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The Dawn of a New Day on Vacation

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The Dawn of a New Day on Vacation

As I get older, my tolerances for the cold New England weather get lesser each year. To get a reprieve, we take a February vacation as it is typically a slower time for business up north and the southern climes are more agreeable.

Time to head back to the chill, but hopefully it won't be too bad, in spite of what that groundhog said last month.

I got up early to take a few shots of the beach on Hilton Head Island, SC.

The Dawn of a New Day on Vacation

The pool is empty and for all but the maintenance people doing their job to make it cleaner.

The dunes are empty, and the few wisps of grass are starting their wave to the morning sun.

The beach is empty for miles, but people are starting to make their way to the shore to see the sun come up as well.

The sun is making its push through the cloud cover and with the brilliance of that color, it promises to be a good day.

The Dawn of a New Day on Vacation

And it's done. It will be a good day but got to get that second cup of coffee nd then hit the tee for 8:30.

I will make my best efforts to get back here next year.

The Dawn of a New Day on Vacation


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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello and Happy Getaway, Ed - there is something very special about daybreak in my opinion.  And being along the beach can make the experience extra special.  Enjoy.  I have no doubt you are.

Mar 02, 2023 04:56 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Ed- your photos are stunning!! So glad you had a warm and sunny break! Could it be time to become a snowbird!

Mar 02, 2023 05:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Gorgeous photos, Ed, of the sunrise. What an amazing view with which to start the day. (One reason we moved to Charlotte 25 years ago was to get away from the winters in New York.)

Mar 02, 2023 05:23 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such a beautiful scene, I love that you shared it with us!!!  I could certainly see you retiring in Arizona, you could play golf all year round!

Mar 02, 2023 05:30 AM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Sounds like a nice place to take the chill off a New England winter.


Mar 02, 2023 05:32 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

You’re killing me with those Beach Shots  ! If I could do this year over , I’d be in FL right now watching Spring Training games 

Mar 02, 2023 05:39 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

This is a very good post with great information. Thanks for sharing it. Have a super fantastic week! Bill

Mar 02, 2023 05:40 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Wow, just amazing photos, and what a place to live. 

Mar 02, 2023 05:42 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Ed,

Good for you for taking a vacation where the weather is warm and sunny! Love your photos and glad you are taking the time off.

Mar 02, 2023 05:57 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Ed Silva enjoy your warm sunshine and your game of golf!  Life is good!

Mar 02, 2023 07:47 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Ed so glad you're someplace warm and golfing season to boot!  Awesome photography!  Keep em coming!

Mar 02, 2023 08:44 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I wish I could be doing the same Ed Silva but until my wife retires and my son is on his own I'm stuck right here.

Mar 02, 2023 08:46 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Those are beautiful, Ed - what a nice memory of warmer, beautiful weather away from New England. We always took a winter vacation to the Caribbean in February to escape the weather..the, having had enough we mover to Carlsbad!


Mar 02, 2023 08:51 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

No matter how many sunrises I see, they are always special.  Thank you for sharing your pictures with us and have a great day on the course!

Mar 02, 2023 09:03 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Ed and thank you for sharing these pictures with us here in the Rain.  Hope you make the most out of your vacation.


Mar 02, 2023 09:10 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Nice shots to share Ed as you wind down.  Trusting the links were good to you.  mdm

Mar 02, 2023 10:54 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed great way to start the day with a beautiful sunrise like that, followed by a 18 holes of golf.

Mar 02, 2023 03:08 PM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Ed,

Looks like a mighty good place to be. Glad you are taking a vacation. Realtors tend not to do that enough.

Mar 02, 2023 06:06 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Hilton Head is an incredibly beautiful place.  I visited there in 2014, and fell in love with the place.

Mar 02, 2023 07:10 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Ed, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Mar 02, 2023 07:10 PM