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Dive Photos from Cozumel!

Dive Photos from Cozumel!

I had two fabulous dives yesterday….the first was on Palancar, the second was on Santa Rosa Shallows.  Both were gorgeous dives!  Enjoy!

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Snorkeling in Cozumel…with the wrong lens!

Snorkeling in Cozumel…with the wrong lens!

Ah, I love being in Cozumel. I feel very at home here (except when all the cruise ships are in, then I stay underwater or away from town!).  Next to diving, my favorite activity is snorkeling, so I headed out yesterday to check it out, and there wasn’t much happening.  When I say that I […]

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Fab Photos Friday: Appomattox, Virginia!

Fab Photos Friday: Appomattox, Virginia!

A few years ago I went to visit my cousin who was, at that time, a Professor of Cellular Biology at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA.  Close to Lynchburg (a gorgeous town surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains) lies Appomattox Court House, VA, the site of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to General Ulysses S. […]

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5 Reasons to Adventure Travel!

5 Reasons to Adventure Travel!

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too.  Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” Terry Pratchett I love to travel, I love […]

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Casey Kasem’s… Coast to Coast… American Top 40!

Casey Kasem’s… Coast to Coast… American Top 40!

On our drive from San Antonio to Dallas a few weeks ago, we had an amazing boomer memory fest.  For some reason, (probably having to do with the recent scandals regarding Casey Kasem’s illness and death) the radio was playing Casey Kasem’s Countdown, Coast to Coast, Top 40, from June 3, 1972.  I was in 7th […]

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Fabulous Photos Friday: In the Blue

Fabulous Photos Friday: In the Blue

To celebrate my husband’s rapid recovery from A DOUBLE LUNG TRANSPLANT (see the category An Unexpected Journey, Lung Transplant here on my blog!), his clearance to travel internationally, and to scuba dive (snorkel first, of course), I have decided to feature photos from our home in Cozumel,  of our beloved ocean, above and below, and […]

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Randy’s been cleared!

Randy’s been cleared!

Today Randy had “Clinic”, the once a month check up and testing follow up for his double lung transplant last September 10. He has been cleared to travel internationally…and to dive! Dive?  I am beyond astonished….and I confess, it makes me a little nervous.  When I think about it, it seems that Randy was probably […]

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Fabulous Photo Friday: Thai Buddhism Iconography

Fabulous Photo Friday: Thai Buddhism Iconography

The images of Thai Buddhism will stay with me forever.  The Golden, intricate figures and images are somehow soothing, awe inspiring, and even sacred.  They are steeped in antiquity, history and worship.  Look at the peaceful faces of the Buddhas, and the sometimes fierce aspect of the protectors.  I do want to return to Thailand […]

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Randy: 10 months post transplant!

Randy: 10 months post transplant!

10 months ago, my husband, Randy, went through the struggle of his life: a double lung transplant.  It happened FAST.  Life is precious.  Want to know more?  Transplant: An Unexpected Journey. Randy and I just returned from an unbelievably wonderful and enjoyable trip…we flew into Orange County (John Wayne Airport) and drove up the Pacific […]

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Suzanne’s Birthday Surprise: Dinner at The French Laundry!

Suzanne’s Birthday Surprise: Dinner at The French Laundry!

GUEST BLOG BY SUZANNE STAVERT OF Adventures of Empty Nesters!  Check out her blog! I love surprises! I love to receive them, to observe them and to create them. Recently, I was the recipient of the most extravagant and very unexpected surprise. A surprise of gargantuan proportions! My husband invited me to the dinner of my dreams at The French […]

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