OBX 2015

Another summer vacation to the Outer Banks is in the books. This year we rented a cottage large enough for the whole family. I left my DSLR at home, but I snapped a handful of photos with my iPhone along the way.

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first stop: Charlotte's newest brewery, Free Range Brewing
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We stayed in Nags Head, North Carolina. It was a week of family, food and sun. And for me, a distinct lack of technology. I left my computer at home, signed out of social media accounts and only used my phone for photos. I even wrote out directions to get us across the country. The first few days were amazing. Peaceful, disconnected. I caught myself reaching for my phone often, but that subsided. I missed Facebook, a little. Twitter, Instagram, Email: not at all. But after a few days, the disconnection was a little unsettling. Mostly though, I missed my computer for making things. I missed programming, photo editing, video editing. It's my favorite creative tool. It was a good experience to learn what was important and what's not. Since I've gotten home, I haven't even signed back into Twitter yet. I don't even know my password.

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the boys, enjoying the pool table
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Jon, likely in the middle of a deep conversation about poultry
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the post-dinner lull by the pool
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sunset on the dune
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the Atlantic
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family photo
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sunrise at Oregon Inlet
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halfway there, in Cookeville, Tennessee

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