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Lake Atitlán is a lake in a caldera. In this case, basically a crater between 3 volcanoes. It’s impressive and has a maximum depth of about 1,100 feet, or 340 meters! It’s, of course, a huge tourist attraction and especially during the weekend during Semana Santa. That was a BIG mistake to book it on that day; however, as Vanessa and I attended Spanish lessons during the week, we really only had 1 day to choose, Saturday. So, we ran…

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“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury I’ve not rented from LensRentals.com in a little while. I figured that this would be a good time. The lens, an Olympus 12-40 mm f/2.8 ED Pro should arrive sometime this morning. I’ll add that to the OM-D E-M1, a couple batteries, a charger, and some SD cards…

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Well, spring is upon us. The weeds are blossoming in the yard. The daffodils are showing their colors, and the winter has left behind quite a few branches on the ground as it helped to trim the various trees in my backyard. One of my favorite trees used to be the river birch. I loved the curly bark on the trees; however, now that I have a couple of them in my backyard, I’m not so excited about them. They…

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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 job will not save you, Jimmy. It won’t make you whole. It won’t fill yo ass up. It all ends. You need something outside of this, a LIFE. You know what that is? – It’s the shit that happens while you’re waiting for moments that never come. From: The Wire: Lester and McNulty talk about life Our Declaration of Independence states that one of our unalienable rights is the pursuit of happiness. It’s interesting, the choice of words, especially…

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So, what do the following things have in common? Dogs, birds, hamster, Stevie Wonder, and breast feeding. Well, all could be found at Jubilee, an interesting “church” in, of course, Asheville, NC. Well, Stevie Wonder was NOT there, but his music was! I’ve asked Vanessa to not exclude me from things just because she “thinks” that I might not like it. Well, I asked for it! Vanessa invited me to join her at Jubilee. She thought that I’d find it…

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