Malcolm and I sold our business and retired in 2006. In the beginning, we struggled to find our “new identity” as a retired couple. Through trial and error, we managed to get to a comfortable place where we know what we want out of our retirement years.
What we want, is to have a home base that is reasonably close to where our daughter lives, some time set aside each year for travel and adventure, and a balanced lifestyle that includes hobbies, volunteer work, friends, and family. Fitness and health are very important at this stage of life and while we do pay attention, we are not fanatical about what we eat or how much we exercise. Moderation works best for us.
Where We Live
We live in Florida where the sun shines 95% of the time and temperatures average in the 80s for most of the year. We are surrounded by water and flat terrain. Both of which provide great opportunities to get out and enjoy the outdoors.
Our home is located on the Treasure Coast of Florida, between Palm Beach and Orlando. We have access to several international airports, universities, hospitals, theaters, and fine dining establishments. Our town has a well-developed network of volunteer opportunities and an abundance of community activities.
A walkable Main Street and beautiful beaches draw seasonal tourists to our quaint little town.
About Our Blog
Malcolm and I enjoy biking, hiking, kayaking, traveling, and planning future travels. Malcolm loves to cook and I love to take photographs and write blog posts. Our posts are photo intensive and reflect our retirement lifestyle. We often include recipes, decorating tips, travel guides, book reviews, and insights we’ve gained while traveling this journey. We keep things casual and as real as possible as we invite our readers to contribute to every conversation.
Oh, the Places We Will Go…
When we are not enjoying life in our hometown, we like to travel. I prefer cruising, while Malcolm prefers road trips. After the disruption of Covid from 2019 to 2021, we are getting back on track and have a few adventures on the horizon. The photos below are from past travels and are a small sampling of the variety we enjoy.
Beyond Our Hometown
We can watch the sunrise on the Atlantic and set on the Gulf of Mexico on the same day, should we choose to do so. Coast to Coast is a short three-hour drive. The Florida Keys are a bit further, but still accessible, and the Forgotten Coast is a day trip away. Our beloved Treasure Coast provides a myriad of activities, with nooks and crannies still to be discovered.
From Tallahassee to Miami, our cities and towns are culturally diverse, laid back, trendy, eclectic, and always fun to visit. We have more State Parks than we could ever visit, although we are trying and our wetlands and preserves are teeming with nature just waiting to be discovered. This is paradise, and we get to call it home!
We hope you will follow along as we continue our journey.