Gonna Take Some Time To Do The Things

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  Well, today is the day where we get back on the road.  We are saying goodbye to Charleston, South Carolina and saying hello to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Yes, looks like our travel is getting shorter in-between destinations.  But who is on a rush on this No Path Path?  Not us!

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It’s not often that we slow down to enjoy the view or do the things that we truly want to. Because those things called obligations seem to get in the way.  I hear that word a lot from persons.  They have an obligation to go to work or to take a bath.  That does not sound like any fun at all.  I say that if you have to have obligations, that you take care of those obligations in a fun way!  You know, kinda like we rescued Jax from the beach in that Jacksonville, Florida place and now we have an obligation to take care of him.  Well, it is an obligation.  But I can tell you that we are making it fun. Why wouldn’t we? Although I wish he would consider it an obligation to make me some pancakes.  Does anyone want to get him a cookbook?  He seems to have a lot of time on his cotton paws.

Time is also an obligation in my book if I had one to read, but I can’t read.  But if I could, time would be listed as an obligation.  Because, eventually, if y’all don’t slow down, those other obligations are going to make you too tired to enjoy the things that you want to.  Enjoying life’s sweet things like pancakes takes time away from things that aren’t so important or sweet.  Yes, I am gonna tell you that.  Time is not going to magically appear in front of you to make room for the good things.

So my question for you today on this Monday is what do you wish that you had more time to do?

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Read a book?  Bake a cake? That sounds good.  Do you wish you had more time to travel?  We hear that all the time.  Some things we may not be able to do exactly in the way we want to.  Like maybe you want to go to Tahiti or Africa or wherever but you can’t afford it.  But can you afford a weekend trip to the beach? If you can’t swing that, can you read about a place you want to visit or watch a show about it? With a little imagination, we can go anywhere we want.  I go to IHop every day without leaving my bed.

If you want more time to spend with family, but you can’t get off work, can you call them?  If you want to change your job, get up the courage to do it!  If you want to foster or adopt a furkid that needs you…can you?  I could go on and on.  When things speak to our heart to “do the things”, does it motivate you to do them? Or do you just waste time wishing?

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Time changes us.  That’s for sure.  Look at my belly. But our obligation is to be happy, first of all.  We can’t make anyone else happy unless we are. Like Sheriff Brickle who is only happy when he is arresting someone, when do you feel the best?  Think about the past. When was the time of your life? You may wish that you could change time, and make it stop.  But time has a way of repeating itself in different ways. And if we are happy no matter where in the stream of time we are, that will keep repeating. Hurry.  It’s waiting there for you.

So today, we thank Charleston, South Carolina for our time here.  Because we were on the rain’s clock, we weren’t as rushed. But there is something to be said about a slow, Southern drawl.  We will be back now…ya hear?

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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Every Time We Say Goodbye

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  Charleston, South Carolina?  Oh, it has been rainy.  Oh, it has been hot.  Oh, it has been fun.  But alas, it is time for us to leave on Monday.  It is time we say goodbye again.

When you have traveled as much as me and Brickle have, sometimes, you forget somewhere you have been.  You may forget someone you have met.  But you never forget a pancake you have licked.  However, everything else starts to run together a little bit.  But not for me here in Charleston, South Carolina.  I remember the first time that we were here.

And let me tell you.  This time around?  It was just as special.  We got to do more hiking. We had a little bit more time from when we were on the Adventure Of A Lifetime on our last tour.  And we got to just sit and enjoy.  We visited a tea plantation, we drove around the city, we looked at many pretty things.

Did I mention how I faced my fears and climbed up that ladder?

No, we couldn’t see as much as we wanted to with all of the rain and flooding. But we took that time to reflect on what we did see.  And that was pretty nice too while eating our South Carolina BBQ and walking thru history.

There is something that can be said about saying goodbye.  That was a pretty deep sentence if I do say so myself.  Because with every goodbye, you have a chance to tell someone or something the things that you appreciated about them.  For Charleston, South Carolina, we appreciated the opportunity to slow down.

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The rain made us stop and see the cycles of life while taking every chance we had to seize the opportunities that presented themselves when we could explore.  We could not wait around to think about what we wanted to see.  We just went.

Persons say quality over quantity.  Not sure I agree with that most times. But this time I did.  Because even though we are saying goodbye again to Charleston, we say it in a different way.

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We say goodbye to Charleston, South Carolina with an extra spring in our step because we were able to rest.  We say that you left plenty of things for us to see the next time.  And maybe that in itself is the good thing about goodbyes.  You know that there is always something left to come back to.

We can’t ever know everything about anyone or anything or any place.  I would never leave a bite of a pancake on my plate, but I will leave a little piece of Charleston, South Carolina on it.

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Every time we say goodbye, that means a hello is on the way. So we will be greeting you soon, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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