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Sallie (FullTime-Life)
Florida, Pacific Northwest, and points in between
It is not so much the destination that matters so much as the voyage itself..
Interests: Travel, nature, boating, reading, blogging about it all
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It is hard somehow to write the name of the California City we visited last month without using explanation marks!! Besides being the name of the County seat and largest city in Humboldt County, Eureka!! is also the motto of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Full-time Life
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Redwoods This picture captures (as best as my camera can) the beauty of the magnificent California Redwood Highway. The Coast route takes you into this scenic area shortly after crossing the Oregon-California border at Crescent City, where we spent one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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It's somewhere around 300 miles from where we live to Arcata California, the destination for our August RVing adventure. A couple of years ago, our daughter and son-in-law drove to the same place to pick up their new puppy from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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Kind of like the magic school bus in children's literature, we had a magic camping van getaway last week. Trinidad, Samoa, and Manila were only three of the places where we spent some time ... and we were back home... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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This week's post is a bit of a ramble, with pictures from various walks over the last few weeks. We are leaving Saturday morning on a camping trip, so I'm putting the post together earlier than usual. I'll take my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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Beautiful bouquet! I take pictures of flowers often... we no longer garden, so I just admire other people’s hard work and “steal” their flowers (only with my camera]. I saw your blog on the TypePad FB page... I’m obviously only an amateur, but yours looks great to me...and I’m glad you linked up there.
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We are grateful for blue skies with light cloud cover and the perfect Oregon summer temperatures we enjoyed last week. The top picture is one of the art installations for Visual Arts Celebration and at the bottom a crowd scene... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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Busy summer days here in Downtown Eugene. A month-long Visual Arts Festival kicked off mid-week. Temporary street signs like this one point to the various Festival venues around town. And then Sunday was the Downtown Neighborhood's weekend for Sunday Streets.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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Thankfully, our summer temperatures are back down to where we like them and so it was a great week for walking in the City. This one was kind of my version of a penny hike. That was something Girl Scouts... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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It's hot here in Eugene! Temperatures were in the 90s all last week (it cools down at night). Still it's hot enough that we don't have much desire to go for long walks. But we're urban dwellers here and it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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Notes: please scroll down for Wildlife van SIGN. Thanks to Eileen, Sondra, and Ani, I have learned that the birds which I couldn’t identify in my pictures below are Pacific Loons. We like to drive to the Oregon Coast as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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We have been home (in Oregon) for almost two weeks and this is the only picture I've taken in all that time. It's part of a bouquet from a flower stall at the Eugene Saturday Market where we walked only... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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It was a triangular, catty-corner cross-country journey home this year. In a little over three weeks, we flew from Fort Myers Florida to Duluth Minnesota to Denver Colorado to Eugene Oregon. With some great stops along the way. Here, in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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Just one more picture from the beginning of our Winter-Spring Season in the sub-tropics: "A Man A Plan A Canal Panama." This is the planner on the deck of our stateroom as we began our crossing. He planned that anniversary-celebration... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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Our Florida season is drawing toward the end. Although we still have over two weeks before we actually close things up here, we've been busy with all those end-of-the-year home projects that seem to add up ... and besides that... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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We stopped at Harns Marsh in Lehigh Acres on our way to the Everglades Canals last week. We were watching a few Limpkins who were looking for -- and finding -- apple snails. These snails are pretty much the only... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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Yesterday (May 5) we drove out to a couple of our favorite places to see birds, along the Everglades canals. It was one of those Florida Spring days where the weather varies between tropical downpours and bright sunshine (sometimes within... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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This is a morning sky shot taken from our back porch. It's beautiful and very quiet on the Canal now. Most snowbirds have left Florida for their summer homes. We are snowbirds too, but we usually come a little later... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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All pictures in this week's post are from our visit to the Audubon Corkscrew Sanctuary earlier this month. The dry season is just ending in Florida -- it is a good thing that there is this much water in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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Last week we traveled by boat to Tween Waters Marina Resort on beautiful Captiva Island. There were four boats and one couple who traveled by car and met us at the resort. It was another great middle-of-the-week long weekend. We... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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Last week we took a picnic lunch to Corkscrew Audubon Nature Preserve and enjoyed a nice long (for us) nature hike around the preserve. We used to see Roseate Spoonbills more often, but haven't had good sightings this season until... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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Happy Easter to all who celebrate. And this year, the Holiday falls on a date that is perfect to remember the English tradition/superstition which says (no fooling): "a person should say or repeat the word 'rabbit' or 'white rabbit' three... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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Spring flowers are different here in the subtropics. Sometimes I miss daffodils and violets which don't bloom here, but oh the bright and beautiful flowers that do thrive in this climate! We visited R F Orchids in Homestead last week... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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E-10 and E-11, this year's two (no longer) baby eagles, are practicing for the soon-to-come day when they'll leave their North Fort Myers nest for good. My timing was perfect when I stopped at the pasture last week. Right in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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The busy port of George Town on Grand Cayman Island was the last shore destination of our Panama Canal cruise before it would end a couple days later at Fort Lauderdale Florida. Our first impression of this island as our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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