New Leaves

Jul 24, 2014 by Arthur

Mackinac Bridge

The Mackinac Bridge is currently the fifth longest suspension bridge in the world. It is also the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere. The bridge connects the lower peninsula with the upper peninsula of Michigan. The bridge opened to traffic on November 1, 1957 and is five miles long.


Jul 23, 2014 by Arthur

Tahquamenon Falls

The Upper Tahquamenon Falls is the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi River. Up to 50,000 gallons of water per second are propelled 50 feet down into the river below, sustaining a thunderous roar in the heart of an otherwise peaceful Michigan state park. In winter, the power of the falls is halted, frozen and preserved in the breathtaking beauty of crystalized water columns.


May 04, 2014 by Arthur

Natchez Trace Parkway

If you’re looking for a scenic drive where the pace is relaxed and the views are truly calming, I would encourage you to consider the Natchez Trace. You won’t find any amusement parks or tourist resorts along the way, but you will find yourself refreshed when you arrive at your destination.


Apr 16, 2014 by Arthur

Flowers and Rebellion

As we are enjoying the lovely spring-blooming trees, shrubs, and flowers along the way, on this leg of our trip, we are also reading in the book of Numbers in our Bible reading plan. Today we read the part where Aaron’s rod budded, and it reminded me of how God uses nature to show us Himself.


Apr 14, 2014 by Arthur

Naval Museum

Pensacola is home to the National Naval Aviation Museum. And it’s the world’s largest naval aviation museum with more than 350,000 square feet of exhibit space…and the admission is $0.


Apr 12, 2014 by Arthur

What a Life!

Looking for a place to relax? Want a place to feel the air push through your hair or hear the sounds of the surf rolling up on the beach? Have we got a spot for you!


Mar 20, 2014 by Arthur

More re: One Step…

Bonnie’s article was a good “catch up” for what we’ve been doing for the last six weeks. Her scriptural thoughts on “doing all for the glory of God,” and “come away and rest,” are certainly great truths of God for all of us today. But, I’m still feeling that “itch” of trying to figure out “where do we belong?” and “what are we to do now?” and “why doesn’t the Lord speak and show His plan to us?”


Mar 18, 2014 by Bonnie

One Step at a Time

Yes, it’s been six weeks since we’ve written a blog. Each day has been a new adventure, and we are blessed.


Feb 01, 2014 by Arthur

What Do We Do Now?

As I write this blog entry, my wife and I are sitting in the front seat of our van in the middle of a campground deep in the Everglades, typing away on our computers. The day is a cloudy and rainy one, and we’re both feeling a little bit of energy loss, perhaps due to the cool temperatures, mosquito bites, and cloudy rainy weather. So, the question is: what do we do now?


Jan 31, 2014 by Arthur

Flat Visits Royal Palm

Flat Eric enjoys hiking the trails in the Everglades, especially since he doesn't have to walk and is carried everywhere, but he particularly enjoyed being on the Anhinga and Gumbo-Limbo trails at Royal Palm Visitor Center.


Jan 31, 2014 by Bonnie


In the Everglades, we’ve been privileged to attend several ranger programs. We went on a canoe trip through the ponds and mangrove swamps, where we saw a huge crocodile! We also went on a driving trip to learn about the flora and fauna in all its diversity at different sites in the park. We attended several talks, and learned about manatees, crocodiles and alligators, and even “animal romance.” Did you know that the Everglades is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles live together?


Jan 21, 2014 by Bonnie

On the Road Again—Florida Redux

Weeeee’re baaaaacccck! Yes, the Joyces have begun their wandering again. On January 15, after spending the holidays with our family in north Georgia, we hit the road again, heading for warmer places. And just in time! We just missed the recent Arctic weather that has wreaked havoc across the eastern United States. It has been great to be in sunny (but not always warm) Florida during this time.


Dec 20, 2013 by Bonnie

Christmas Letter 2013

Christmas 2013 - Dearest family and friends,

Greetings to you all this blessed Christmas season! We have been blessed beyond measure during this first year of retirement, but those blessings pale in comparison the awesome gift God gave to us over 2000 years ago!


Dec 17, 2013 by Bonnie

2013- in Review—The Budget

2013 is history, and we have now been retired one year. We have been very blessed to travel not only in Florida, but “around the edges” of the US, from Michigan across to Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC, down the coast of California to Los Angeles, and across the south on to the panhandle of Florida, before heading back to our base in Georgia.


Nov 18, 2013 by Arthur

Into the Sunset

Gulf Shores, AL beach offered a relaxing and refreshing opportunity for a stroll into the sunset.