Traveling Solo – Living with Arthritis


whitedscn1777With a lot of fear I took a trip to the  mountains of North Carolina by myself.  The actual fear was my arthritis that has crippled me.  My hip, back and legs have a hard time withstanding a lot of activity.  But I always wanted to go to the mountains to visit and hike. I miss the activities I use to do.

First, I surprised myself by going by myself and driving 5 1/2 hours with one quick stop. I’m in my mid 60’s and I have a tendency to get confused and lost. But, I was anxious to get there. When I saw the mountains tears came to my eyes, and I said, “I made it Lord.”   You see I’ve been going through depression with the pain of arthritis.

I was determined to get my hike in and I did.  However, it was painful and difficult I did it even if I had to stop a million times.  My hiking stick was my guide and help.  My camera was my companion and we had fun.  Even though I didn’t get to hike anymore I was able to drive and take in the scenery.   Here’s are the pictures I took that were well worth it. Oh, I must mention the lovely I stayed at – River House B&B Chimney Rock, NC

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Day at the Beach!


I awoke at 6:00am sharp..  It was so bright I thought it was later.  Something was calling me.  “Why not just go to the beach,” I asked myself.  I’m glad I did it turned out to be a beautiful day.  Something about  the early morning that makes me feel fresh and alive.  Listening to the waves pounding the banks makes me feel hearten – I stare at the ocean with a smile and thanked God for another day.

Wrightsville Beach, NC
Wrightsville Beach, NC

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Little Big Towns with Great Beaches – North Carolina


It’s spring, but summer will be here quickly. These pictures will help you think of a relaxing beach rand warm sun after the cold…winter.  The first, is one of the nicest fishing pier’s on Oak Island, NC with some of the most beautiful beaches  The second is Caswell Beach, NC – a small community but beautiful beaches.

Oak Island, NC Fishing Pier
Oak Island, NC Fishing Pier
Caswell Beach, NC
Caswell Beach, NC

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