Category Archives: The Big Adventure

Throwback Thursday: Fan Boat Rides in the Florida Everglades Are Epic!

On a fan boat. With my husband. In the Florida Everglades. 2009. Read more here about one of my Top Ten things to do.

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We All Need Cheerleaders: Encouraging Dreams and Growth at Any Age

Do you enjoy spending time with your young adult children and their friends? I can’t think of anything more fun than that! Recently, my husband Mike and I traveled into New York City (can you say car, train and subway?!) to visit … Continue reading

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Operation ReLoSouth: The Landings on Skidaway Island, Georgia

My husband Mike and I have been on the hunt — “Operation ReloSouth” — for the perfect retirement location. We want to live in a less-expensive, more relaxed area of the country near water. With better weather (no snow) than what … Continue reading

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Black Friday Thanksgiving: I Shopped Until I Dropped. Literally.

This year our Thanksgiving gathering was just our immediate family of four, very unusual for us. In keeping with this “different” Thanksgiving I did something completely out of the box for me: I went Black Friday Thanksgiving shopping, which began … Continue reading

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Two Buttons in Frenchtown, N.J.

Hugs to my bestie Peggy who surprised me with a trip to Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert‘s shop — Two Buttons — in Frenchtown, N.J.  Peggy knows what a woman needs:  great friends, sunny days and unlimited adventures. She knows that sometimes you need to Seize … Continue reading

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A Dream Fulfilled: Whales!

After many unsuccessful “whale watching” trips on both the East and West Coasts (and Hawaii!) over a period of many years, I finally got to see a whale in the ocean. Yes! Not only did I see one. I saw … Continue reading

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Facing a Fear: Act, Don’t Think.

Have you ever ridden a Segway? My husband Mike and I figured it would be fun  so we signed up for a 3-hour nature tour along the coast of Monterey, CA. On Segways. The weather was glorious:  sunny, pleasantly warm and … Continue reading

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First Looks: The Greater Bluffton, S.C. Area

My husband Mike and I have been on the hunt — “Operation ReloSouth” — for the perfect retirement location. We want to live in a less-expensive, more relaxed area of the country near water. With better weather (no snow) than what … Continue reading

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New Beginnings? Road Trip to Hampton Lake in SC

My husband Mike and I have been on the hunt — “Operation ReloSouth” — for the perfect retirement location. We want to live in a less-expensive, more relaxed area of the country near water. With better weather (no snow) than what … Continue reading

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Real Men Ice Fish. No, Really.

February has come and gone. And my husband Mike and his friends, bless their hearts, notched yet-another ice fishing trip on their tip-ups. This was their 35th annual trip; for the curious, you can read about their 2011 and 2012 … Continue reading

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