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It’s been sixteen months since we saw the world shut travel down due to Covid-19 and it has been difficult, sad, confusing, and even devastating for many who have been ill or lost loved ones or simply been isolated for … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 23

Drizzle, fog, and spray from other vehicles would characterize the weather for this morning as I made my drive to Gettysburg, PA, but I was delighted that my route home was missing the I-81 through Maryland.  I didn’t enjoy that … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 22

Weather photo What with it being a rather dismal day with drizzle prettty much all morning and cloud the whole day, I didn’t use the Cruise Control on the car for most of the day.  Saw a funny licence plate … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 21

The breakfast buffet this morning at the Jacksonville SureStay by Best Western.  There was both hot and cold food, not the usual sweet buns, several kinds of juice, and several flavours of yogurt.  What a great start to a day. … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 20

Weather photo I’m not sure I should still be calling this “Off Again” since I’m on my way home but there it is. It got down to 9°C last night. Yeah, I know, I know. I shouldn’t complain. But they … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 19

Today was not the warmer day I was hoping for but it was mostly sunny and for most of the afternoon it was pleasant if windy at times.  I went to the bird sanctuary first (after checking out of my … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 18

Weeks ago I started tracking the weather for all the places I planned to stop on my trip and although the forecast for Sarasota looked a bit on the dismal side, I nonetheless held out a bit of hope that … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 17

Just a short trip from Ft. Myers to Sarasota so there was no rush to get going this morning.  The breakfast was a bit disappointing — the OJ was running out so a bit watery and we had to wait … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 16

So the original plan was that I would do no driving after dark.  When I booked my round trip Miami-Santo Domingo it was an Expedia package that included the hotel in SD.  The deal was that I couldn’t make any … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 14

While I’m certainly enjoying the weather (although a bit humid the last couple of days) and the culture and atmosphere of the Colonial Zone here in Santo Domingo, I feel like I’ve seen just about everything worth seeing and bought … Continue reading

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