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April 7 – A Brief Surprise Trip Home

April is always a busy birthday month for us:  Scott (2nd), Doug (4th), Jake (9th), Jason (10th) and Taylor (19th). However, as Doug is turning 50 (where have the years gone?) we made a last minute decision to fly home … Continue reading

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March 31 – Friends – Winter Activities Winding Down

I thought I'd add periodic challenge to our travel updates.  Below is a close-up photo of a (current or one-time) familiar object.  See if you can guess what it is. *************** Cheryl flew in on Sunday to help decide what … Continue reading

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March 16 – A Busy … But Also A Very Sad … March

Over the course of the past two weeks we seem to have found ourselves busier than ever; Debbie (Walking, Classical Stretch, several Line Dancing classes, Belly Dancing and Water Aerobics) and I (a Morning Walking Group, Photography Club, Woodshop, Petanque, … Continue reading

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February 28 – Rainbow – Circus Sarasota – White Pelicans Other Water Fowl at Cortez

Wednesday With Nancy and family off to the beach … we've yet to get there yet this year … we ran a couple of errands but not much else. On the off chance Nancy wanted to take in the circus … Continue reading

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February 26 – More of the Same – Nancy & Family Arrive – Mote Aquarium

For much of the past ten days, we've continued with the same activities we've been enjoying since arriving in Sarasota. We did have a chance to view a "super moon". Our photo club's assignment was "action at Sun N Fun".  … Continue reading

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February 16 – Still Not Missing the Northern Weather!

We are staying so busy … seven days a week it seems … we marvel at how we ever had tme to work. Last Sunday back to RC sailing races which I continue to love … and thanks to Canadian … Continue reading

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February 9 – Another Week in Paradise

A lot of retired "seniors" joke that they have no idea how they had time to work.  Actaully, we can increasingly relate to that mentality … especially since the weather has taken a turn for the better (back home in … Continue reading

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February 4 – A Week of Cool Temperatures

This past week has seen morning temperatures in the low 40os … until yesterday, not climbing to more than the low to mid 60os.  However, our family and friends back home have shown ZERO sympathy.  Wonder why? The best news … Continue reading

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January 26 – Our First Three Weeks in Sarasota

First,since arriving in Sarasota, the weather has varied from a few cloudless sunny days with temperatures topping out in the low 80os … to quite a few cool (as low as the mid-40os) and overcast mornings.  When we watch the … Continue reading

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January 5 – Arriving in Sarasota

Today was the first time we've had clear sunny skies since before leaving home. Our route took us along a short stretch of I-95, then I-295 Wildlife warnings and the first real winds we've experienced to I-10 West and finally … Continue reading

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