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Alien Spacecraft Abducts Female Runner at local 5K.

Friday, May 03, 2013

OK, so my sparkfriend Brooklyn_born wrote a blog about attention grabbing headlines and how the goal is to reel readers in, regardless of connection to content.

I got a chuckle out of her blog. So here is mine. Did it work for you?

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

  
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LANNIEMANUEL 5/10/2013 6:44AM

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    Sorry I missed it. Late to the party.

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    Oh boy, I hang my head in shame--yeah it got me!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 5/4/2013 6:48AM

    LOL - so that's why my time was slower than expected! Darn aliens. LOL

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LEWILL1982 5/3/2013 4:53PM

    Guilty as charged :-)

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RHONDALYN10 5/3/2013 2:24PM

    Hilarious!

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    LoL!!

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MASRITE 5/3/2013 1:48PM

    I always read your blogs no matter what the headline is!! That is funny, though (not the headline of your blog!!). Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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    worked for me! Thanks for the chuckle! emoticon

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    ...but did she PR? emoticon

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    Love it! Inquiring minds want to KNOW! emoticon

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    Yep, it worked. Here we all are reading it! emoticon

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 5/3/2013 9:22AM

    Too funny emoticon

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    That's funny.

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/3/2013 8:55AM

    Yes, it worked. Thanks for the smile.

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NINJALINDA 5/3/2013 8:42AM

    You know I had to look! Great pic, BTW!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 5/3/2013 8:41AM

    Very catchy title, way to start my day.
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WONDERWOMAN 5/3/2013 8:34AM

    Yup, but I probably would have read your blog anyway. I love your blogs.
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We are home. You asked for more pictures, so here are some more.

Monday, April 29, 2013

St Andrews CG


Me, Barney and Bitsy at the lake at Camel Lake. Yes, we got caught not having the dogs on a leash. We were the only campers there, so I took a chance.


DW Chris at Camel Lake


Lighthouse at St Marks Wildlife Refuge. We had so much fun here. People boating, crabbing, and generally having a good time. Weather was perfect.


I didn't run on this trail, but it is a good representation of the trails I did run on. Or is that trails on which I ran? I like to use correct grammar, but I fall short. :) Oh, yeah, this was really fun, but it hurt my knees.


Some handsome guy posing so that you can see his RV in the background.



Pelicans begging for scraps at the fish cleaning station. I think this was St Andrews CG



My gorgeous DW on a walking trail at ST Marks Wildlife Refuge





Falling Waters SP. See...I wear my running shirts!




Okay, I'm losing track of what I posted and what I didn't post. So, this will be it. Thanks for all the nice comments and requests for more pictures.

I had a very hard time with AT&T internet connections. I tried many times to blog, and just could not get a connection. But be sure, I was thinking of my Spark Friends. I got some running in, watched what I ate for the most part, but I couldn't resist a few beers and hot dogs. I weighed myself when I got home. I know, I am obsessive, but surprisingly, I did not gain any weight! My funky, change weight from one minute to the next scale said I was okay on the two times I weighed in. Woohoo! Must have been all the extra walking we did.

I would not have posted so many pictures, but a few people asked for more. Probably they were just being nice, but I am a very literal person, if you ask for something, I will try to comply.

Thanks for enjoying my trip with me and have a great day.







  
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MASRITE 4/30/2013 11:56PM

    I loved the pictures, especially the one with the handsome guy showing off his RV!!! Looked like a wonderful trip. So glad you had a great time and even got to get some great runs in. Nice to have a change of scenery. And, glad to have you back.

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CM_GARDNER78 4/30/2013 2:05PM

    LOVE the pictures!!! I wouldn't get to see so many things if it weren't through the eyes of others! :-) My little sheltered life in the UP of Michigan is all I know! :-)

Looks like you guys had so much fun! Thanks for sharing with us...and glad to know you are home! Also - glad to know that the knee won't keep you from running...but take care of it just the same. :-)

Have a great day!!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 4/30/2013 1:36PM

    Great pictures.

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BIGPAWSUP 4/30/2013 12:52PM

    I loved all the pictures! Really gave a good feel to your trip. Looked awesome!

Glad you are home!

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BUTTERFLY-1976 4/30/2013 10:58AM

    Great pictures

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 4/30/2013 12:11AM

    I loved all of the pictures!

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LISAINMS 4/29/2013 10:07PM

    Nice trip!

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RUN4FOOD 4/29/2013 9:08PM

    Looks like a good time was had.
Need to rent some sort of camper and take a driving vacation some day soon.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 4/29/2013 7:19PM

    Looks like a great time was had by all!

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SEABREEZE65 4/29/2013 6:32PM

    I enjoyed following on your fun journey!!!

Now, what?
Back to reality.....

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STRIVERONE 4/29/2013 3:38PM

    It looks like you're both living the good life. I'll be watching for the rest of the pictures.

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NATPLUMMER 4/29/2013 3:36PM

    Fun :-) Welcome home.

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Too many pictures, too little time.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

I have lots of pictures, but will only post a few. I didn't remember to take a picture of the forest trail than I ran on. I did 2.5 miles running on soft sand and ruts. Kind of fun, but my knees didn't like it.

St Andrews State Park





This was taken at Buckhorn campsite, where we roughed it. No power or water or any hookups. The little RV is self-contained, so we had everything we needed. DW doesn't care for this type of camping, being out in the forest all alone. But, I love it, so we compromise. :)




Random shot of the National Forest paved road.


Fort Pickens


Fort Pickens Campground site



Chris, Barney and Bitsy at St Marks Wildlife Refuge. The lily pads behind them are in bloom, and gorgeous. The picture is too small to see that.

  
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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 4/29/2013 2:34PM

    Great pics. Enjoy!!!

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    Great pics! Sounds like you're having a wonderful time!!

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LINDAKAY228 4/29/2013 9:59AM

    Such beautiful areas you are exploring. I love camping and being in the forest. My camping is with a tent which I'm sure your wife would not like LOL. But we all have our different tastes. Glad you both are able to compromise so that both of you get to experience the great vacation. Love the pics.

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CM_GARDNER78 4/29/2013 9:44AM

    Loving the pics! Keep 'em coming as you can! Hope your knees recover! Yikes! Keep having fun! How long are you going to be gone? I'm sure you said somewhere......

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TIMOTHYNOHE 4/28/2013 10:40PM

    I sold off our RV before I started my 50 States Half Marathon quest. I now regret that decision. It would have come in handy.


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    Looks like a great place to visit. Hope the knees are feeling better. Thanks for the pictures! emoticon emoticon

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RHONDALYN10 4/28/2013 7:06PM

    Looks great!!

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SEABREEZE65 4/28/2013 6:46PM

    So much fun! Love those dogs!!!

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NATPLUMMER 4/28/2013 6:45PM

    Nice!

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DARLY55 4/28/2013 4:49PM

    What a beautiful and peaceful trip these pictures show!
I'm sure you had a great time! Thanks for sharing with us!

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RUN4FOOD 4/28/2013 4:14PM

    Looks pretty. Hope you had a good trip.

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BIGPAWSUP 4/28/2013 3:03PM

    Looks fantastic! Enjoy!

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PICKIE98 4/28/2013 2:55PM

    Lucky buggers!! What great trip! We can wait for the pictures,, when yo finally find your way back home!! I live in Michigan, it seems funny to see palm trees in a state park..

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Poor Internet, but here are 2 pictures.

Friday, April 26, 2013

We have a gorgeous site this morning.


Today is day 9 - were moving to a different site later today. We'll still be in Apalachiacola Natl Forest. My Internet connection is snails pace, which makes it difficult to post.

Will be in touch when conditions improve

Make that 3 pics

  
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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 4/27/2013 9:37PM

    Really lovely and so peaceful!

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    Thanks for the post card!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/26/2013 4:07PM

    Beautiful!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 4/26/2013 2:49PM

    Enjoy yourself with or without the internet!!

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MASRITE 4/26/2013 2:44PM

    Looks so beautiful and peaceful!! Hope you're enjoying!!

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LINDAKAY228 4/26/2013 11:55AM

    Love the pics and wishing I was somewhere like that right now! Have a great time!

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ON2VICTORY 4/26/2013 10:57AM

    beautiful!!!!

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HALFFAST 4/26/2013 10:31AM

    Great pics! Hope you're having a wonderful time!

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NATPLUMMER 4/26/2013 10:20AM

    Wow...very pretty!! Enjoy!

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SEABREEZE65 4/26/2013 10:02AM

    Looks like a great time! Enjoy!!

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REMEMBER2BME 4/26/2013 9:51AM

    Looks wonderful!!!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 4/26/2013 9:45AM

    Nice!!!!!

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LAURIE5658 4/26/2013 9:35AM

    So gorgeous!!!!

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BUSYBEE37 4/26/2013 9:33AM

    Very Nice!! I'd love to be camping this weekend.

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CM_GARDNER78 4/26/2013 9:09AM

    It IS beautiful!! Jealous!! :-) Hope you are having a wonderful time! Enjoy!!

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West Florida road trip - lots of pictures, and a little commentary.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Left home on Wednesday the 17th. We are working our way north on the west coast of FL heading to the gulf coast.

We stayed 2 days at Manatee State Park.





On to St Georges Island State Park for one night


Beautiful white sand beach. I ran 4 miles on this beach, even though I didn't have my running shorts on. It was really cool, so I ran in jeans.

Our campsite was very secluded - nice and private.


Next day, we went to St Josephs Peninsula State Park, where we stayed for one night.



This campsite was open and visible to all the other campers. Nice neighbors made it very enjoyable.

Another white sandy beach, where we met this fisherman. He reeled in a good sized whiting while we talked. DW and I walked quite a ways on this beach then over to another campsite and back to ours. It felt like about 4 miles. Good exercise and wonderful scenery.

There was a boardwalk which crossed the swamp area, with lots of vegetation and plenty of sawgrass. The white dunes were visible farther away.

Right now we are parked in a Walmart lot and having a couple of slices of Papa John's Pizza for lunch. There is wifi available here, so I thought I'd post some pictures of our trip.
We stopped here because my battery went bad last night. I had been having some trouble with it, but confirmed it was sot this morning, when I checked it and it only showed 10.7 volts. Walmart gave me a pro-rated credit on the new battery, so I got about 55 dollars off the price on the new one.

After I post this blog, we're heading to St Andrews State Park CG for 2 nights, then on to Fort Pickens CG in Gulf Breeze, FL.

Will play it by ear after that, but I tentatively plan to spend some time in Apalachicola Nat'l Forest and Osceola Nat'l Forest as well.

It stinks that I pay every month for 3g connectivity on my iPhone, but seldom can get a signal when camped. Glad I found this wifi spot.

Will try and send some more info and pictures later this week.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

  
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CM_GARDNER78 4/26/2013 8:25AM

    BEAUTIFUL pictures!! How wonderful - I want to spend my retirement in EXACTLY this way!!! Looks like fun! Enjoy the rest of your trip!! :-)

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CHEMCHIC2006 4/23/2013 8:16AM

    What a way to see and experience nature. Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to more!

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MASRITE 4/23/2013 12:39AM

    Love all the pics. Have a wonderful time!! And, running on the beach? Awesome!!

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BUTTERFLY-1976 4/22/2013 12:50PM

    Looks like a great time

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LINDAKAY228 4/22/2013 11:03AM

    Looks like you are having a great time! I love camping and those areas look so beautiful. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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SEABREEZE65 4/22/2013 6:00AM

    What a fun trip. We used to winter (snowbirds) along Alabama's coast and I have great memories of the beach, the fishing, the ocean, and the hiking trails.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 4/21/2013 10:07PM

    Looks like a great trip!

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LAURIE5658 4/21/2013 8:53PM

    Coming from an RV'ing family I truly appreciate this blog. Thank you, Vic!

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KELSEY54 4/21/2013 8:50PM

    Enjoy your trip, we winter in Destin. We keep planning to go over to Fort Pickens but haven't yet made it. Oh well, maybe next year.
Laura

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LIVINGFREE19 4/21/2013 7:58PM

    Love the pics!

Sounds like a very fun time!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/21/2013 7:52PM

    Thanks so much for sharing! Looks lovely!

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CHANGINGHORSES 4/21/2013 7:43PM

    Thanks for sharing your pics!
I am so jealous. Enjoy, how's the fishing BTW?

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MBSHAZZER 4/21/2013 6:15PM

    Gorgeous photos! Glad you are enjoying!

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NATPLUMMER 4/21/2013 5:27PM

    Looks like you are having a great time.

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KANDOLAKER 4/21/2013 4:57PM

    Looks like a fabulous adventure - thanks for sharing and have fun!!

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STRIVERONE 4/21/2013 4:48PM

    It's great to hear you're just having a good time doing what you want to do.

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DALID414 4/21/2013 2:54PM

    You are SO living the life Vic.
Thanks for the free trip. I'm a traveling wimp, I haven't left California in years!

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