Author: Paul

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I was going through some of my pictures, thinking about how I felt during the time that I was taking them. I have been places by myself and sometimes felt quite lonely – mind you, alone is a fact, loneliness is a state of mind. This time, as I walked through the desert, spent time reading, sleeping, walking, or perhaps doing nothing, I didn’t feel lonely at all … not one bit. I was great company to myself. I liked…

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See those mountains out there? They look pretty small, don’t they? Well, I figured that they weren’t but a couple of miles away that I could easily walk to the base, or get close to see the detail. (What a rookie!). As I continued to walk and walk and walk towards them, no more detail was resolved. There was nothing but an unspoken promise that if I kept walking, I’d get there. Eventually, I gave up, realizing that they were…

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One of the things that I did at the end of the year was to get a new phone and, more importantly, switch carriers. I had been with Big Red, or Verizon forever – since they were PrimeCo, and GTE, and whatever else they gobbled up to become Verizon. I was impressed with their coverage. Of late, T-Mobile has become the un-carrier, dropping prices, getting rid of contracts, etc. I had a look at their coverage map, considered how I…

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During my time in White Sands, I walked a lot. Every morning, for about two hours – up dunes, down dunes, click, click, click. I have no idea how many miles I logged, but my legs were feeling it. The first thing that I did when I returned home was to take a hike on Pinnacle Trail with Vanessa on New Year’s Day. The next day, we went to the zoo. The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC. This is…

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We started on a good note. Vanessa had never been to Crowder’s Mountain State Park and I wanted to introduce her to it. My last visit to this park was on December 30th, 2011. It’s extremely rare that I can introduce her to something that has to do with hiking that I’ve done and she hasn’t. Let us say that she has a lot more experience hiking that I do. So, on January 1st, I drove us to Crowder’s Mountain…

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“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~Saint Augustine Well, I’ve been here for 3 whole days + 1 travel day. Now, time for another travel day. Time to head back home, New Year’s Eve 2014. It’s been a great trip … just the right amount of time. I spent 3 sunrises and one sunset in the park, traveled to Las Cruces, relaxed a bit, read a bit, posted a bit. It’s…

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