Those Were The Days My Friend

Just to be straightforward…This post isn’t about crafts, or chronic illness, or even adulting. 🙂 It’s a snippet of a life I used to call mine. It’s a bit of my life, a time when I could endure elevations above 4,000 feet without terrible symptoms, when I could fly, when I could go and do whatever I wanted without a second thought.

I’m leaving these here for those of you who can’t get out today, or this month, or this year. I’m missing my past today and I know it’s not healthy to look back, but for a moment I’m doing it, because it’s a part of me, it’s who I am, or who I was.

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Surfer’s Playground – Carlsbad, CA
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Thanksgiving Walk – Del Mar, CA
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Sweet Dreams San Diego – Del Mar, CA
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Balance in All Things – Encinitas, CA
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The iconic Del Mar Fair – Del Mar, CA
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What did we do to deserve sunsets? They are beauty. – Torrey Pines, CA
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Flying Free – Carlsbad, CA
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Free as a Bird – Torrey Pines Gliderport, CA
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Awe Inspiring – Carlsbad, CA
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The Glow – La Jolla, CA
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Fields of Flowers – Carlsbad, CA
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Ablaze – Carlsbad, CA
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Sinking Sun – Encinitas, CA
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Life’s a Beach – Encinitas, CA
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Don’t ever Change – Lake Tahoe, CA
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My life story began here. Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, CA
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New Life, Redwood Forest – Garberville, CA 
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Satin Sand – Big Sur, CA
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Touch the Sky – Seattle, CA
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Fish Throwing – Seattle, CA
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The Mighty Redwoods – Redway, CA
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No Man is an Island – Lake Tahoe, CA
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True Tranquility – Mammoth Mountain, CA 
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As the Crow Flies – Mammoth Mountain, CA
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His First Passion – Myrtle Beach, SC
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Morning Blooms – Clover, SC 
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Autumn Smiles – Clover, SC 
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Letting Go – Clover, SC
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The Cycle of Seasons – Clover, SC
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Sunset in a Tree – Clover, SC
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Fresh Perspective – Clover, SC
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 Spa Closed – Clover, SC
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Touching the Sky – Chimney Rock, NC
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Southern Architecture, one of my favorites – Charleston, SC
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This. Coca-Cola Cake at Jestine’s – Charleston, SC
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Gentle Blooms – Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, NC
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Look Up – Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, NC
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Look Closer – Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, NC
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Perfectly Pretty – Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, NC
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Grocery Shopping – Outer Banks, NC
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Sunday Stroll – Outer Banks, NC
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Gentle Breeze – Outer Banks, NC
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Standing Strong – Outer Banks, NC
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After the Storm – Outer Banks, NC
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The Forest through the Trees – Outer Banks, NC
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If you love waterfalls North Carolina will not disappoint! Cherokee National Forest, NC
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Wishing I could include the sound, and the smell, and the gentle mist. – Cherokee National Forest, NC
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Negative Ions in Abundance – Cherokee National Forest, NC
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Cascades – Cherokee National Forest, NC
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We are Blessed – Cherokee National Forest, NC
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Pure Bliss! Thank you for stopping by! – Mexico

Hoping this week is kind to you! 🌸 You’re probably ‘pictured’ out so I’ll save my doodles for next week. 😊

28 thoughts on “Those Were The Days My Friend

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed all the photos. I am sad along with you at your loss of travel and former activities. 😔 Could you still do some traveling in a conversion van, lying down in the back while someone else drove? We have a friend who convinces his wife to drive him all over the place in their van, as he also dearly misses traveling after his illness set in.
    Hugs and God bless you!!

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    1. That’s an excellent idea! It’s nice your friend is able to still get out and about! It’s definitely something to think about, but it’d be a big cost to rent a van. If I ever get approved for disability then maybe we could look into it. Thank you for sharing the idea! Hoping today treats you kindly 🌼

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      1. I have them for the first time all by myself this weekend 🙂 The kids are going to go away for their anniversary (hard to believe thats been a year) have you had any luck on the social security battle ?

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      2. Sending you strength! How fun though!! 👶👶

        SS has not waved their magic wand over me, no. Which is frustrating as I’ve watched it being waved over several other mecfs people recently. Someday when I’m older and grayer they’ll decide to give a little of that tax money I paid back to me, well hopefully anyway.

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