Author Archives: Dick

Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Gardens

This afternoon we visited the Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Gardens in Punta Gorda, a little over an hour south of Sarasota.  Roger, a 1963 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and retired CEO and Chairman of the Board of … Continue reading

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Chris and Melanie – End of Sailing Season

Over the past couple of weeks, many of teh winter's activities have been winding down as people slowly begin their migration back to their homes to the north.  My radio-controlled sailboat racing has been among the casualties with our last … Continue reading

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Royal Lipizzaner Stallions – Corvettes – Polo – Recent “Doings”

A quick factoid … this past Thursday was our  1,200th day of RVing … in just shy of 80,000 miles we have traveled to 49 states (no tunnels or bridges available for driving to Hawaii) and 10 of the 14 … Continue reading

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Skippering a Radio-controlled One-Meter Model Sailboat

Today I had the opportunity to skipper a one-meter radio-controlled model sailboat.  These are one-class boats … meaning that their length, height, keel length and weight, maximum sail area and many other measurements are the same for all boats.  They … Continue reading

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Model Sailboat Racing

Having sailed for most of the first 50 years of my life … owning six different sailboat, sailing in college and bareboating in the Caribbean … , I was intrigued by the Sunday afternoon model sailboat races held on Sun … Continue reading

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Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy

This afternoon, we visisted Sarasota's Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy, where an eclectic collection of paintings, stain-glass, sculpture, unusual wooden furniture and other art is on display. The only disappointment is that 35mm and other cameras … other than … Continue reading

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A Neal Diamond Tribute by Keith Allynn

This eveing we joined Ken and Cheryl at their community's pot luck dinner and entertainment, Keith Allynn's "A Neal Diamond Tribute". Keith Allynn has entertained audiences for over 23 years. At the tender age of 14 he began his career … Continue reading

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Annual Sun N Fun 50th Anniversary Luncheon

Each year, Sun N Fun, our winter home in Sarasota, hosts a wonderful complementary luncheon for all couples who have or will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary that year … This year, there were 224 couples attending who were … Continue reading

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Florida Championship Hydrocross Jet Ski and Formula-2 Powerboat Races

After the Sun N Fun Homecoming Parade and lunch, we headed to the Bradenton waterfront along the Manatee River with Ken and Cheryl and Joe and Jeanne (friends from our 2011 Alaska RV caravan) to watch the finals of the … Continue reading

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Sun N Fun’s Answer to the Macy’s and Rose Bowl Parades

Each year Sun N Fun, our winter campground in Sarasota, schedules a "Homecoming Parade" in early February.  Groups (i.e., the PIckleballers, Tennis Players, Theater Players, Woodshop, Veterans, etc;) and even individuals get together and decide on a theme … as … Continue reading

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