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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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Happy Easter from Southwest Florida .... Thursday morning and Thursday night -- from the Screen Porch .... where it feels more like a warm and sunny Fourth of July. Friday from the Screen Porch ... unless it's pouring down rain.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Full-time Life
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Here's the sun rising over East Drive (taken from our street across the Canal just as I started a morning walk this week.) Sunrise was at 7:02 a.m., so at least on this day, I did meet my hot-weather goal... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2019 at A Full-time Life
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Spring flowers, Southwest Florida Close to home nature this week. We've been busy with end-of-the-season activities here in the RV resort. (We will be here until the end of May, but most of our snowbird friends will be gone by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at A Full-time Life
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Four couples of us towed our boats to Everglades City last week for our Spring overnight boating excursion. We docked our boats and then used two of them to explore the waters. (EC is only a little over an hour... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at A Full-time Life
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Back in the day, when I was under the mistaken impression that I was indispensable, a head cold would barely slow me down. I'd throw down the cough syrup and go on with life. Now that I am retired and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2019 at A Full-time Life
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Florida really does have excellent State Parks and on our quest to visit and enjoy as many of them as feasible, we took a long day trip last week to Kissimmee Prairie Preserve in Okeechobee County. The Park's guide tells... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2019 at A Full-time Life
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We stayed close to home this week, working on home improvement projects and planning future trips. (To be honest, that was pretty much the other half of the 'we'.) I was happy to be here 'just in case of need'... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at A Full-time Life
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It was a great week at the Canal Cottage. Super Snow Moon. Skies were clear early in the week and the super moon was beautiful. It seemed like a good omen as we had our fingers crossed for good weather... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2019 at A Full-time Life
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I love Bunche Beach .... .... and Bill for going there with me on Valentine's Day. Especially because he would rather walk on boardwalks than on sand. I'm not a Beach person either, in the way that many Florida natives... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2019 at A Full-time Life
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I read our hometown Oregon paper on line every morning. This weekend, it has been somewhat disorienting to see front-page pictures of the record-breaking Pacific Northwest snowstorm just after returning from a walk in 65 degree weather. We're thankful to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at A Full-time Life
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The Florida winter weather we know and love is back and we had a great day for a walk at Six-Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. I'm not sure how it's possible that it took almost two months before we found time... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2019 at A Full-time Life
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It's raining in Southwest Florida and it feels chilly. I wouldn't dare say it was cold because in comparison to much of the rest of the country it really isn't. We are only catching the very tail end of this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2019 at A Full-time Life
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Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is located near the entrance of Sanibel Island, about 25 miles from our Florida home. It's a national treasure, like all our National Parks and Wildlife Refuges. Roseate Spoonbills with a White Ibis or two... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2019 at A Full-time Life
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Here are some non-Christmasy scenes from our December trip to Mt Dora in Central Florida. (Mt Dora Christmas post is here.) We had a great Holiday brunch at Lakeside Inn. Built in 1883, it is the oldest continuously operating hotel... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2019 at A Full-time Life
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We've been retired for about a hundred years and I've almost forgotten that let-down feeling of "after the holidays" because every day is sort of a vacation, especially here in Florida. But this year we got back to a few... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at A Full-time Life
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Time for some Holiday sparkle! Christmas Lights reflected on Lake Dora, Florida Time to reflect on the past year .... ... and ring in the new one. Mt. Dora City Park Time to imagine lifting a lighted glass in a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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Wishing you a Joyful Holiday Season ... ... And light even when the days are dark. Celebrate the Season, wherever you may be... ... and be grateful at the end of each beautiful day. ## THANK YOU to the hosts... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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We joined the flying people at the Eugene Airport this year, so we've been in Florida for almost two weeks now. Our flight day was loooong .... and crowded. I wish I could say we had as much fun as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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Santiam River We took a drive on Oregon's Over the Rivers and Through the Woods Scenic Byway one day last week. But it is Oregon and the rainy season is here -- so we only looked at all that scenery... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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We had two wonderful family Thanksgiving celebrations. (Not on the same day -- one was an early celebration to include family who wouldn't be here on the actual date). And I took no pictures at all . Because it is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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Mid-November in Eugene The trees are a little barer, the leaves are a little browner .... but we still have some blue sky days .. and we still have some color. We have new surroundings and each day brings surprises.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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We are still getting organized in our new Eugene home. It does already feel like home except for the kitchen, where everything seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. There's a lot of storage space, just... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2018 at A Full-time Life
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