A July for the Record Books

Let me start off by saying this…

The Fourth of July seemed so long ago.

I don’t know about you, but realizing that my favorite summer holiday occurred exactly four weeks ago kind of blows my mind. Between traveling across the country twice, spending a couple weeks in Spokane, and then taking off on another vacation this past weekeknd, time was stretched out just a bit.

Obviously the popular adage of time flies when you are having fun doesn’t apply when it comes to July 2017. You see, despite the fact that the last 31 days all seemed to use their allotted 24 hours, I had a month for the record books when it came to enjoying myself.

I also had a month for the record books when it came to…
…eating way too much
…missing workouts
…managing to not work a complete 5-day week
…tweeting from my personal account
…celebrating.

We started the month by hosting a small pre-Fourth of July gathering at our house. The next day I was blasting off fireworks with my nephew as we celebrated our nation’s independence. A work karaoke party would follow in the next couple days as well as a special breakfast with Sidney’s family at Paula Deen’s newest restaurant here in Myrtle Beach.

Before we knew it, we were on a plane to the west coast. Once we touched down in the Pacific Northwest, we spent 13 days of bliss (you can read all about it here) with my family. Then it was back to South Carolina. After returning home late last Wednesday night, I was back in the office on Thursday, working my tail off to catch up. On Friday I was working hard to get ahead because the excursion to end the month was right around the corner.

While out west, Sidney and I managed to visit Missoula.

Yep, time to briefly catch you up on my July finale. I returned home from Hilton Head last night (as I mentioned in my previous blog post, Sid and Sloan are staying there through the week). What a wonderful weekend! I stayed with Sidney’s family in a beautiful/luxurious house as we took advantage of some R&R.

Our vacation house had its own pool. If you look in the water, you can see Sidney and Sloan.

Swimming and bike riding dominated my short stay. I got to play with my niece and nephew, see an actual alligator, catch some rays, explore the area around our vacation house, and savor the sweet summertime with Sid and Sloan. As time started to expire on July 31, I headed back to Myrtle Beach.

Thank you to everyone who played a part in this amazing July. I now transition from a relaxing/carefree month to a hectic/busy one. Time to start putting the hard work in now so I can enjoy another epic July next year. Don’t Blink.