I always say “everywhere has something and no where has everything”¬†and it’s remained true so far in my life. I miss something about everywhere I’ve lived. When I left New England for coastal Virginia I missed mountains, hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing (although not winter) and the sound of natural running water. In, Read More

I hope you had a great week wherever you are! Our week in the Keys was great – but I’d venture to say that most weeks here are. Last weekend I was definitely feeling a little homesick or something but it passed pretty quickly. It passed while the post was still sitting in my, Read More

Sometimes it’s nice to get away even if it’s just for a couple of days. There’s something restorative about a change of scenery & about not having anything to do. There are no chores, yard work or dogs to take care of (love my dogs!) – just downtime. We recently returned from 2 nights, Read More

Welcome back my little friends! I can (and do) spend hours watching these magical birds all summer. They’re especially fun to watch in late summer when they become territorial over feeders & aerial battles ensue. I just put all three of our feeders out yesterday and am patiently awaiting my first visitor. At the, Read More

If you’re a nature lover visiting the Keys then a paddle in the mangroves is a must-do! There’s so much to explore & the water is perfectly clear. I love to paddle into the mangrove tunnels, sit quietly on my board and wait for all of the life to slowly come back out. It’s, Read More

Hi from the Keys! Week 10 already? I can’t believe a week from today we’ll be waking up in a hotel in Savannah on our way home. 10 weeks. It went by fast and slow at the same time. I love it here, we both do and neither of us wants to leave. I, Read More

Hello from the Keys! We’ll be down here for about 10 weeks & I thought it’d be fun to write some regular posts about our life here, both the good things and the bad things. When we travel I always write down my first impressions of a place and my parting thoughts at the, Read More

Whoa – that went by fast. I created this blog exactly one year ago today. If you told me then that I’d be writing the first post of 2016 from Key Largo outside on our deck I wouldn’t have believed you for one second. Last year it was freezing on New Year’s and we, Read More

On our nightly dog walk last night we were treated to a spectacular natural display, bioluminescence! The water was rough and when we first got to the beach the white caps appeared to be glowing. Our beach entrance has a lot of light pollution so we had to walk to a darker area to, Read More

Oh hey there! Long time no talk … I’ve been outside soaking up every single second of my favorite season! This is precisely why we need to go where it’s warm for good! There’s no reason every day of the year can’t be this way. Summer is flying by! It’s hard to believe it’s, Read More