The winds finally subsided enough to take the dinghy down on Tuesday. The kids insisted that we go find their buddy, Gracie. The whole Red Head crew joined Gracie and her people, John and Marilyn, on the cockpit of Carolina.Dee Dee managed to make hers…
Cumberland Island is Georgia’s southernmost barrier island and is a popular destination full of hiking trails and dramatic scenery. In the 1880s, Thomas M. Carnegie, the brother of steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, and his wife Lucy built Dungeness, a 59-room Scottish castle on the island’s southern tip. Fire later destroyed the mansion, and the Dungeness…
Returning from Biscayne Bay, Florida a few days ago we were reminded that in this age of electronic navigation, command, …Read More
Ospreys building nests is an annual event here at Tideland trail. The biggest part of this old nest blew down over the winter. There was just a small piece left but they are now bringing sticks and adding to it. While watching these birds building a nest, you realize just how difficult it must be […]
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You are looking at a pair of 18.5” Samsung Galaxy tablets, which we think are real game changers on the …Read More
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is the the east coast home to the US Navy’s Ohio-class nuclear submarines. Nearby St. Marys has a museum packed with submarine memorabilia and even a working periscope. The attractive town also is the gateway to the popular Cumberland Island National Seashore. Following a half-day run from Brunswick, Georgia we…
You may remember last spring when Tourist pulled out of Fort Myers and headed north. Our intention was to work our way back over familiar waters to the Tennessee River and make a right turn with a final destination of Tellico Lake in mind for the summe…
We spent Monday and Tuesday with good friends from our past…work, children and life put our friendship on the back burner for the past 25 years. It’s been fun this year reconnecting.
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We’ve been doing a local mini-cruise, occasioned by Spring break for our Granddaughter Emma and her friend from college Julia …Read More
We had quite a picturesque drive as we drove from Williams to Gallup.
It is a little complex to attempt to paint a picture of Albuquerque because it’s both time-worn and also cutting-edge with equal parts quaint and cool. We enjoyed strolling Old Town then went ‘downtown’ and were somewhat underwhelmed. Quite a few homeless and too many empty store fronts. Very limited pedestrian activity—other than the homeless who were in the sleeping mode as opposed to looking like pedestrians. We were about the only two out roaming around. We had to step over several sidewalk slumberers which was pretty unsettling. The university campus is quite attractive with adobe pueblos surrounded by the desert landscape. Of the two, Old Town was our fave and we found it quite charming.
The architectural styles were interesting. Buildings from the heyday of Route 66 reveal some popular styles of the period in the Southwest. The style and their time spans help identify the building’s approximate age.
A pretty little church adjacent to the town square in Old Town
From days of yore!
Today we arrived in Amarillo just for the evening. Bill’s out on an old car museum excursion leaving me behind to relax and paint. Oh, happy day.
From here we’ll cross OK, AR, TN as we point our noses to GA to pick up the boat. Sight seeing is just about over but if something earth-shattering occurs, I’ll be sure and let you know but for now, enjoy a well-deserved break for our blog.
Bill and Laura Bender