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The Second Dose

USA | Thu, 18 Feb 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [48]

IT MIGHT SOUND LIKE WE’RE WHINGING—but we aren’t. Despite how crappy we felt last night, we are extremely relieved to have gotten our second dose of the Moderna Covid vaccine yesterday. Last month's 8-hour drive from Cocoa Beach to ... Read more >

The Greatest Conspiracy

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 17 Feb 2021 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [34]

When people think of conspiracies, they tend to think of the most off-the-wall things. Conspiracy theorists believe the Moon landings were a hoax, and that the CIA masterminded 9/11, causing the buildings to implode. Even this awful pandemic has resulted ... Read more >

On the road again

NEW ZEALAND | Wed, 17 Feb 2021 | By nomad_kiwis | Views [32]

Last year we bought a small motor home. Since no Overseas travel will be happening in quite a while we decided we wanted to be able to explore NZ . Lots of kiwis  have had the same idea and motorhome and caravan sales have gone thru the roof. Honestly ... Read more >

Our First House Guest

USA | Tue, 9 Feb 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [65]

AFTER SPENDING NEARLY A YEAR IN VARIOUS rental condos, we're having our first “sleep over.” Our 'sister' Linda—actually brother Mike’s widow—drove over from Houston to spend a few days with us. She found the chilly weather ... Read more >

It's Destin-y

USA | Sat, 6 Feb 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [71]

OUR FINAL MEMORIES OF COCOA BEACH will be of the blustery weather spawned by the storms that raked the Northeast. Only the heartiest souls were seen on the beach and the fishing deteriorated to the point that I fed the last of my bait and a small bluefish ... Read more >

Photos: Florida Panhandle

USA | Fri, 5 Feb 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery

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Of Course I Still Love You

USA | Sun, 24 Jan 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [93]

THE SPACEX MISSION FROM CAPE CANAVERAL launched right on schedule—the revised schedule, that is. Yesterday’s launch was scrubbed due to atmospheric conditions but everything was A-OK this morning.          ... Read more >

Some Good News

USA | Wed, 20 Jan 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [92]

THE GOOD NEWS IS WE GOT OUR FIRST Moderna Covid shots this morning. The Bad News is that we had to drive eight hours yesterday to Fort Walton Beach for the jabs and spend the night in a hotel. We will be only minutes away for Shot #2, which I guess will ... Read more >

New Year Break in Cluj and Turda

ROMANIA | Sat, 16 Jan 2021 | By steve_and_emma | Views [74]

After a quiet Christmas in our flat in Timisoara we opted for a change of scene and headed north to Romania’s second biggest city for a short city-break. Cluj, or Cluj-Napoca to give it the full Sunday-best title is another lovely medieval Transylvanian ... Read more >

Time For Cocoa

USA | Sun, 10 Jan 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [127]

WE’RE BACK IN COCOA BEACH AGAIN and I, for one, could use a cup of hot cocoa. I don’t expect you poor souls in Colorado, Minnesota or—gods forbid—New Jersey to feel sorry for us. It was 38° this mornig and the expected high ... Read more >

Photos: New Year Break in Cluj and Turda

ROMANIA | Thu, 7 Jan 2021 | By steve_and_emma | Photo Gallery

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Somethin's Happenin' Here / What It Is Ain't Exactly Clear.

USA | Wed, 6 Jan 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [111]

“GUESTS, LIKE FISH, BEGIN TO SMELL AFTER THREE DAYS.” Back when old Ben said that there was no refrigeration—heck, he hadn’t even done the kite in the thunderstorm thing yet. Even with refrigeration and air-con, Paul still must ... Read more >

Photos: Back in Cocoa

USA | Tue, 5 Jan 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery

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Good Riddance 2020—Hello 2021

USA | Fri, 1 Jan 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [101]

WE SEEM TO FIND OURSELVES AT BOYCE Thompson Arboretum every time we come to Arizona. We always enjoy ourselves and usually see something new. This time it was the brand new Wallace Desert Garden which adds another dimension—and 13 acres with a ... Read more >

Musical Instrument Museum

USA | Tue, 29 Dec 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [98]

PAUL TENDS TO FORGET THAT WE HAVE visited him in Arizona before—five times if memory serves. This year we're here to support him through the best and worst of the holiday season, not to be entertained. But Paul, who can’t help being the perfect-... Read more >

. . . And Early to Rise

USA | Sun, 27 Dec 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [98]

THE DAY BEGINS EARLY IN ARIZONA, at least it does at Casa Paul. Connie is the earliest bird. She is one of those unfortunates who can’t go back to sleep once awake so she rises at oh-dark-whatever. Paul, I’m assured, gets up before six on ... Read more >

A Very Grinchy Christmas

USA | Fri, 25 Dec 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [86]

WE CELEBRATED CHRISTMAS LIKE NORMAL FOLKS for the first time in years. We shared a delicious meal in the company of friends, quaffed a wassail or two and shared stories, both old and new. We didn’t exchange gifts or sing carols but Nick and Peggy ... Read more >

Arizona For The Holidays

USA | Tue, 22 Dec 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [104]

COVID BE DAMNED, WE HAVE TRADED palm trees for cactus, the Gulf of Mexico for the Sonoran Desert, humidity for dust and manatees for coyotes. Yeah, we’re spending the holidays in Arizona—Gold Canyon to be more exact—with our friend ... Read more >

Photos: Arizona

USA | Fri, 18 Dec 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery

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Long Weekend in Baile Herculane and Orsova

ROMANIA | Tue, 1 Dec 2020 | By steve_and_emma | Views [67]

It was a long weekend or ‘bridge’ as they call it in Romania, so we took the chance to explore more of this wonderful country. The holiday consisted of St Andrew’s Day, the patron saint of Romania and the National Day, which was when ... Read more >

Photos: Long Weekend in Baile Herculane and Orsova

ROMANIA | Tue, 1 Dec 2020 | By steve_and_emma | Photo Gallery

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A Flash of Green

USA | Sun, 29 Nov 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [103]

WHEN I FIRST READ ABOUT THE FLASH OF GREEN in a John D. MacDonald novel, I figured it was just more Margaritaville-hype of the “we live Florida and you don’t” variety.  Nadia Drake probably felt the same when she wrote in National ... Read more >

Gone Fishin'

USA | Fri, 27 Nov 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [163]

OLD-TIMERS DON’T NEED A LICENSE TO FISH in Florida.  Before the Dark Times descended you might see them lined up shoulder-to-shoulder on almost any bridge or pier—today they are keeping their social distance.  I prefer to be closer ... Read more >

Manatees Need Loving,Too

USA | Wed, 18 Nov 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [141]

IT’S NOT EASY BEING A MANATEE.  First off is the identity crisis.  We are not—and never have been—mermaids, despite what old-timey sailors may have you believe.  They must have been at sea way t-o-o long.  ... Read more >

Photos: Stroll along the Bega River

ROMANIA | Tue, 17 Nov 2020 | By steve_and_emma | Photo Gallery

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