For Better or Worse, but NOT for Lunch

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close up and personal

The St. Augustine Wild Reserve is a non-profit sanctuary that takes in all kinds of animals from the largest of cats to wolves, birds and even a resident deer.  We planned our drive, so we could make the tour on our way into St Augustine.  The Reserve is well worth the visit. 

polynesian adventures

We started our trip at Le Meridien on Tahiti, where we spent 4 days relaxing, acclimating and touring around.  The Wind Spirit had just arrived back to Tahiti from dry dock in New Zealand, where it got a major face-lift. It was fun to see her docked days before.

Local Charleston finds

Sometimes I get so hung up on all the wonderful places that we have traveled to, and those on our bucket list, that I forget to appreciate my own backyard.  Well not just my own backyard, which is quite amazing in and of itself, but more the area around me. 


Our Adventures

Countdown to mexico

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Mike and lydia pontius

We met in the Bay Area almost 28 years ago. It was one of those first meeting stories that becomes a repeat cocktail party hit - part funny, part shocking and all very romantic. We were inseparable for six weeks, then hundreds of miles apart for 2 months, followed by a proposal on Halloween, a wedding in January and "the cat's honeymoon," all in a courtship period of 6 months. We made it across country years ago, after spending a year on a sailboat and having reduced our material possessions to what would fit in the trunk of a small BWM.

Our retirement gig

Now we live across the river from Charleston, our favorite American City, with more "stuff" - especially inherited furniture - than we can count . Yet somehow we made it to retirement? Pretty cool since neither of us took the traditional career route to get here. So we decided to write about ourselves - at least our grand kids may be interested - and our travels. We don't do much of anything in a "traditional" way, including seeing the world. But we hope that you'll find our somewhat spontaneous approach to life and travel entertaining, if not a little inspiring.






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