I feel lucky every time I get to see a manatee. Just last night I came across a group of six on my kayak, what a great way to end the day! I hope you’ll be lucky enough to see them while you’re here in Key Largo. Read on for my top spots to, 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

Hello from the Keys! Weeks 2 & 3 flew by. It’s been rainy & windy with just a few nice days mixed in. We had so much rain this past Friday we could have kayaked in our yard. Yesterday was the first sunny day in 5 days and I’m so glad it was a, 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

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

Hi All! We’ve decided this is the year to “just say yes”! What does that mean? Basically, we’ll say “yes” to everything that comes our way that even remotely interests us. Let’s face it, once we move where it’s warm, the opportunity to see the bands we love, hike in the mountains & eat, Read More

At long last, spring has FINALLY arrived in the mid-Atlantic! It’s so nice to look at the 10-day forecast and not see a day under 60 degrees on it. What a long, cold, windy, rainy, grey winter we had. In the 10 years we’ve been here, this might have been the worst winter… or, Read More