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Winter in paradise

After another wonderful season of traveling the west, we settled at a beautiful class A RV resort for the winter – lots of sun and warm! And not too bad a drive to home and family when needed.

We arrived the end of November, after the annual stop at the Tiffen factory in Red Bay, AL for some minor service. On the way we enjoyed a visit to old town St Augustine and another pleasant stay at a Harvest Host winery. (see prevous post)

RV Resort Port St Lucie West is a beautiful place with large, well developed sites and lots of amenities. Our site was especially nice and backed up to a beautiful lake with assorted wildlife…

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…and gorgeous sunrises


No more were we settled than we drove the car back to Maryland for an early family Christmas. Got to see all the kids and grandkids.


Sadly, we made a second trip home for the funeral of my brother-in law. But as these events provide, it was a chance to see other family, including a nephew who flew in from Spain.


For assorted reasons, we’ve been without a dog for some time – an unusual and undesirable condition. By coincidence, my long search for a dog had produced some possible results. One was near Richmond, VA – on the way home. So, we stopped on our way north for a meet & greet, leaving with arrangements to pick him up in a week……. WELCOME to the newest family member Tacker – a sweet, 8 year-old Brittany! He settled into the house quickly…..


… and was soon after transported south to our winter digs…which it seems he also enjoys…what a great Christmas present for me!

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…and always helpful !


Lots to do here at the resort to keep busy, and we’ve made good friends to do things with.  An olympic sized swimming pool, Yoga (Denise) 3 times a week, Dominos, billiards, weekly happy hours (on the House), and sponsored musical and dinner events. Though we didn’t participate – Pickle Ball, Tennis, Golf, darts, card night and other fun activities. Most recently was the annual St Patrick’s Day golf cart parade…


which even the dogs appreciated…


…followed by a delicious dinner and dancing…


With Spring approaching, it’s time to begin packing up to head home.


As hard as it is to leave our new friends, we look forward to more time with family and we still have projects and work to do on the Maryland house………


…hoping the white stuff will be gone