Tag Archives: travel

Car camping our way

We started tent camping many, many years ago with equipment that we’re not even sure they still make.  It seemed that, as soon as we learned how to camp, we quickly devised a style of our own. We loved the … Continue reading

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You’re headed for the beach, warm sun, and waves

No matter where you are and no matter what you are doing, you can imagine yourself transported to the beach.  The sun is so wonderfully warm on your skin.  Take off your shoes and let the hot sand ooze up … Continue reading

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The beach in Venice

We started the afternoon with 2 scoops at Ciao Gelato, and then headed for the beach in Venice, FLORIDA.  Ah, we have been to the Lido beach in Venice, ITALY, and it was delightful.  Maybe it was just the day … Continue reading

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1,000 nights in AirBnBs: thoughts about a traveling life with no home

We ended our apartment lease, gave most of our stuff away, and thus began our traveling life 6 years ago.  We have had no home since then, and, for the last 2,200 nights, we have stayed in diverse places ranging … Continue reading

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Hiding in the swamp

Dick said he had something special to show us.  He pointed to something that appeared to be off in the distance and asked if we could see the jingle bell orchid.  We all looked.  No one could see it. Those … Continue reading

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Professional family vacation photos

Who hires a professional photographer to document their family reunion?  Our daughter, Kirsten, hired a photographer for our first family reunion eight years ago in Santa Barbara, California, and it was a great success. These photos were the best gift … Continue reading

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Planning a family reunion?

Our last family reunion ended on a disastrous note, but it wasn’t our fault.  Eight years ago, we booked a spacious house in Santa Barbara, California for the gathering.  So what went wrong?  When 5-month old Nick arrived, no one … Continue reading

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