This blog will be a lot less about words and a lot more about photos and videos. Today was Summer Solstice, as I wrote earlier, and the first day of summer featured a full moon for the first time since 1967.
After dinner, we walked down to the beach to watch the moon come up over the Atlantic Ocean. The views were amazing! And note: I used no filters on any of these photos!
I shot a video while we were waiting for the moon to rise!
After checking an app that would tell us where the moon who would appear over the horizon, we kept a steady gaze on that region. Finally – it came up over the clouds! I took a couple of time-lapse videos my I-Phone.
If the moon rising over the ocean wasn’t special enough, a sea turtle came out of the water to lay eggs right in front of us a few minutes later. I doubt you can see it in the photo, but it’s in the lower right hand corner.
The past year has had a lot of ups and downs for My Man and I, sometimes more downs than ups. But one thing we have learned and prayed about daily was to live one day a time. While I would love to live this day for at least another week, I am so happy I was able to live life today to the fullest! Thank you for being such wonderful parents and amazing hosts, Don and Wilma Schmitt!
Why Travel, Cooking and DIY? A creative type, I have always loved painting and decorating as a hobby. Upcycling is a real passion. My mom was a Home Ec teacher when we were growing up. I learned a lot from her and because I love hosting get-togethers, I had to step up my game in the kitchen as well. And lastly, my love of travel comes from my Grandma Schmitt.
An Illinois native, I worked in the White House Communications Agency early in my career (President Reagan), prior to returning to Illinois State University to finish my undergraduate and Master's. After a couple of post-graduate internships (minor league baseball and Big Ten Conference), I then worked in college athletics full-time for more than 22 years -- first at the University of South Carolina for 15 years and then at Santa Clara University for the last seven years. We moved to Tampa, Florida in Dec., 2016 after spending 8.5 years in Northern California.