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Merry Christmas and Happy New Drone!


This time last year, Gwen and I were sitting in a hotel room at the Grove Park Inn celebrating getting married just a couple of days before and we drunk ordered our first drone. Now don’t get me wrong; we did our research, talked to the right people (thank you Zeb) and, made a decision on what drone we were going to buy – we were just going to wait until the new year, NOPE. We had just spent a good amount of money on the wedding, and then the stay at the Grove Park Inn, then Christmas gifts, oh yeah and Gwen’s birthday LOL. But we were sitting there, basking in the fact that were married, feeling all mushy and loving, enjoying our stay for a few days, Christmas was almost there, and we figured (with the help of a nice Cab and some Coors Lights) now was the time to get our first drone. So we logged on to Amazon (they’ve got everything, it’s amazing) Drum roll….We purchased an Autel Evo II Pro.


The next day, we asked ourselves, did we buy a drone last night? Yes sir, we did. Little did we know that we were about to embark on this magnificent adventure. That first drone, who we affectionately call Dolly Parton because she is big and busty, helped awaken a creative side that I didn’t know I had. I’ve always loved cool tech, and what could be cooler than a drone? But now, I looked at the world differently. This world is an incredible place and now I could see it in a different way, from above with a flying camera. AWESOME! Gwen has reminded me so many times that if we allow ourselves to experience it, the world we live in has so much to explore. The technology we have today, that keeps improving exponentially, improves our lives in so many ways, as it should. Being able to document it with aerial photography and videography is really the coolest thing ever.


So the moral of the story could be twofold – first, you could say never drink and Prime (it’s like the new late-night QVC) or you could end up with something like a flying camera.


Or, and this is my choice, never miss a chance to enjoy life, in whatever way works for you, especially this time of year. Take a hike and breath the fresh air, spend time with the one you love the most, or better yet, follow your dog’s lead. I wish I could read Tully’s mind, I bet he’s always thinking about the next fun thing to do.


My Christmas wish for everyone this year and next, is to slow down and take a moment to look at all the good around us. Yeah, there are bad things happening in the world but if more of us focused on the good in each other, maybe we could turn it around. Just be kind and love and treat each other like your dog loves you and we will be well on our way.


Until next time, Merry Christmas/Happy Hannukah/Happy Kwanza and all the best to everyone, no matter how you celebrate the season.


Peace Love and Safe Flying!

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