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Another vacation wraps up ...

It's been a strange week.

A couple days ago I was soaking up the sun in Myrtle Beach, S.C., enjoying the waves and a cool breeze.

A 12-hour drive, return to work and getting the kids off to the first day of school later, it's beginning to feel a lot like fall.

In many ways, that's a good thing.

It means football season officially will kick off and my Steelers fever will kick in. It also means another losing Pirates season soon will be put to rest -- and that's definitely a good thing.

It also means more posting, especially after a summer filled with trips to Deep Creek, Md., Allegany State Park and Myrtle Beach. Throw in a couple trips to Kennywood, a Sandcastle day and visits to Waldameer in Erie, and there were plenty of memories. And the beach trip included a wonderful oceanfront stay, plenty of sun, surf and food.

Now it's time to wait for those sports memories of the fall to happen. But I wouldn't mind a little more beach time.

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