Good While It Lasted

By: sonofabeach96

May 30 2016

Category: Uncategorized


Well, that was quick.  It was most certainly a welcome respite, and I’m thankful for the break, and the time with my friends is always a blessing.  But dang, it goes by fast.

We don’t all live close to one another anymore.  Jobs, wanderlust, and, sometimes, girls have us separated by distance.  But, that all goes away when we’re together, even for just a short time.  The stories, the laughs, the good times flow like the river we ran….and seem to pass as rapidly as this water rages through this gorge.


Just as this ancient river carved and molded this landscape, these three dudes have helped carve and mold the person, the man, that I am today.


I wish we all lived closer together these days.  But life is meandering and takes twists and turns.


The current is sometimes swift and the going gets rough at times.


These friendships are a constant though.  No amount of carving and cutting can or will ever alter that landscape.



I’d also like to say Happy Memorial Day and say “Thank You” to all our service men and women, those who made the ultimate sacrifice and those who are currently making a daily sacrifice.  Without you, our way of life and the freedoms to pursue it would not be possible.  Thank you for your service.




My songs of the day are:

“Out Of The Woods” by Leon Russel

“Good While It Lasted” by Hayes Carll

“Just Us Kids” by James McMurtry

“Thankful and Thoughtful” by Sly and The Family Stone

“Stone Rolling” by Rafael Saadiq

“Back Together” by The North Mississippi All-Stars and Anders Osborne

“Bread and Water” by Ryan Bingham

“I Am Free” by The Dandy Warhols



14 comments on “Good While It Lasted”

  1. I think it’s great that you’ve maintained your friendships over time and distance. My sister had a group of friends (her and 4 guys…) in high school… they were so close… they’re still great friends today. A couple of them moved to the UK… one in Miami… one in Oregon, I think… and she lives in NYC. I always wished I had lasting friendships like that. I’ve had some wonderful friends in my life, but not like that. I am barely in touch with friends from my last job… forget high school or college friends!

    Anyway… looks like lots of fun! Glad you enjoyed yourself! It definitely goes by too fast…

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  2. There’s never enough time, but it looks like y’all made the most of it!

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  3. It is so wonderful that you have these friends and that you are still close! a big blessing! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  4. great post and pictures…..

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  5. Sounds fantastic! Happy you were able to have that time! I’m looking forward to visiting my TN girlfriends in a few weeks. Sure miss them.

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  6. Beautiful pictures! Looks like it was an incredible trip with great friends. Glad you got your time with your buds and recharged your batteries.

    I do, too, wish my best friends all lived close to me. Like college all over again. 🙂

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