It hardly seems as if another year has some and gone, but I look at our calendar and it absolutely declares it is New Years Eve, 2018. A year ago I was recovering from my stroke (December 28th), and grateful to have no lasting after effects except that now I am on blood pressure medication. My doctor said "Clarke, you just won the lottery!"....I could have had paralysis, or been dead, but just got a warning instead, and got to go on about my life. In March of 2018 we finished our gig at the Grand Canyon, and headed home to SoCal for about a month to spend time with kids, and their kids before we headed to Maine for the summer. We took a month to make the 3,000+ mile drive to Southwest Harbor adding many wonderful memories along the way. We worked for about 3 months at Smuggler's Den, and then spent the next 5 weeks hiking and enjoying Acadia National Park. Then we took another 5 weeks to travel to Campbellsville, KY to work at Amazon. During that interval we spent time in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York City, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Connecticut before landing at Amazon for 8 weeks. In the process we ticked off 6 more states we had not previously visited and can now claim to have visited the lower 48 states in our Newell.....only Alaska remains.
After Amazon we flew home to visit our children once again, and then made our way to Cedar Key, FL for New Years.....we last spent New Years day here in January of 2013, and now it is January of 2019. In just 31 days we will celebrate the end of our 7th nomadic year, and the beginning of our 8th year on the road. It sincerely does not feel as if it has been 7 years since we began our journey. I think it can now be said we have officially earned our nomadic credentials after 7 years.
To begin our 3rd day in Cedar Key we headed out for the obligatory 1.5 mile walk into town to have some coffee and pastry at the 1842 Daily Grind, and then walk around downtown Cedar Key, and here are some of the sights we saw along the way.......
....we had also planned to return to the Cedar Key downtown area (2nd Street) to watch the 3rd annual 9 pm 'ball drop' at Bonish Studio, but we opted to spend a quiet evening together seeing in the New Year....with a few naps thrown in along the way we both managed to be awake at 12:01 am, and officially wished each other 'Happy New Year', then headed off to dreamland one more time......yup, there is no wasted time in Cedar Key!
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