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Southern Sunrise #viewfromamtrak

On the 80 Carolina train to Richmond today. It’s a beautiful day to sit and state out the window for 8 hours. :)

Southern Sunrise #viewfromamtrak

On the 80 Carolina train to Richmond today. It’s a beautiful day to sit and state out the window for 8 hours. :)

Gold? Platinum? Homie, please. I got records made of steel.

Gold? Platinum? Homie, please. I got records made of steel.

In transition

On the first sunny day all week, we ditched out of Savannah today (after taking this pic on a morning walk) and up to Beaufort — somewhere my dad remembered his parents vacationing, and I had heard of through golf. Turns out the town has changed a lot over the years, and developed into a tourist town ready to take it’s elder visitors’ money. It was worth finding out, but we didn’t stay long.

At least I finally got to hit some golf balls on the way back to Columbia :)

In transition

On the first sunny day all week, we ditched out of Savannah today (after taking this pic on a morning walk) and up to Beaufort — somewhere my dad remembered his parents vacationing, and I had heard of through golf. Turns out the town has changed a lot over the years, and developed into a tourist town ready to take it’s elder visitors’ money. It was worth finding out, but we didn’t stay long.

At least I finally got to hit some golf balls on the way back to Columbia :)

Light the way

The Tybee lighthouse was first built in 1736, but had to be rebuilt three times by 1773. And that was before it helped guide French and Northern ships towards Savannah in the Revolutionary and Civil wars, respectively. The basic structure still stands, but has been touched up a bit, as it didn’t make it through those wars unscathed (Jasper Greene, one of the more famous Savannah residents inflicted the most damage when he realized it was helping the Union). (at Tybee Island Lighthouse)

Light the way

The Tybee lighthouse was first built in 1736, but had to be rebuilt three times by 1773. And that was before it helped guide French and Northern ships towards Savannah in the Revolutionary and Civil wars, respectively. The basic structure still stands, but has been touched up a bit, as it didn’t make it through those wars unscathed (Jasper Greene, one of the more famous Savannah residents inflicted the most damage when he realized it was helping the Union). (at Tybee Island Lighthouse)

Fountain of Youth

Today involved a whole lot of walking through old houses and small parks (which is basically what you do here), some fried oysters on Tybee Island (good, but crab soup was better), and some fun tales from my parents about the years before I was born.  The sun even came out enough to burn a little skin this afternoon :) (at Forsyth Park)

Fountain of Youth

Today involved a whole lot of walking through old houses and small parks (which is basically what you do here), some fried oysters on Tybee Island (good, but crab soup was better), and some fun tales from my parents about the years before I was born. The sun even came out enough to burn a little skin this afternoon :) (at Forsyth Park)

Found at my grandparents’ house: a 1910 article on Tesla’s latest work — to create artificial 24hr sunlight, the world over!

"He proposes to create an artificial aurora borealis which will diffuse light over miles and miles of the earth’s surface, converting night into day and ending the age-long alternation between sunshine and shadow."

I think Edison may have won this round by powering cities and office buildings — about as close to perpetual light as we can tolerate.

Found at my grandparents’ house: a 1910 article on Tesla’s latest work — to create artificial 24hr sunlight, the world over!

"He proposes to create an artificial aurora borealis which will diffuse light over miles and miles of the earth’s surface, converting night into day and ending the age-long alternation between sunshine and shadow."

I think Edison may have won this round by powering cities and office buildings — about as close to perpetual light as we can tolerate.

Opening to new possibilities

It’s 5:40am and I’m on my way to the airport. I have a one way ticket from SFO to CLT, and I’ll barely make it in time to check my golf clubs (haven’t used them in ages, but I can’t help but bring them). I’ve had a couple lovely send offs with friends, and I feel ready for whatever this trip brings (I’m hoping lots of rest). Someday I’ll come back to SF, the city I love. For now, I must wander.

Opening to new possibilities

It’s 5:40am and I’m on my way to the airport. I have a one way ticket from SFO to CLT, and I’ll barely make it in time to check my golf clubs (haven’t used them in ages, but I can’t help but bring them). I’ve had a couple lovely send offs with friends, and I feel ready for whatever this trip brings (I’m hoping lots of rest). Someday I’ll come back to SF, the city I love. For now, I must wander.

Remembering why I love California

Remembering why I love California

Trading one home for another

It took a few extra days thanks to the epic cold, but it’s finally time to head back to SF from Milwaukee. As cold as it was outside, the warmth of our family makes everything feel ok. And while the pace of the two cities are more than a little different, I’m proud and lucky to call them both home.

Trading one home for another

It took a few extra days thanks to the epic cold, but it’s finally time to head back to SF from Milwaukee. As cold as it was outside, the warmth of our family makes everything feel ok. And while the pace of the two cities are more than a little different, I’m proud and lucky to call them both home.

Yin/Yang

Yin/Yang