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Lothian, MD – Jul 2021

July 30, 2021

Month 3 out of 4 of my MD summer trip is now in the record book.  It was a great month, filled with lots of time spent with friends and family.  That leaves the month of Aug remaining of my time here in the north, before I depart heading south back to my home base […]

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Lothian, MD – Jun 2021

June 30, 2021

The month of Jun was filled with lots of friends and family visits, including a trip up to New England.  This trip included a visit to my old hometown of Nashua, NH, reconnecting with some former school mates, attending my nephew’s wedding in RI, and releasing my deceased brother’s ashes in VT according to his […]

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Lothian, MD – May 2021

May 30, 2021

It’s great to be back in MD – a place I called home for the better part of 20 years.  Especially since I get to spend time with the grandkids!  I arrived in Lothian on May 1st, and will be here through the end of Aug.  During that time, I’m looking forward to spending lots […]

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Petersburg, VA – Apr 2021

April 29, 2021

Yeah!  I’m on the road again!  Currently in VA, just a couple days short of landing in MD where I’ll spend the next four months.  It’s been wonderful being mobile again, and thus far (knock on wood) the mechanics of the trip have been uneventful.  Since leaving my home base in FL in mid Apr, […]

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Lake Wales, FL – Mar 2021 Update

March 30, 2021

I really hate being redundant, but once again, another month has ticked away here in sunny Florida.  I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’m retired, or that I try to stay somewhat active and engaged, or simply just the wonderful warmth of the Florida sun that makes the time fly by so fast.  […]

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Lake Wales – Feb 2021 Update

February 27, 2021

As my brother so correctly pointed out, this travel blog has sort of become more of a Lake Wales Home Base blog, rather than a travel blog.  But given the circumstances, there’s not a whole lot I can do.  Still way too much virus going around, and most places to visit have limited attendance.  I […]

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Lake Wales, FL – Jan 2021 Update

January 31, 2021

A new month, in a new year has arrived.  Difficult to believe that another month has passed, but so goes the time.  It was a crazy month, filled with highs and lows, and also marked the arrival of the Florida citrus season.  All the orange groves around us are now filled with bright orange fruit.  […]

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Lake Wales, FL – Dec Update

December 30, 2020

Well, this toon by Clint Norrell is certainly representative of how most of us must feel by now.  Putting 2020 in our rear view mirror and heading into 2021 – hopeful for a return to the simpler times we all know and want so badly.  I for one certainly would like to get back to […]

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Lake Wales, FL – Nov Update

November 29, 2020

It’s beginning to look like Christmas here in the Saddlebag Lake community.  We’ve just finished the Thanksgiving holiday, and now begin for the arrival of the last holiday of 2020.  I had a great November, complete with more family visits, more progress on projects, and a special treat catching up with my daughter, son-in-law, and […]

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Lake Wales, FL – Oct Update

October 31, 2020

While parked for lunch in downtown Lakeland, a Blue Heron decided to take a closer look at my truck.  Maybe he was planning on hitching a ride somewhere?  Not sure, but he eventually moved on.  Another month has come and gone here in Lake Wales, FL.  It’s been a busy month as usual, with continuation […]

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