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May 2022 Travels thru Virginia and Maryland!
May 2022 Travels thru Virginia and Maryland!

May 2022 Travels thru Virginia and Maryland!

Steve (DOS) and I are on the road again; this time for three weeks via car, on several short trips through Virginia and Maryland. The main reason for this trip is to finish going thru a storage bin in Roanoke,…

Blizzard on The Big Island! No power at Volcano House!
Blizzard on The Big Island! No power at Volcano House!

Blizzard on The Big Island! No power at Volcano House!

I’m writing this offline (no internet at the moment) at the Volcano National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii.  It’s Sunday, December 5th, and we’ve been on the Big Island for four days now.  In what is a moment…

Enjoying The Big Island: Kona days and nights.
Enjoying The Big Island: Kona days and nights.

Enjoying The Big Island: Kona days and nights.

Steve (DOS) and I had a wonderful three night stay in Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii. The weather for our stay was overall very pleasant, although by our last day the rains and winds were moving in quickly.…

Inaugural Cruise on The Enchanted Princess November 10, 2021
Inaugural Cruise on The Enchanted Princess November 10, 2021

Inaugural Cruise on The Enchanted Princess November 10, 2021

Steve (DOS) and I just returned from an awesome 10 night Inaugural Caribbean cruise on the brand new Enchanted Princess! Technically speaking it was not “brand new” as it was supposed to start sailing last year in 2020, but the…

Five nights in Roanoke, Virginia
Five nights in Roanoke, Virginia

Five nights in Roanoke, Virginia

While in the “Star City” of Roanoke, DOS and I stayed at the Courtyard Hotel by Marriott, located near the airport. My sister Jenni (from Maryland) joined us a day later, and stayed with us for four nights as well.…

Happy 16th Anniversary from Winter Garden, Florida!
Happy 16th Anniversary from Winter Garden, Florida!

Happy 16th Anniversary from Winter Garden, Florida!

Steve (DOS) and I spent our 16th anniversary as a mini “staycation” in Winter Garden, FL. Although I have lived in Orlando for 22 years, I/we have never ventured over to nearby Winter Garden before Sunday night, and are only…

Five Days in Williamsburg
Five Days in Williamsburg

Five Days in Williamsburg

Our Marriott Platinum challenge continues with our next stop: Williamsburg, Virginia. Like our previous VA Beach stay, we slightly modified this hotel stay on arrival as well, staying 2 nights in this Marriott, and 3 nights in another Marriott property…

Summer in Roanoke – August 2020
Summer in Roanoke  – August 2020

Summer in Roanoke – August 2020

This year in 2020 has been like no other we’ve ever experienced, thanks to the COVID-19 which is plaguing the world. Like everyone else we are dealing with it the best we can. Fortunately I retired last December and no…

Spring landscaping at home: First up The Pavers and Shrubbery Removal!
Spring landscaping at home: First up The Pavers and Shrubbery Removal!

Spring landscaping at home: First up The Pavers and Shrubbery Removal!

It’s now Tuesday, May 19th, and Steve (DOS) and I are continuing with some major landscaping and other updates done on the house. Now that we are both retired, and (thanks to the coronavirus) we are both home all the…