Tell us about a guilty pleasure that you hate to love.


I love and enjoy being outside every day either at the beach or in the mountains enjoying the beauty of mother-nature.

I’m in love with the sounds of leaves shaking from a gentle wind, morning song birds chirping, and the occasional sounds of deer, or other animals walking through a forest.

My mind and soul soften with the sounds of waves upon waves colliding against the shoreline while shore birds walk along searching for food. These moments provides a calm, peaceful, and relaxed feeling.

However, two or three times during the year while enjoying these moments of bliss, I enjoy my guilty pleasure of smoking a fine cigar, preferably a dark colored Connecticut wrapper surrounding a beautiful, robust flavored leaf.
Now, I know it is bad for my health, it leaves my breath smelling bad, and the cigar aroma stays in my clothing until washed.

Yet, I never feel guilty while enjoying my cigar several times a year outside in the presence of mother nature.

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By Expedition Nomadic Adventurer

As a retiree travel blogger touring the US, voicing my wisdom, opinion, and thoughts about the retirement lifestyle and life in general. I'm an aspiring pre-published indie author of baby boomer romance and adventures with a whimsical comedic side. I photograph wildlife and landscapes, mountain, biking, kayaking, hiking, and backpacking. I travel the back roads and highways of America, Canada, and Mexico, documenting my adventures via print and photography.

9 thoughts on ““Hate to Love””
  1. I love the smell of cigar and pipe. The aroma arouses the senses and to me not offensive like a cigarette. I use to go fishing in our boat and loved a Crook, a rum soaked cigar…fish like it….wink wink. I have since given it totally up but when I pass by someone, if I am lucky enough, who is partaking a smoke from a cigar or pipe I take in the lingering aromas as much as I can….Merry Christmas 🙂

    1. Hey, MLou, Merry Christmas! After writing the post, I plan to buy a cigar and on Christmas morning, I will be at the beach smoking a cigar. Lol 🙂

      1. Thank you….I will picture you on Christmas morning lounging on the beach with cigar smoke trailing lusciously in the air and drool cause “I’ve got snow” ugh…… 🙂 Such is life…..the choices we make. Hugs and enjoy my friend

        1. I will post a photo from the beach for you to enjoy. Lol, 🙂

          1. Looking forward to it!

  2. It’s a pleasure and a treat if you don’t do it all the time!

    I don’t mind cigar smoke- though I do enjoy the ones that smell like chocolate.
    I can’t vouch for what it actually tastes like when you smoke it, but it is nice

    1. Hey Animar64, I know lots of people who hang out in cigar shoppes just to smell the smoke. Lol! 🙂

    2. Thank you for the reblog of my latest post Animar64. 🙂

  3. Reblogged this on MY ENDURING BONES and commented:
    This is what being at peace with yourself and relaxing looks like in words.
    I really enjoyed this post and wanted to share it.

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