Easter Weekend

Easter weekend was a weekend of relaxation and family time. On Saturday morning the wind was strong and the water choppy, creating unsuitable weather for boating, and ideal weather for kiting. We decided to play around town for the day, and it started with dog walking our neighbors dogs Lilli and Marcy. Then we walked across the brand new…

Spring Break Part II

Our dear friends Ross and Rhonda, and their children came for a visit 3 weeks ago. The girls enjoyed a second spring break vacation while they were here. Our friends arrived Monday afternoon, a little after we collected S&S from school. Our first few hours together was spent cruising around the bay in the boat, and…

Winter in Florida

Salosa, our boat, was gone for a bit receiving some TLC, but since she's been back, we've enjoyed several wonderful and relaxing boat rides. Doug and I took her out the Friday she arrived home, about 2 weeks ago. As soon as we hit the water, a school of dolphins started playing behind the boat, jumping…

Sea Banana’s

Florida's notorious for summer afternoon rainstorms, and we've been caught in a few recently, during our weekend boat excursions. At first it was a little frightening, but we've learned to adapt. The bimini top covers the rain from above and our big beach umbrella acts as a shield in front of us, like a knights…

Tubing with the Vdb’s

A weekend ago we spent an afternoon on the boat with our dear friends Carl, Kristin and their two girls, Aubrey and Adelie. We've been friends for over 15 years, and we imported little girls into the world mostly in the same time frames as they did.  Carl and Kristin are wonderful people, great parents and great friends. We've…