Category: Retirement

Making the decision, issues, adjustment, finances, having a plan

The Trump Adjustment

I am unabashedly liberal but voted on a few occasions for Republicans through the years; I am 67. So many opportunities to chose over the years. Sometimes wars were an issue. Sometimes it was fiscal concerns. Always, women’s issues were a concern. This year seemed like a slam dunk. Really, while Hillary was a harridan,…

In My Mind

via Daily Prompt: Hideout Without my consent, I creep each night into the space of my thoughts.  When it is dark, what “could have beens” tumble into what is.  Time has slipped by, reminding me of what is incomplete, unthought of, or ruined.  Generational failure drifts as a glimpse into what should have been.  Long…

Going to Charleston

Day Two Driving through “boiled peanuts” country is always fun but I just can’t bring myself to try the oblong masses down in the inky crock pot! Raining and raining some more…Last night the pleasant patter on the roof of the RV was comforting and familiar. Stayed in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Since it poured…

St. Augustine and the Lighthouse

Sometimes when traveling, a little treasure presents itself. Standing like a mighty beacon, the St. Augustine Lighthouse was there as we entered the Anastasia State Park in. St. Augustine, Florida. St. Augustine is considered the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement within the borders of the United States. Saint Augustine was founded on September 8, 1565.…

The Blue Highway

You learn more about an area by traveling the roads through it than by reading the map about it.  Traveling down to South Carolina we decided to take the “Blue Highway” through some small towns. Route 501S/301S to 14 to 41S led to a town named Johnsonville where the main trades appear to be Deer,…

What Are Boiled Peanuts?

As we continue on our way south from Maryland, passing through Virginia, and then into North Carolina, signs boasting of the availability of boiled peanuts appear.  Hmmm?  What are these? Boiled peanuts are a traditional southern snack.  These are apparently available in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. In checking the recipes online,…

The Use of Traveling

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”  Samuel Johnson The morning air is crisp, 32 degrees, and the skies are clear with the first of the Snow Geese flying across the Assawoman Bay in Ocean City.  We are packed…