We were out late last night so I’m posting on the morning after…
I usually read to Mark while he’s driving on these long trips, and on this one he asked me to read a book entitled One Nation by Dr. Ben Carson. You must understand, first of all, that Mark’s a registered Republican and I’m a registered Democrat. Sometimes it makes for interesting conversation!
I was reading the first chapter where Carson recommended that the government give everyone an HSA (Health Savings Account) at birth, along with their birth certificate. Now this is an interesting concept, but I could see some possible glitches in the idea. I would think that the government might want to give parents an incentive to add to it by offering matching funds as long as the child was a dependent, but there would have to be a cap on it because billionaire parents could break the government’s bank. On the other hand, children with a disability, such as Down’s Syndrome, would require a lifetime of government contributions, especially if they needed to be institutionalized once their parents could no longer take care of them.
This got Mark and I into a discussion about retraining society (Socialism), whether Adam and Eve were created equal, and vegetarianism. As I say, our different perspectives lead to some pretty interesting conversations! It helps pass the time.
So here are today’s shots:
We arrived at our campsite around 4:00, got set up, went into the office to settle up, and then grabbed our cameras and went for a shoot. Over the last year I’ve been hearing people say how nice Gulf Shores, AL is, so we made the half hour drive to the coast to see it.
Mark and I decided to go back into town for dinner and to reconsider how to see the beach. (This is not the west coast, we kept reminding ourselves. We’re used to the beach being free.)
We stopped at a boardwalk restaurant on an inlet:
During dinner, Mark was saying he had seen what looked like free parking on the opposite side of Beach Blvd from the beach, so we decided to try to park and get to the beach on foot. We were hoping to see the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico.