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March 14 – 26 – Downtown Sarasota – The Legacy Trail – Hidden Figures – Shuffleboard

Last week, Debbie and I took a walking tour of parts of old and eclectic sections of Sarasota.  Surrounded by high rises government buildings and the dramatic spires of historic churches, we found ourselves walking along sidewalks in which tile … Continue reading

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March 6 – 13, 2017 – Arcadia All-Florida Rodeo – Veterans’ Luncheon

The highlight of this past week was attending the 89th edition of the Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo last Friday.  Never having been to a rodeo before, it was a "hoot"! The events began with The Shootout Gang, actually the least … Continue reading

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February 7 – March 5, 2017 – It’s Tough to Spend the Winter in Sarasota

The past month has seemingly flown by as we continue to discover that since retirement it’s increasingly hard to recall how we had any time for work! While Debbie continues her yoga, line dancing (more later) and stretching exercises, I … Continue reading

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January 24 – February 06, 2017 – Friends – Golf – Dancing – Highland Games – Fruitville Grove Farmer’s Market – Siesta Key Beach Drum Circle and Sunset

Debbie recently commented we might have to go home to find some time to relax!  Seem like we’ve been busy almost every day since arriving in Sarasota.  However, we’re really not complaining! In late January, Frank and Lynn Fowler, friends … Continue reading

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January 16 – 23, 2017 – 999 Days on the Road

Tomorrow will be our 1,000th day of RVing since we head out on our first trip in 2010. Meanwhile, Debbie continues to find things to do here at Sun N Fun in Sarasota … a stretching class, yoga and even … Continue reading

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January 8 – 15, 2017 – Our First Week in Sarasota

After arriving at Sun N Fun and getting settled in, we’ve had a hectic and productive week. Debbie has discovered and gotten involved with both Stretching and Yoga classes while Dick joined Tatum Ridge Links, a local golf course just … Continue reading

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January 7, 2017 – Sarasota

After some torrential overnight rain storms, we woke to cool and overcast skies.  A bigger problem were the 16-17 MPH winds which, when hitting us broadside, made driving a challenge.  We were again passed my more Clemson and Alabama fans … Continue reading

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January 6, 2017 – Florida and Warmth … at least for the moment!

Today’s drive from Columbia, SC to Jacksonville, FL was relatively uneventful … always a good thing! We were passed by a really cool 1935 Ford pick-up truck and several cars full of Clemson fans and a lone Bama supporter, likely … Continue reading

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January 5, 2017 – South Carolina Capitol and Columbia, SC

Columbia is the 40th state capitol we’ve now visited.  However, Charleston , not Columbia, was the home of South Carolina’s first State House.   In 1753 construction of the two-story building began at the northwest corner of Broad and Meeting Streets.  … Continue reading

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January 4, 2017 – Staying Ahead of the Cold Weather

We left the Raleigh area and struck out for Columbia, South Carolina.  For the most part, it was an uneventful drive and, while mostly overcast, we did get a few glimpses of sun and saw temperatures climb to 70 degrees … Continue reading

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