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Horse Statue and Plaque in Matthews, NC
“Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same — with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.” ―Mother Teresa Found this statue on a walk in downtown Matthews, NC

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Two kids fishing at Col Francis Beatty Park in Matthews, NC
For this challenge I’m showcasing an old pic of my little guys (that aren’t so little anymore). They’re  brothers, best friends, fishing buddies and always partners in crime :-).  

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Partners

Bike ramp at Colonel Beatty Park
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence~ Henry David Thoreau


Ft Dobbs wagon wheel
I love going to Living History Day’s at the various parks around the area. I guess being from Virginia I sort of have history in my veins. For this trip, we went to Ft. Dobbs in Statesville, NC. I had never heard of Ft. Dobbs before and really had no […]

Fort Dobbs in Statesville, NC

View from below Crowders Mountain
I love hiking! It’s like an addiction. The funny thing is, I was never ever active when I was younger. You couldn’t pay me to do anything active. When we moved to Charlotte I was bored a lot so every weekend I would find a park or drive to the […]

Crowders Mountain

My parents live in Florida and whenever we visit we try and go and do something “touristy” but fun. This particular visit though I had recently broken my pinky toe and was walking around with the oh so fashionable “boot of shame” so we didn’t want to do too much […]

Kingsley Plantation in Jacksonville Florida

Turtles on a log
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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USS North Carolina office
This past summer, we stopped at the U.S.S. North Carolina on our way home from the beach. This is a huge and beautiful ship. While my family was exploring the lower decks, I stopped to take pictures of the various rooms including the sick bay. If there is anyone that […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful