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Happy spring!

Yesterday was the first day of spring and Mary is so happy to say goodbye to winter.

It has been very rainy here in Georgia, lakes are overflowing and there have been several flooding watches issued recently. Thankfully the last few weekends have had some sunshine break through the clouds.

We took advantage of the good weather by visiting the nearby local botanical garden Gibbs Garden. They have over 20 million daffodils which bloom over 6-weeks.

And we were able to go see the cars that showed up for the March PoBoys Cruise-In.

Hope there is more good weather in everyone’s future!

It’s already March!

2018 has been non-stop for us. We closed out 2017 and rang in the New Year down in Ecuador (South America). We took lots of pictures and it is taking us a while to sort through them.

Of course we don’t stay home much, which slows down the process of sorting and posting our pictures…but that’s not a bad thing.

Already this year, Pete’s been to a car show or two:

And we’ve been serenaded by Elvis, check out our Valentines Day dinner photos:

We rocked out with the Rush tribute band, RushHour:

And things got a little weird, when we celebrated Pete’s birthday by going to see the legendary guitarist, John 5:

Soon we will be off on another adventure…stay tune for the photos!

We had a visitor tonight

It’s an Eatern Hercules Beetle.  And he was big and mighty!

The countdown begins….

We have begun preparations for our next Windjammer adventure….

Back in 2006, we were late to the party. Both the WJBC sailing days and the movie night onboard the S/V Mandalay. That night we had gone ashore for a lobster dinner at Foxy’s. Approaching the ship via the launch, we could see an old sail being used as a movie screen and the movie was Captain Ron.   

Thus began a tradition for us. Each year as we plan our migration to the Caribbean, El Caribe, we prepare for “the land of voodoo, hoodoo, and all kinda weird $#!&” by sitting back, drinking a cold one, and watching that movie. Last weekend we checked this off our list…the countdown continues.

Good Times

Had so much fun yesterday at my friends birthday party!




Songs From St. Somewhere Tour – Jimmy Buffett Atlanta

This past Tuesday, we played hookie from work and phlocked to Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood to spend the afternoon tailgating with a few new friends.  The gates to the parking lot opened at noon for a concert that didn’t begin until 8pm… there was a lot of fun going on that afternoon… and we took pictures (so I hope if we caught you in photos, you told your boss where you were).

Our photos:


The set list that Jimmy played in Atlanta is listed below:

1. Kinja (St. Somewhere version)

2. Landfall

3. Boat Drinks

4. Weather With You

5. Morris’ Nightmare (2013 version)

6. Ringling, Ringling

7. Come Monday

8. Something About a Boat

9. Son of a Son of a Sailor

10. Jamaica Mistaica

11. Too Drunk to Karaoke

12. Cheeseburger in Paradise

Acoustic set:

13. La Vie Dansante

14. Useless and Important Information

15. Volcano

16. Southern Cross (Crosby, Stills & Nash cover)

17. Cultural Infidel (featuring Nadirah Shakoor)

18. Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

19. A Pirate Looks at Forty

20. One Particular Harbour

21. Back Where I Come From (Mac McAnally cover)

22. It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere

23. All Night Long (Lionel Richie cover)

24. Fins


25. Knee Deep (Zac Brown Band cover)

26. Bartender’s Blues (James Taylor cover)(tribute to George Jones)

27. Margaritaville (with Boat Drinks reprise)

Band Intros

28. Oldest Surfer on the Beach (gift of Mark Knopfler)

Oreo cows in Ball Ground!

There now appears to be at least two farmers raising Belted Galloways in Ball Ground.  Driving with a friend of mine to dog training and I pointed them out to her… she’s from Texas and she had never seen anything like them so I just had to post some information here for her!  So here is a link to wikipedia… (the authority on everyting!):

Feeling the effects of the drought in Georgia.

Came home for lunch and caught a Great Blue Heron enjoying our low pond water levels and its’ easy pickin’s!












Rainy Day

Today is Tasha’s birthday and she would have liked to have gone for a hike but that got rained out.  So, we’re just hanging out in the house.  Pete & I are catching up on some computer and house stuff, while the dogs are chewing on their kongs.

Glad there was no rain on Friday, we went the see the local rodeo.  To see photos, click this link:

And that the rain held off all day Saturday for the Athens VW Poker Run.  To see photos, click this link:

Rott’n Manor’s Wild Kingdom

Charrie found a large beautiful Rat Snake sunning itself in the yard of Rott’n Manor this afternoon. I was able to grab my camera and follow it around to get a few great shots of it.  Depending on the source this either an Eastern Rat Snake, a Black Rat Snake or a Gray Rat Snake.  I’m just going to say it’s a Rat Snake and leave it at that… an non-venomous species that is welcome to hunt at Rott’n Manor.

When I first approached it, Charrie had irritated it a bit by batting at its tail and it was posed in typical Rat Snake fashion, frozen in wrinkled kinks and giving off a foul-smelling musk.  As it moved off thru the grass, it vibrated its tail in dead leaves trying to mimic the sound of a rattlesnake. And finally, it climbed a tree showing its’ full length, off hunting for its lunch which could include birds, eggs, lizards, frogs, chipmunks, squirrels, mice, rats and other small mammals.


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