Merry Chistmas!

We hope everyone has had a safe and enjoyable 2022 as our world slowly but surely gets back to normal.

For us, it has been our first full year of retirement and we are still trying to get used to it!  It has been a time for wondering that well, now that we’ve done it, what next???  This led to our decision to buy a RV travel trailer and get on the road.  We had a couple “local” shakedown trips to Pigeon Forge, TN and Mistletoe State Park, GA before heading out on an epic summer six-week trip to Maine and back.  We were able to spend time with family and friends in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont plus explore many places along the way.  We look forward to a lot more exploring in 2023.

We’re still working on our 2023 plan so stay tuned.  It should be starting off with a great trip overseas including some places we haven’t been plus one we have.  At the risk of repeating ourselves, it will be epic!

In addition to all his other hobbies, Pete’s new thing this year is motorcycling.  He earned his motorcycle endorsement and bought a dual-sport (on and off road) 250cc motorcycle.  He has clocked up over 2,500 km on the north Georgia back roads near our home.  He’s also putting his aviation knowledge to work helping the American Aviation Historical Society identify and catalog thousands of aircraft photos and slides in their collection.  Good relaxing fun!

Mary has not pick up any new hobbies (or dogs) this past year!  Bailey (our German Shepherd Dog) underwent a pretty major surgery last year for a torn knee ligament, recovery, while lengthy, has gone well and Mary is spending a lot of time with her. Local businesses know us well and even ask where is Bailey when we go without her.  If Bailey’s physical conditioning allows, next year she may be at competition dock diving, where dogs compete for distance jumping into a pool.  And of course, Mary is always searching deals for that next “epic” adventure for us!

You can keep up with our adventures by vising our online photo album:


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