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North America » United States » New York » Greenwich July 25th 2021

Where do I start? How do you cover the amount of time we have been back in the US? Yes, we left Tsamaya in Turkey and flew back to the US on October 29, 2019. Yes, it is now July 2021 and we are still here. This is definitely not what was planned, but that seems to be the rule for all due to the outbreak of covid. To start, when we first arrived back in the US, we found that we were definitely not too late to participate in the annual ritual of raking leaves. That was one of the first tasks we did as we are fortunate that our Village picks up the leaves each year if you get them out to road in time. This is so much better than bagging them all! ... read more
From First Dusting of Snow in the Fall
The Annual Holiday Tractor Parade in Greenwich
Our Cookie Baking Tradition in 2019

North America » United States » New York » Greenwich April 14th 2019

We had finally made our plane reservations to return to Tunisia and get back onboard Tsamaya. Now we had the deadline of April 15th to have everything done that we wanted to (now how did we think that would ever be possible?) or at least to prioritize what “had to get done” before leaving. One thing for sure was to make a trip out to our old stomping grounds to see friends. We had hoped to do it earlier but something always came up. We pulled a trip together quickly even if it was a shorter trip than we would have liked. We squeezed in as many people as we could see into the short time we were out in the Trumansburg area and we apologize to those that we didn’t make contact with this time. ... read more
We Kept Enjoying Seeing the Birds at the Feeder
More Snow on April 6th!
A Very Quick Trip to Our Old Stomping Grounds

North America » United States » New York » Greenwich March 9th 2019

Nov 6, 2018 – March 9, 2019 I know it has been some time since I updated on what we have been doing since being back in the US but time seems to have been flying by. Now that our daylight is starting to get longer each day and the temperatures are rising (not on all days, but some) we are realizing that our time back here is getting shorter. This is causing us to start looking at places to go in the Mediterranean this year, check our list of things that we wanted to buy to take back to Tsamaya and prioritize what needs to get done before flying back to Tunisia. November was full of activity – We had a wonderful but short visit with friends Kay and Dan – thanks for taking the ... read more
A Wonderful Concert in Nearby Cambridge NY
A Great Visit to See Uncle Bob & Uncle Charlie in SC
Enjoyed Visiting With the Rest of the SC Waller Clan

North America » United States » New York » Greenwich November 5th 2018

Being back in the US for the month of October it has allowed us to get more done around the house and keep our promise to ourselves to take advantage of some of the live music that we have available in the area. We also had the bonus of getting together with some family members, hooked up again with a few cruising friends we have met over the years and I have also had a chance to get in touch with a few more friends that I had back in High School from “just a few years ago”. Before we had left the boat, Bob already knew that he wanted to get to the Annapolis Sailboat Show so already had our tickets and reservations at an AirBnB. It was a quick trip as we left on ... read more
Enjoyed Catching Up with a Few Friends in Annapolis
Had a "Flashback" to those Tunnels in the French Canals
A Change Here in the US to being On Top of Bridges

North America » United States » New York » Greenwich October 2nd 2018

We stayed another week in Monastir after our two day trips which gave us time to work on packing to head back to the US and get the boat ready to leave. We did make it to the market for one last time this season, but it was more for the atmosphere than it was for buying as we were actually working on getting rid of food on Tsamaya. The last time we went to the market Bob even stopped to look at the clothes which is definitely unusual for him. We found a shirt that time for him so figured we’d check again this week – no such luck, but still fun to go to see what is in season food-wise and check out the numerous items on sale as they also have a flea ... read more
Plenty of Dates For Sale at the Market
A Popular Local Dish - Chickpea Soup
One of Many Vendors at the Souk (Market)

North America » United States » New York » Greenwich December 8th 2017

For those of you that are on facebook with me know that we are currently back in the US and have been here since the middle of November. For those of you that only follow us on our blog, you may have been having a hard time figuring where we are based on my sporadic blog postings. As a result this blog will bring you up to where we are currently with the promise that I will continue to put up “old” postings in order to complete our journal and fill you in on some more of the interesting places we have been. Our winter spot for Tsamaya is Gaeta, Italy which is located on the west coast of the country between Rome and Naples. We had arrived there in the beginning of October so had ... read more
The Annual Holiday Tractor Parade in Geenwich
Thanksgiving At Our Place This Year
Our New Front Door Adding a Spot of Color to the House

North America » United States » New York » Greenwich April 6th 2017

Our last few weeks at home in the US we did quite a bit of socializing as well as working on the house. The big accomplishment was getting the heating system installed in the ground floor rooms of the house – that was one we really wanted to get done before leaving for Paris. Bob hates to do trim work, but he got this done in the downstairs bathroom as well (and it looks great if I do say so myself). Only thing is now I will have the project of putting a finish on the trim when we get back to the US next time. Bob says he will put on the trim, but I have to finish – guess that is fair. As for socializing – we made a very quick trip out to ... read more
Mom with the newest addition to the family, Hannah
A Great Concert at Skidmore
Enjoying the Views On Our Way to Paris

North America » United States » New York » Greenwich March 11th 2017

Spending winter back in the US? Yes, some thought we were crazy to come back to upstate NY in the winter, but a few things dictate that decision. One is the weather of course, not so much for when we are in the US, but the best times to be on the boat and moving! Yes, we enjoyed our 6 weeks in Paris and could definitely use more time to explore, but we want to travel through the French canals to the Med and need to wait for the spring and summer for that. We also want to spend time with family over the holidays and see some friends while in the US. Now that we own a house back in the US we have quite a few projects to complete on the list and winter ... read more
We came back in time to rake leaves
November 20th - first snow of the season
Troy has some beautiful buildings

North America » United States » New York » Greenwich May 6th 2016

I know this blog is long overdue but we have definitely been keeping busy since the last update. Work has been continuing on the house, but the pace has been a little slower and more manageable since we moved in. The contractor that we had hired slowed down as well due to the winter weather. Some things were completed such as the garage. This involved finishing the siding as well as making the door for the upper storage area. The rest of the siding on the house had to stop as it got too cold to work with the siding. The inside work that we continued with was the completion (well, to the point of it being functional) of the downstairs bathroom. This became a priority not only for our convenience but we were having overnight ... read more
February - working on the downstairs bathroom floor
Downstairs Shower is Now Finished
Getting the Woodshop Organized - A Work in Progress

North America » United States » New York » Greenwich January 26th 2016

For those of you that are connected with us through Facebook as well as the blog will already know the answer to the question: Did we move into the house before New Year’s? Just as when leaving to go cruising, you just need to set a date and “go for it”. We knew the house would not be done, but as long as we had a working bathroom, a kitchen sink and a few counters, kitchen appliances and a bedroom we knew we could move in. Another push for us was the fact that we didn’t want to keep paying rent for an apartment when we had a house (with house payments of course) we could move into. Now the date was set – December 30th. Lining up a U-Haul truck was next - a little ... read more
What Did You Do on December 25th?
Our "First Island"
Bob building the temporary kitchen

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