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Don't we all just have so many choices? Where we decide to eat, which car to buy, what shoes to wear... It goes on and on. Today I had set out to go do some car shopping, and I didn't even make it out the house. Stuck in my office chair like a hound dog on a scent, I just stared into the brightness of my iMac puzzled by which car to look at. Do I get the one with AWD, 4WD, 4x4 or 4x2? The choices are endless, and that alone can be a heavy feeling. I decided around 11 that I had wasted enough of my day surfing the internet for a new car. Bandit was in need of a walk, so I loaded him up and went to our favorite local park to do a mile. Once I got back home Michelle wanted to get Lulu's for lunch. Before I get to the godliness that is Lulu's, what we listened to on the way there was very inspiring. Michelle has been going on and on about this new podcast she listens to on her commute to and from work, The Daily Boost. It's some positive motivation coach guy who just makes you feel self aware. The episode that helped to put my car searching troubles into perspective was this one right here. Scott went on about how too many choices in life can actually be a distraction. Hearing that was so relatable, and he discussed positive ways to make making choices an easier process. Definitely check it out if you can relate. Now, back to Lulu's. If you do not know of Lulu's, you have been living under a rock. It is a plant-based local vegan favorite. Shout out to Lulu's. The photos above are my personal favorites from Lulu's, the Buffalo Blue burger and Loaded Nacho Crunch Wrap, paired with their famous Buffalo Cauliflower bites. EVERY TIME we venture there, there is a crowd, and I always think about how I don't mind it being crowded there because it means plant based is taking over. The crunch wrap above was at one time my most viewed image ever at about 33k views on Google Maps. I review places and post photos from my visit there both to help promote my photography and to give some quality photos of the place. How many times have you went to check reviews or photos of a restaurant and the photos of the food made your decision to skip the place because the quality of photos were pixelated or poorly edited? My goal is to deliver honest reviews, with a creative perspective on the place. My 220 photos have reach 520k views worldwide now and I often get an email from google that people find my reviews helpful. If you have made it this far I want to personally thank you for checking out my blog. The results from the first post were about 500 extra views to my website so again thanks to you all that choose to be here. That's all for now, until next time!
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Woohoo! I am finally starting a blog. Late I know, but it's better now than never. Bandit is my dog child, so I find it easy to use him as a starting point. He is a 5-year-old rescue Treeing Walker Coonhound. Basically a beagle with a lift kit. My girlfriend and I adopted him a little over a year ago from a local shelter, (s/o to Partners 4 pets) and it has been quite the experience. With him being a hound and the time it took for him to adjust to our home, it's easy to assume he was somebody's hunting dog and nothing more. If there is one thing adding him to our gang has taught me it is PATIENCE. I never really thought about how positive having patience can be. He was most likely an outdoor dog who only received attention when needed. We've had our problems bonding 100% with him being an adult already but, looking back a year ago, the kid has come a long way. He is my reason to walk multiple miles everyday (when it's not 10° out) leading to significant weight loss for me. Those of you that know me well know that I hike whenever I have the time to do so. It sure helps adding an energetic hound dog to the mix getting Michelle and I on the trails more often. We decided to take him on a vacation last year to the Smoky Mountains, the 500 miles of Blue Ridge PW, and wrapped up the trip with a visit to the beautiful Shenandoah. It was easily one of the best vacations of my life, and having the pup along went better than we anticipated. If you've taken a look at the above photos, you will also find out that when not doing a heckin monch, Banders can be found modeling for me. He's one of my best friends and I look forward to many more years with this pup.