2020…OH WHAT A YEAR!


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October 13th 2020
Published: October 15th 2020
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On Friday the 13th of March our Regent cruise from Miami to Barcelona was cancelled and four days later Florida was put into quarantine. And here we are seven months later still dealing with the ramifications of this vicious virus. This has been a very difficult time for everyone, not just in this country but around the whole world. For us personally, it has been a real eye opener. This is our lo... Read Full Entry



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GIFT OF LIGHTGIFT OF LIGHT
GIFT OF LIGHT

Christy and Glen surprised us with this accordion light.
IGUANA & TORTOISEIGUANA & TORTOISE
IGUANA & TORTOISE

The two are competing for the same burrow home.
FRIENDS JEAN AND JOHNFRIENDS JEAN AND JOHN
FRIENDS JEAN AND JOHN

Remember when good friends could actually come and visit? Those were the good ol’days!
BETSY HOT TUBBINGBETSY HOT TUBBING
BETSY HOT TUBBING

Betsy and Tim flew in from Minneapolis for some Twins spring training baseball games just weeks prior to when the world changed with the pandemic.
GOPHER TORTOISEGOPHER TORTOISE
GOPHER TORTOISE

We rescued this fellow from vehicular traffic.
AMERICAN WHITE IBISAMERICAN WHITE IBIS
AMERICAN WHITE IBIS

This flock visits our lawn frequently looking for grubs.
SUNSET OVER THE CAPE HAZE PENINSULASUNSET OVER THE CAPE HAZE PENINSULA
SUNSET OVER THE CAPE HAZE PENINSULA

This is the view from our lanai for sun-downers.
HAPPY HALLOWEENHAPPY HALLOWEEN
HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Make sure it's all treats and no tricks.



15th October 2020

Thank you
So happy you've found a landing that's ok-enough for these Covid times. Indeed, it sounds wonderful in many ways. Thanks for describing. Thanks, too, for the Isak Dinesen quote and the happy photos!
17th October 2020

Annette
Thank you Sister! Hope we get together this year or next!
15th October 2020

Thanks for sharing. Fun to catch up. Lucky geckos!
17th October 2020

Bob
Thanks for your kind words. Hope to cruise with you again!
15th October 2020

Happy to hear from you two
Susan so nice to receive this latest update from you. Life has become very different for all of us. I know you and Kevin miss dearly miss being on board. I look forward to sailing again some day although my elderly sister won't I will sail alone if given the opportunity. You two seem to have a magical life and it sounds like Florida agrees with you. Take care and hope to see you again..
17th October 2020

Pennie
So good to hear from you a PENNIE! How the world has changed!
16th October 2020

It is so wonderful to hear from you both
I love your writings and am so glad that you have found a "happy place" in Florida. I am amazed with all your wld life in the garden no less. I am still living my home which has never been so clean and organized. My garden is a thing of beauty now that have more time to study it and improve it. Just before the lockdown Dag came for a visit, his mother had just died and so he had to leave earlier than he wanted. Then Anette came for a visit. She is my God Daughter you know, and is really comfortable here as she stopped on every trip from Norway to Hawaii where she went to college. Plus she came for thanksgiving and Easter during that time. Dag Kristian has now graduated with honors from his University , Anette got a masters at Saint Andrews University in Scotland. also very high marks,. After three years, Kristin is doing much better, thank God. Dag is on the Europea rolling around the ocean next to Germany. He just got out isolation after flying over from Norway so he is much happier., but really wishes he had passengers on his ship. Life is very quiet here in San Francisco, Everyone in my neighborhood wears a face e mask when walking and of course in any inclosed space. the beauty parlors have Just opened a few weeks ago, I have five inches of snow white hair all over the top and probably will let it continue to grow out. The hardest part of all of this is not being able to swim at my club 4 days a week, and not being able to sing and rehearse for concerts at church I think we are a long way from singing and that saddens me. I have written all my news. I we am glad you are doing so well. Lets hope we can all sail again when it is safe. I miss it so, Take care and stay healthy, Lots of love, Carol
16th October 2020

Still jealous
you guys seem to really land on your feet. Tres Palmas looks delightful. I agree that land-lubbers is not really a good lifestyle, but what;'s a guy to do. Enjoy your cruising and lf you ever finally get to Mana, call me so we can catch up. Dick
17th October 2020

Thanks for sharing
Enjoyed the reading, thanks. We do live in a Tropical Paradise and you have been great neighbors. Thanks for that. Please continue to share as I have always enjoyed your reading.
18th October 2020

So good to hear from you
Dear Susan and Kevin Great to hear that you are safe and happy in your home We are doing ok. Martina has ongoing health issue We lost our Frouie beginning of winter. At this moment we put our b&b on halt. Hoping to see you again. Much Love from us Ilse and Martina xx
27th October 2020

Ilse
So sorry to learn of Frouie’s passing into dog heaven. We’ll miss her?. Too bad you have to close down, but this virus is non stop. Take care and give our love to Martine.

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