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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and all the best of health and happiness in the coming New Year!

At this time of year, we pause a moment and look back at the year, often we are amazed at how fast it has gone by.  This year, however, in some ways it seems like we are on the 300+ day of March. And while we haven’t been able to spend nearly enough time with our family and friends, nor traveling to far flung locations, we are healthy and have enjoyed exploring closer to our home. And for that we are happy!

We were both fortunate in that our jobs allow us to work full-time from home during this challenging year.  We’re both thankful that our careers with Royston and Lockheed Martin have remained steady as we look forward to the future.  Pete passed the 30 year mark of working for LM!  Several trips are planned for mid-2021 in hopes that travel will open back up soon.  On our target list are Puerto Rico, Portugal, Spain, Dominican Republic and our favorite sailing ship, the Mandalay, out of Grenada.  Who knows what else lies over that horizon.

When we moved to Ball Ground in 1995, it was a town lost in time and saw no development for quite a while.  Things are sure changing now, though.  The past 10 years have seen several restaurants established including a food truck with a wood-fired pizza oven.  We have a coffee shop that ages their beans in used bourbon barrels, giving the coffee a great flavor. Now in mid-December, we have a micro-brewery opening.  All of this within walking distance of our house!  We also have a winery in town that hosts live music on weekends.

Hiking and kayaking are becoming a favorite weekend activities  We found 10 miles of trails in a 220-acre nature preserve nearby and try to get out every weekend to hike with our German Shepherd, Bailey.  There are two reservoirs nearby that we paddle on often.  Mary keeps busy watching the interwebs and travel shows to plan our next adventures.  Pete keeps busy with his guitar restoration, aviation history, and vintage VW collection.  No new VWs joined our family this year but there’s always room for one more!

You can keep up with our adventures by vising here or on our online photo album: www.clukey.smugmug.com

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas and all the best of health and happiness in the coming New Year!

The last workdays of the year are upon us, as both our places of employment prepare to have their holiday vacation shutdown. We look forward to the time off.

At this time of year, we pause a moment to look back at our busy year and we are amazed at how fast it has gone by. Most of all, we’re grateful for the time that we have been able to share with our family and friends. Both our jobs are doing well and we get to spend our spare time doing things we enjoy. Can’t ask for much more than that!

You can keep up with our adventures by vising our online photo album: https://clukey.smugmug.com/

 

Merry Christmas!

We had a wonderful, healthy, and fun-filled 2018! To our family and friends near and far, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year!

Merry Christmas!

We had a wonderful, healthy, and fun-filled 2017! To our family and friends near and far, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year!

Christmas cruise on Holland American Lines Eurodam 2016

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Over the Christmas holiday, we spent two relaxing weeks cruising around the Caribbean on the MS Eurodam.

On board we ate some amazing food.

The staff was awesome.

Holland American Line’s private island provided a nice beach day.

On Turks and Caicos, we hung out at the Margaritaville pool.

In San Juan, we tasted the original Piña Colada at Restaurant Barrachina, walked around Old San Juan, and sampled some local chocolate at Casa Corte.

From Ft. Lauderdale, we took a tour to the Florida Everglades.

We made fishy friends in Grand Cayman.

We explored Cozumel on a rail buggy adventure tour.

We wandered around Key West…visiting Mel Fisher’s Museum, ate Maine lobster rolls at DJ’s Clam Shack (which was featured in an episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives), meandered through the Key West Cemetery, and did a mini pub crawled – stopping into Sloppy Joe’s and Captain Tony’s Saloon.

After the cruise we spent a few days exploring and eating our way around south Florida and the Upper Keys.

 

We finally made it to the Coral Castle.

Had an awesome fish sandwich at Robbie’s Marina.

We spent a few hours exploring the displays at The History of Diving Museum.

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We spent a morning exploring the Fruit and Spice Park.

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We had great pub grub at the M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom (another restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives).

We visited two wonderful breweries; Islamorada Beer Company and Florida Keys Brewing Company.

The best meal of the trip just might have been at The Fish House (another restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives).

And ended the vacation with a beautiful sunset.

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Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

We’ve had a wonderful, healthy, and fun-filled 2016.  So many new adventures & photos to share with you at: www.clukey.com just click on “Photo Albums”.   And here is a link to our yearly Christmas letter: http://www.clukey.com/Christmas2016.html

To all our family and friends, near and far, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas

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Bolo & Bailey with Santa – December 2015

 

Merry Christmas and all the best of health and happiness in the coming New Year!

The last work days of the year are upon us, as both our places of employment prepare to have their holiday vacation shutdown. We look forward to the time off.

At this time of year, we pause a moment to look back at our busy year and we are amazed at how fast it has gone by. Most of all, we’re grateful for the time that we have been able to share with our family and friends. Both our jobs are doing well and we get to spend our spare time doing things we enjoy. Can’t ask for much more than that!

Peter & Mary Clukey wishing you the best this season has to offer.

Merry Christmas!

Bolo Christmas Card

The last work days of the year are upon us, as both our places of employment prepare to have their holiday vacation shutdown. We look forward to the time off.

To all of our family and friends, near and far, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!

And we wish to share our yearly Christmas update letter with you: http://www.clukey.com/Christmas2014.html

Merry Christmas

The last work day of the year is now a reflection in the review mirror, as both our places of employment have begin their holiday vacation shutdown. We look forward to the time off.

To all of our family and friends, near and far, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!

And we wish to share our yearly Christmas update letter with you: http://www.clukey.com/Christmas2013.html

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Merry Christmas

To all our family and friends, near & far, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!

And we wish to share our yearly Christmas update letter with you: http://www.clukey.com/Christmas2012.html

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