Two Weeks, Two Continents

We hunker down for a whole week of unusual weather on the Chesapeake.  Then we head to southwest France for a Celebratory French Garden Party.   Fair warning: this blog contains LOTS of photos. Click the Google Map button below to open the map  in a separate window.  There you can zoom in/out, and click

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Road Trip!

Once we finally completed our southern migration to escape winter and pulled into Brunswick, GA for a month-long stay, the first thing we did was…drive back to Virginia.  One of the last hurdles we had to being free and clear to do what we want was getting Dave’s knee fixed, and so we needed to

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Thanksgiving Memories

 I hate that Thanksgiving gets lost in the frenzy of Christmas.  Saw a great meme the other day that reflects my feelings: The War on Christmas cannot end until Christmas stops its illegal occupation of November.  I like Thanksgiving partly because it does – or used to – herald the start of the Christmas season,

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A 9/11 Remembrance

This isn’t my typical post.   It’s the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and I don’t feel I can let it just slip by like any other Saturday.  Being back in Norfolk and Navyland makes it even more in my thoughts this year.  And the number 20 just really sticks with me.  It represents a generation

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Photo Blog: Cruising North on the Chesapeake Bay

I’m going to try something new. I have a lot of photos, so thought I’d do more of a Photo Blog – pictures of where we’ve been with any stories that might go with them, but maybe not necessarily connected by a theme or anything.  Just random stuff from the places we go and the

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Tyrantasaurus Rox

Standing in below-zero temperatures silently begging our dog to poop as she charged through the snow was nowhere in our plan for this great adventure, yet here we ingloriously stood. The circumstance surrounding this arctic vigil was our drive back to Minnesota to close on the sale of the house (or ‘dirt home’ as wanderers

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