BEST BEACH IN AMERICA

Here’s Mark, enjoying the beach at Ocracoke, rated THE BEST BEACH IN AMERICA by the guy who rates beaches. Once a beach is rated #1, it is removed from consideration for all future lists. Since the ratings started back in 1991, almost every beach in Florida or Hawaii had been rated first. Which means that…

Hatteras

On to the next phase of the Odyssey – the Abbott family trip to Frisco on Hatteras Island, NC. While we didn’t have the cliff of stairs to climb like we did at Lake Michigan, there was another obstacle – getting a tarp, cooler, chairs, another cooler, umbrellas, beach toys, suntan lotion, books, and a…

Camping

The next phase of the odyssey was a camping trip in Shenandoah with Jim and Jason. This time, I didn’t have to share a tent with Jim. That’s good, because he was exceeding the 16 farts/day recommended by Oprah’s medical specialist. Greatly exceeding. We went hiking while up there to see a few waterfalls. The…