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Jun 1, 2020 - What's next?

What's next? I gave up prognostication for good almost 4 years ago. I can now admit that I have no earthly idea what even the near future has in store. I do have questions - Where and how will we be able to travel in the future? What countries will even accept us? How will the experience change? Some hope for a return to normal. I'd rather see us try to do better. I continue to appreciate - The time to reflect. The opportunity to learn, to grow, to change. The chance to reconnect. The rain. For now virus cases and deaths continue to...

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May 1, 2020 - Internal Travel

"Be here now" - Baba Ram Das Now this is where things got interesting. I decided to try meditation. The theory is interesting, a number of my friends advocate the practice, and perhaps I'll learn to levitate and experience astral travel across space and time, free of the limitations of Covid-19 as well as that gimpy right knee. One of my favorite authors suggests that no amount of reading can get you to where you understand, much less accept, the reality of certain unusual states of consciousness. The only route is experience. You have to...

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Apr 1, 2020 - Virtual Travel

Welcome to our new world - Friends, imagining that I wouldn't survive without movement have sent me links to museums, temples, and various other appealing destinations. Virtual travel has had its moments - Initially I'm drawn to places I've been to and enjoyed, With each video I pick up details of what I missed and miss details of what I experienced. So it goes. I can indulge my peculiarities - ... virtual pilgrimages to the graves of some of those who have influenced me. A brief seventeen second YouTube video took me to Ludwig...

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Feb 12, 2020 - 32541 - Sheltering in Place

Welcome - A planned trip to Burma had to be postponed due, in part, to a dodgy right knee. I figured I could still schedule replacement surgery and be on the road by the end of the year. Guess again ... February 12th - Back in Destin after a brief trip to Nashville. There's concerning news regarding a potential Corona virus epidemic. So far no deaths in the United States but things are beginning to look bad in China February 29th - Pensacola to attend the Symphony's annual Russian Spectacular. Little did I know that this 60 mile trip would...

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Feb 20, 2018 - Camp Gulf

02-20-2018 So how has 3 weeks gone by so quickly??? Monday January 29 we had a nice short ride up to Panama City area and pulled into Saint Andrews State Park. We took the “scenic route” to our camp site ( aka took a wrong turn ) but fortunately didn’t end up some place a 36 foot bus shouldn’t go. Another lesson learned ..... we had a nice level site facing the bay. And as all of our other stops have been, many new friendly neighbors.! We had large sandy beaches to enjoy, a lot of wildlife to enjoy, and the weather was great. On February...

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Nov 22, 2016 - DESTIN FLORIDA

We arrived in Destin Florida to visit my Sister Burma and her sweetheart Danny Lee. They live in DeFuniak Springs Florida. We went out to see their home and I loved how they have remodeled everything. They are still building and adding upgrades. She has beautiful wood floors throughout. Danny is building her a huge walk-in closet. They have plenty of land for gardens and she wants chickens but has to build a fence to keep out critters that would kill them. We ate at McGuire’s Irish Pub. A quaint restaurant that has dollar bills covering the...

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Aug 19, 2016 - Paradise and a Parking Lot

After 5 days in Charleston, we headed toward Savannah, Georgia with a long stop at Camping World to resolve a few RV issues (none resolved!). We did a quick stroll through Savannah's City Market, then toured the Fort Jackson memorial (Ossy jumped 5 feet when the canon went off). As I was looking at the possible routes back to the Houston area from Savannah, I realized I could go by Destin, Florida (which I have never been, but heard fabulous things about). So, I booked a docked houseboat at the Destin Harborwalk for a few days. We drove all...

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Gypsy Journey

Aug 9, 2015 - Destin, FL

Last night I got to see my best friend in high school's baby sister for the first time in over 30 years. It was great catching up and meeting her husband. He is into golf so Kerry and Kurt hit it off. Hopefully, we will get to see them again soon either when Kurt comes to Alberta on business or the next time we go to Jacksonville Beach. It was sad saying good by to Mum Mum and John but knowing they are planning on visiting us next June to attend Hailey's grad made it easier. We headed out early this morning and made good time to Destin /...

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Jan 20, 2015 - What is happening?

Something mysterious is happening to us...we've been going to bed earlier, sleeping in later than usual, going to dinner much earlier than normal. What is going on here? Today, after going for a brisk walk, riding our new bikes, eating a healthy lunch...we decide to go across the street to the "kool area". We start at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville. It's Happy Hour...so two drinks later we hear music next door. Now we're in a huge, happy, band playing...but wait! We look around, we Think we're the youngest couple there...but who knows?...

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May 20, 2014 - More days in Paradise

I am sort of loosing track of the day number at this point. We are still at Topsail. We changed sites but now have two more days here. It is still beautiful. We have been hanging out with Patti and her friend, Bob. We visited at their condo in Blue Mountain Beach. It is really gorgeous. We had a great supper with them by the pool on Sunday night and on Monday night we all went out to Stinky's for dinner. With a name like that, the food has to be good and it was. Today we are just being lazy and will spend some more time down at the...

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May 18, 2014 - Days in Paradise

Days 8, 9 and 10 Topsail Hill State Park It rained almost all day on Wednesday but we were curled up safely in our little site at Gulf SP. On Thursday morning we awoke to find that it had turned cold and it was very windy. We broke camp and headed east towards Pensacola. We stopped at the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola. This is really an impressive site. Located on the Naval base, which is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, the museum consist of two huge buildings, filled with naval aircraft and memorabilia. It would take all...

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Dec 17, 2013 - New and Old Friends in Destin

We had a very busy week in Destin and we arrived with both sadness and anticipation. Sad because Destin is our last stop in our two month tour of Florida. Anxious because we're meeting our friends Roger and Gail who we volunteered with last summer at Chickasaw. In addition, we're going to meet some new folks - Rod and Diane Thatcher. Rod is the brother of Lloyd who is our next door neighbor in Mission, Texas. We're staying at Destin West RV Resort which is just outside of Destin on Okaloosa Island. It's a very nice park that sits on the...

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