Born In The USA…

5 Jul 2015 – 4 Mile Race

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Fri: lunched with Linn and Debbie downtown at Le Peep Cafe***good burgers. Many places were closed on this 4th Jul weekend.

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Passed by the SC State House with the demonstrators for the Confederate flag issue. This is as far as many demonstrators go here in CAE/SC πŸ™‚ Some people have too much time to get technical about a flag!

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A pleasant ‘Family Neighbourhood Social’ on this lovely evening. Appreciations to the Clearview home owners’ association for setting this up.

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The dock is now repaired and newly painted. A good time was enjoyed by all under interesting clouds with a peep of the rainbow.

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Sat: bright and early at the ‘Born in the USA 4Mile Race’. Neither Linn or May are born in the USA! But they spent most of their schooling years here. Jeff and the grandchildren (except for #3) are born in the USA. Congratulations to Linn for placing (27.16). Way to go to #2 and Jessica. Good job to everyone who took part in this.

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Waiting for the last runner and what a touching sight of a grandfather running with his toddle grandson. Made my day.

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On the highway after the race – #2 was not happy when we suggested that someone is going to have BBQ pork for this 4th πŸ™‚ Happy 4th!

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Thank you to Haley & Brian for sharing where the fireworks are best viewed from. #3 and Wil enjoying their swim before the fireworks. Blessed with good neighbours and even got to see Jupiter and Venus before they start to drift apart. Only one decent shot after the sunset. Appreciations to Linn & family for a beautiful evening on the lake.

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3 above pix to various sites.

Congratulations to SIN for its 1st World Heritage Site, my favourite garden there. Bringing back fond memories of the best SIN Orchid Festival in 2003 I helped to set up there (ie personal rating)..

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Sun: getting ready for another adventure – catching the Amtrak to Winter Park/FL. Random pix of downtown CAE around the area not too far from the station…

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2 above pix credits to various sites.

Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white – Mark Jenkins

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