Monday, October 29, 2012

2012-10-28 Jack and Amy do DuPont!

DuPont State Forest
Transylvania County, NC
Sunday, October 28th, 2012

This past weekend Amy suggested that we head up to DuPont State Forest on Sunday for a little hiking.  It has been a while since she last visited DuPont, so we decided to hit the main attractions.

Since I have been to DuPont at least a dozen times, I am not going to write a trip report.  Instead, I will just post and caption some of the photos:

Jack and Amy at Hooker Falls

Jack and Amy at the Lower Drop of Triple Falls
The Middle Drop of Triple Falls

Jack and Amy at Triple Falls

High Falls
The DuPont Covered Bride
Lake Dense
 Amy taking a break on the dock

Amy on the Dock
Lake Alford
 Lake Julia

 Falling Leaves

The DuPont Covered Bridge
Jack and Amy at High Falls
High Falls
Triple Falls

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Jack and Amy!

Amy and I took a drive up to DuPont State Forest for a little hiking today.  Here is a quick shot from our hike:

Amy and Jack at Triple Falls

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

2012-10-21 A visit to Greenville with my Parents

Cleveland Park and Falls Park
Greenville, SC
Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Since it was a beautiful day, Amy and I decided to take my parents into Greenville for dinner and a stroll though Cleveland Park and Falls Park.

Rather than trying to find a parking spot downtown, we parked at Cleveland Park and walked a bit of the Swamp Rabbit Trail through Cleveland Park, Falls Park and downtown Greenville.

It is about 2 miles one way making for a four mile round trip hike with a nice break in the middle for an excellent meal and a few brews at the Carolina Ale House.  This was a bit longer than my parents are used to walking, but they did fine.  And we did burn a few of the calories that we consumed!

Here are a few shots from our visit to Greenville.

Amy having some fun

 Along the Swamp Rabbit Trail

 Reedy River Falls and the Liberty Bridge

 My wife Amy and Mom taking a break

 Reedy River Falls and the Liberty Bridge

Amy and my Mom

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

2012-10-21 A visit to Hatcher Garden with my Parents

A Visit to Hatcher Garden
with my Parents
Spartanburg, SC
Sunday, October 21st, 2012

My parents were down for a visit this past weekend.  It was a beautiful day on Sunday, so Amy and I decided to take them for a stroll through Hatcher Garden here in Spartanburg, SC.

My wife Amy with my Mom

Me with my Mom and Dad


This past year, Hatcher Garden made the list for Amy and my charitable contributions.  We decided to get a brick made in the Butterfly Garden in memory of my grandparents.  This was our first visit to the garden since the brick was put in place.

Here are a few more shots from our stroll through Hatcher Garden.

Monday, October 22, 2012

2012-10-20 Ladies Night at "The Shop"

Ladies Night at "The Shop"
Rutherfordton, NC
Saturday, October 20th, 2012

On a typical Saturday afternoon you can almost always count on some sort of gathering of Men at my Father-in-Laws workshop.  However, once a year, my In-Laws through a little party where the men are invited to bring their wives and significant others along.

My parents also happened to be down for a visit this past weekend, so Amy and I brought them along for a little visit to my In-Laws and to see what Ladies Night at the Shop is all about.

Here are a few photos from the event!

 My Dad hanging out at The Shop

 My In-Laws and my wife Amy

 The Tractor and Smoker

 Austin and Lorie


 Tommy and Mel

Hanging out around the Smoker

 My parents enjoying some good food

 My parents and buddy Jeff

 Austin driving the Tractor

 Austin Driving the Tractor

 Austin Driving the Tractor

Inside "The Shop"

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Turtle Porn

The other day while mowing my lawn, I spotted something I have never seen before.  Turtles having sex!

At least that is what I assumed was happening.

This was interesting enough for me to shut down the lawn mower and grab my camera. 

The female turtle was a bit camera shy hiding inside her shell.  However, the male, not wanting to be interrupted in his moment of climax kept pumping away with his head fully extended out of his shell!

What are you looking at! 

So the next time someone mentions "Doing it Turtle Style", you now know what they are talking about!

I gave them a moment to finish up while I changed over to the Macro Lens for these next few shots.


Hopefully, I will have some baby turtles roaming around sometime soon!