Recently, Motor Man and I took off for a day trip to the Outer Banks. It’s wonderful being semi-retired.

The beach could not have been better for a drive. The sand was packed down hard,  so for much of the time, we weren’t even in four-wheel drive.

Tree stumps are proof of just how far the land has receded over the years. (Notice the difference in color in these two photos: the one above was taken through the windshield, and I was out of the vehicle to take this next one.)

But sometimes, in search of horses, we have to go “off road”. Let’s just say that we were up close and personal with some tree branches along here.

The horses are usually more difficult to find in the winter months, and this time was no exception.  We only saw one, but what made this especially interesting was the song playing on our radio when we spotted him….

A Horse With No Name“.

~These Days Of Mine~

12 responses to “Semi-Retired

  1. No way! That was the song? That is amazing! I love it and your photos are gorgeous as always. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great beach shots…..that horse sure has little to nibble on this time of year – soon he’ll get rid of that winter coat though and have lots of new green grass………his name will then be “HAPPY”………


  3. How Wonderful! Don’t you love it when things time out like that? SMILE!!

  4. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures and trivia. how appropriate the song was!

  5. All great shots, but I really like the off road view – looks like an adventure ahead !

  6. Show sweet to have you day filled with sunshine and great trips

  7. Oh that song was just perfect! 😀

  8. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Beautiful pictures! If you think semi retirement is good wait till you get to full retirement, A blessing indeed.

  9. I love the journey. It is about time to lose the winter coat for these lovely horses.

  10. Oh I am missing the beach so I enjoyed your views of the the beach and beautiful ocean! Love the sandy beach road framed by the evergreens! One horse.. I will take this picture… one horse better than none, right?

  11. Enjoy your semi retirement, it’ll help you two ready for the full one. Interesting how a windshield can make such a different. The horse is a beauty. What a fun bit of synchronicity. 🙂

  12. Serendipity! Gotta love it!
    What a wonderful thing to do on a day off!
    Nellie’s Mom

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