Beauty and Happiness

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Beauty and Happiness

Which comes first?

I know everyone has heard the adage "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." But what is beauty? Does beauty bring happiness? These are questions we need to explore. 

One of the things my Grandfather told me was how a beautiful women is one who has the beauty embodied within her. That is what makes the outside beautiful. I can see where it was true. 

Grandmother

My Grandmother wasn't physically beautiful, but she was one of the happiest and most beautiful people I've ever seen. The light on her face and her peace with herself and her life gave her a beauty you don't see much of today. I can remember the love and caring she had for all of us. 

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Operation Hail Storm

Operation Hail Storm

Operation Hail Storm by Brett Arquette

This is a book which I found totally interesting. It takes place in the not so distant future. The name comes from the CIA which ends up getting involved when Marshall Hail assassinates the North Korean minister who contracted with a Russian mercenary to get ICBM parts. He does this by using drones of different sizes and a team of very young pilots on a ship. 

He requests the bounty on the assassination and offers to help them get rid of their list of most wanted terrorists. His offer is agreed to with a stipulation, he has to destroy the parts to the missiles and accept having a CIA agent there when he does it. 

The rest of the book is taken up with the relationship between him and the beautiful Kara and the mission.  I'll not give any spoilers here as the book it one you must read. Now if you aren't into tech things, you might not like the book, but I did. I got a great understanding of how everything worked all the why of what he was doing. 

This is a book I give five stars to and highly recommend even if you aren't into the slow thriller with romantic overtones.  There are so many twists and turns and an ending you won't expect.  I now have to get the second book and read it.

You can find this book on Amazon.  

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and New Bern, North Carolina

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Myrtle Beach, SC

I spent the last day in Savannah watching the rain.  By the time it cleared up, it was too late to do anything, so I sat on the porch of the Kabin and watched the ducks and swans before packing to leave in the morning. 

August 30, 2015, I left for Myrtle Beach, SC. The day started out decent but by the afternoon I had to put on my rain suit. Now imagine who have paid $150 for rain suit. You would think it would keep you dry. Nope. The front of my shirt was soaking wet along with my pants. I would have been just as dry leaving it off. 

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Perspective on Life

Life's not about...

Perspectives on Life

What is life really about?

When I read the above quote, I had to question if he was truly correct in that life isn't about expecting, hoping and wishing. Think about it. How much of your life has been spent in expecting things, hoping for things and wishing for things? I will admit to spending a lot of time hoping and wishing for things.

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Key West to Savannah, GA

Getting to where you are going is half the fun of traveling.

Key West to home.

After leaving Key West, I needed to stop at home in Sunrise, FL. I needed to do some things to my bike. A lowered windshield, new grips, and road pegs. I also needed to get it registered. To do the latter, I needed to obtain the paperwork from Black Hills Harley Davidson which would take 30 days. That I wasn't going to wait on. I left a Power of Attorney for my daughter to get my tags and left as soon as my bike was completed. 

Home to Daytona

My first stop was Daytona for the night. It wasn't my plan but Hurricane Erica was making her presence known with rain.  It slowed me down and I needed to be off the road by dark.  Rain and nighttime on a motorcycle, even a trike, isn't my idea of fun. My revised plan to was make Savannah the next day.  I took US A1A  through West Palm Beach. At that point it joins US 1. I had planned on getting back on A1A but the rain made me change my plans.  

The hotel where I stayed was one where many of the bikers who are having repairs on their bikes done stay. I went to a bar where I was told I could get good food. I had a wonderful meal and ended up spending some time with a group of bikers who were a lot of fun. I left early as I wanted to be on the road early in the morning.

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