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A few months ago, when talking to (texting) Matt, a young friend of mine, he said, “Oh yeah I forgot about the blog! I will check it out.” The blog already had over 150 entries. I’m not sure how much he read, because I didn’t hear from him again. I think it was overwhelming to... Continue Reading →

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Ticks vs No-See-Ums

I'll take no-see-ums over ticks any day. Two days in Michigan and I already had four ticks on me. Three ticks yesterday and one today so far. We spend the past two months in Florida battling no-see-ums. No-see-ums are a nuisance but ticks give me the heebie-jeebies  Update: Had another tick on me today. ... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – May 7, 2020

Day 313: Bokeelia, FL Sunny, windy and cool. FishingI am not a fisherman so I don’t get it. Catch a fish, succumb it to suffering while removing it from the water and removing the hook, so that you can look at it and throw it back. Tom catches fish. It has scales, a tail and... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – May 6, 2020

Day 312: Bokeelia, FL Sunny and warm. We are preparing to go back to Michigan. We created a list of things to do, so that we don’t forget anything. Today is six days prior to departure, and we are pretty good with our schedule. Seven days prior to departure: Go for one last boat ride... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – May 5, 2020

Day 311: Bokeelia, FL Sunny and warm. We went for a nice boat ride and fished again today. Well, Tom fished. His interesting catch today was a half of a fish. While he was reeling it in, something, probably a shark, bit half of it off. And it would’ve been the biggest spotted trout he... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – May 4, 2020

Day 310: Bokeelia, FL Sunny and warm. For once we got out on the water early in the morning. Early means 10:30 AM - ha ha! The water was calm as glass. Tom did some fishing, then we remembered that Cayo Costa State Park opened today for boaters, but we didn’t go. It’s kind of... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – May 3, 2020

Day 309: Bokeelia, FL Sunny and pleasant. We have been here three days shy of two months, and finally went for a bike ride. We found some homes on canals east of here that we were previously unaware of. Many of them look like old Florida - kind of shabby chic. And there are many... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – April 30, 2020

Day 306: Bokeelia, FL Rainy. I don’t have closets to clean, but I have plenty of digital photos to go through, delete duplicates, and label them. I started going through the photos of our trip to Finland in June 2019. I was reminded how sweet a trip it was, and how it nearly got overshadowed... Continue Reading →

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