Further Word on Vacation

Any­one who has issues with pay­ing tax­es to sup­port a gen­er­ous wel­fare state clear­ly does­n’t under­stand the val­ue of vaca­tion.

The rest of the indus­tri­al­ized world laughs at our pal­try week at the beach.

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I’m on Vacation

Gorg­ing myself on Car­oli­na BBQ and seafood. Enjoy­ing the beau­ti­ful weath­er and water. Savor­ing every moment with my fam­i­ly.

Down­side? Pret­ty much burned to a crisp. I’m not the life­guard and farm­hand I used to be. Times like this make me wish I worked out­side!

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Awesomest Township Ever?

Don’t even try dri­ving 55.

Great trip to Fort Loudon, PA today to vis­it with the Van Der Grin­tens and fam­i­ly. If you get a chance to go to Cow­an’s Gap, def­i­nite­ly do it. The trail around the lake was love­ly even on a swel­ter­ing day like today.