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Travel Blog #3: From Paradise to Paradise (Key West to Vero Beach)

 

 

Fire Ball at St. Lucie County Fair
Yup, they’re really hanging there upside down as the ride pauses before lunging down again … and that’s the full moon framed by the circular track.

 

 

“I heard no call, Father,” I said. “I came here as a stranger, and I came by chance.”

“Was it as a stranger and by chance you wept?” he said, then let me wonder at his words a while before he spoke again. “When a man leaves home, he leaves behind some scrap of his heart. Is it not so, Godric? . . . It’s the same with a place a man is going to. Only then he sends a scrap of his heart ahead.”

– Originally published in Godric by Frederick Buchener

This quote pretty much says how it is for us: when we leave Pennswood, we leave a scrap of our heart behind (as we did when we left our home in Cape May Point and before that, Somerville). And each place we go, we send a scrap of our heart ahead. Continue reading Travel Blog #3: From Paradise to Paradise (Key West to Vero Beach)

Onward to Key West

 

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Two days before leaving Austin, we get an email from a new Pennswood resident, Nancy Arnold. The joy of Pennswood is that we keep meeting interesting, engaging people. We learn that Nancy’s brother Carl and his wife Irene live in Austin. He’s an adolescent psychologist. Irene’s in charge of the Science textbooks for the state of TX. They agree to meet us for dinner—delightful people we definitely want to introduce to Adam and Caroline. They live in a neighborhood near the Griffin School. Continue reading Onward to Key West

Austin or Bust!

Winter Journey  (1/19/15)

Dear friends,

IMG_1417blog sizeMany of you asked that we again write a blog about our winter journeying.  This year’s trip will be quite different I suspect—more internal than external.  We’ve decided to stay in three locations for a month at a time, using our RV as home base.  Many also wished us a much less adventurous start than last year.  Read on and see. . .but if you don’t have time or interest, that’s OK too. Continue reading Austin or Bust!