Officially moved to the new Blog

In case you still want to follow our blog but have not signed up on the new blog, our new blog address is  You can go there and register to receive updates as we begin to move once again.

Karen and Stan


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Blog is moving, boat is not!

It seems that our hosting company is changing their business so that meant I had to figure out how to get us moved to another site.  Our new web address is below and if I did this correctly, you should just be able to click on the link and it will take you to the new site.  Sorry to say that once there, you will need to re-register your email address again if you want to keep following our travels.  The spot to do that is under our picture on the right.

We have been in Key West for over a month now and are enjoying being parked.  It’s the first time in almost a year we are stationary for longer than 2 weeks.  When we first arrived everyone we met here at the marina was saying they came for a week, a month, etc and are now here months, years later.  Stan looked at me and said that better not happen to us.  Not too long after that I said I want to stay through February, now I am saying I want to stay through March.  Don’t know what it is about this place that grabs you like this.

Stan is slowing working his project list with a consistent prod from me when needed.  I am busy with miscellaneous stuff and enjoying riding my bike all over Key West.  Now if the wind would just die down a bit as peddling into a 20 knot head wind is not fun.  We are planning on getting back underway around the later part of March.  By then we will really need to be getting on the move.  From here we will slowly head north into the Chesapeake and maybe back to CT this summer.  With life being so quiet I have not had much to blog about but we are here and life is good.



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Happy Holidays and best wishes in the New Year!

Greetings from Key West and wishing all a safe holiday season.  We arrived on the 21st which is kind of remarkable since we had to pick our arrival date back in September and prepay for the dockage.  Quite a few times I figured we were going to be coming late but low and behold, we made it.  The haul out and repairs in Cape Canaveral took longer and of course cost more than anticipated but what else is new when its related to a boat.  We plan on being here a month for some R&R along with tackling our never ending “to do” list.  We seem to be constantly around 90 items on the list.  2 come off and at least one new item seems to be added.  One can wish…

We’ll see where our travels take us over this next year.  As of yet we have no plans; a first!  We have been on the move for over a year so it’s kind of a nice change of pace!  May 2013 be filled with lots of adventure, health, love and laughter! XO


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Beyond what we expected

We decided to take the sea and land tour to Cumberland Island GA today that the National Parks Service offers.  We heard that there were wild horses, ruins and a mansion that we would visit.  On the ferry ride out we got to view a Nuclear Sub with escorts heading to sea.  One we got on the island, for $20 we got a 5 hour van tour that was fantastic.  I had no idea that something so close could be so rural and borderline wilderness.  It’s as if time has stood still since the 1930’s and that included the so called “dirt roads” that are carved out through the woods, huge ruts and all.  We bounced from one end of the island to the other.  We got to tour one of the Carnegie Mansions, “Plum Orchard” from the top to the basement.  It’s amazing what money would buy back then and when you figure the main house and the 26 out buildings were built for $11,000.  One of their other homes called Dungeness burned down but the ruins are still standing which we got to explore.  We had to watch where we walked as the wild horses left their droppings and were always on the lookout for wildlife.  A few armadillos, deer, horses and lots of various birds crossed our paths during the day.  During our trip to the 1st African Baptist Church we got to hear all of the stories of John and Carolyn Kennedy’s wedding, how they were able to hide it from the press and how they got left behind at the church with the photographer.  They had to hike back on the dirt rutted roads until one of the park rangers who had been on garbage detail passed them and gave them a lift in his pickup truck to the reception.  4 adults in the cab of a smelly truck must have been interesting.  All in all a fascinating day and our park ranger was one of the best we have ever had.

The link below should take you to the pictures I posted on Facebook.


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Flipper came to visit

and put on quite a show for us.


























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