Pausing For The Parents

Mary and Andy from MN and AZ are in FL with us.  What a treat - we are having a great time in our temporary dwelling. But, they are distracting me from writing. They're forgiven though,  because today they gave me the perfect gift....a lighted compass for my car.  Direction!  It's still great to get …

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Comforts Of Home

Sorry Florida, I can't call you home yet.  Today marks 3 weeks being here in Delray Beach, FL and there is yet to be a sense of "homeness."  I do so love your beaches.  Your blue blue sky and puffy white clouds bring me delight.  My skin thanks you for the moisture in the air, …

Palm Trees Can Be A Problem

  Southeast Florida has a plethora of Palm Trees.  They make my new world here look like tropical Maui and I love them.  HOWEVER, they can be a problem.   #1. A large creature called the Palmetto bug (translation: Ginormous Roach) comes from these trees.   #2.  They line every road and block the top …

“Iguanas are perfectly harmless.”

This is a hard statement for me to believe.  Iguanas are common here, they are bright green but can also blend a bit with their surroundings.  This large lizard strikes me as a small aligator, though I doubt they are from the same family.  My biology brothers will certainly chime in here... Small and little …

HONK

Laura:  "Where in the world have we landed?" JR:  "I'm not sure, but I've managed to find yet another place where we are lowering the median age." Laura:  "You really are an old soul.   I am NOT ready to be old yet." JR:  Belly laughing... This conversation happened following our trip to the $5.00 …

Fancy Camping

I've gone camping and slept on the ground - no thanks. I've gone camping and slept in all types of campers - yes please. I've gone camping and stayed in the sleeping cabins and the big cabins and I've gone camping in "drywall" (my dad's unfinished home he was building. There was a potty, but …