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End of Summer and into Hurricane Season!
End of Summer and into Hurricane Season!

End of Summer and into Hurricane Season!

It’s the last day of August as I write this, and we’ve officially had our first name hurricane of the season in Florida: Hurricane Idalia. Hurricane Idalia seemed to form out of nowhere, meaning it happened and strengthened so suddenly,…

Review of Virgin’s Scarlet Lady – Part 1
Review of Virgin’s Scarlet Lady – Part 1

Review of Virgin’s Scarlet Lady – Part 1

Steve (DOS) and I sailed the Scarlet Lady from Miami for four nights to Key West and Bimini, Bahamas this past week as first time cruisers on Virgin Voyages. Here is our review, tips, opinions, likes and dislikes of this…

Onward to Miami, Virgin Voyages, and Sarasota!
Onward to Miami, Virgin Voyages, and Sarasota!

Onward to Miami, Virgin Voyages, and Sarasota!

I’m a bit behind in posting due to all of the above; but Steve (DOS) and I arrived in Sarasota yesterday afternoon, for a week’s stay. We just completed our first ever cruise on Virgin Voyages, Scarlet Lady yesterday, which…

Dining out in Sarasota – fun dinners Downtown!
Dining out in Sarasota – fun dinners Downtown!

Dining out in Sarasota – fun dinners Downtown!

Steve (DOS) and I stayed in Sarasota a week on this Way-Cation, and enjoyed dining out each night at the nearby downtown restaurants. Although we had a car, it was much more convenient taking Uber the short distance to the…

May-day: Way-Cation in Sarasota!
May-day: Way-Cation in Sarasota!

May-day: Way-Cation in Sarasota!

Yes, it’s now officially May and great Florida weather before the ultra-heat and daily storms of the upcoming summer months. Steve (DOS) and I took our longest trip yet since my heart surgery last September, and did a “Way-Cation” for…

Stay-Cation in Orlando Hyatt Regency Convention Center
Stay-Cation in Orlando Hyatt Regency Convention Center

Stay-Cation in Orlando Hyatt Regency Convention Center

Continuing with our mini Stay-Cation’s this year, we stayed at the Hyatt Regency at the Orlando Convention Center this week for four nights. Our purpose is two-fold: one to re-qualify for our Hyatt Globalist status (which requires 60 nights a…

Pre-Christmas Recovery 2022
Pre-Christmas Recovery 2022

Pre-Christmas Recovery 2022

It’s now Thursday, December 22nd as I write this, and I’m doing much better since I last wrote. I am writing this from the passenger seat while Steve (DOS) is driving us on our first pre-hospital getaway since our two…

Mostly Recovered Now. . . Birthday Stay-Cation in The Villages!
Mostly Recovered Now. . . Birthday Stay-Cation in The Villages!

Mostly Recovered Now. . . Birthday Stay-Cation in The Villages!

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve posted, during which time I’ve been recovering at home from my pacemaker surgery, and generally taking it easy a bit. It’s been nice being home, and not tied up to so many wires in…