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A YOUNG RETIREMENT

We traveled to Paris, Ireland, Ecaudor, Panama, and Costa Rica. We would still be traveling if not for the negligent actions of Go South Adventure Tours, Costa Rica. Jane broke her wrist and needed surgery ASAP. So we had to pack up and head back to Wisconsin. You can read more about that in The Story and Reason.

I started this new site as a continuation of the other because of two reasons. One, we are now back in the states and not abroad anymore. Second, I loaded my photos at too large of a file size and I ran out of storage. That site will aways be there and I will have links on this site back to it.

We are now residing in Port Charlotte, Florida and decided to make it our permanent home. We will be sharing our new adventures from here and anywhere else we travel. We also will be posting pictures of of the beautiful flowers, wildlife, sunsets, and interesting things we come across. For our over 300 follows, welcome aboard and hope you enjoy our adventures into retirement.

Thanks Bud and Jane

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99 Replies to “About”

  1. Thank you for the follow of my blog. I am happy to join your followers as I am also “retired” and “young”. I retired at 50 due to some health challenges but have been lucky and am now very well, ,busier than ever and spending winters in Florida! I wish I was back there now as Ontario is cold ( flurries forecast for Sunday!!!) and very wet. Ah well, c’est la vie!

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  2. OK – I’m glad you know how to do it. It’s a bit of a pain (in terms of time) but worth it to save the space. I’m also not sure if the larger photos take a lot more time to load on other people’s slower machines or web services. So I think it’s well worth the effort. Enjoy your retirement(s). πŸ™‚

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  3. Thank you so much for liking my blog post(s). I just noticed that you said (above) that you had loaded pictures with too large a file size (or too many small ones) onto your old site. So did you know that you can reduce them in size ? I use some software to bring them down to around 150K, but even the picture viewer has that capability I think. Let me know if you’d like more information or advice and I’ll do some research for you. (I used to be in IT so should be able to come up with something. πŸ™‚ )

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    1. Thank you for the information. Yes I thought about going back and reducing the size but at the point there were too many photos. I now do it on the new site as well as linking most of the right from Flickr

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  4. Hi Bud & Jane what a great blog you have, loved the pics and the post retirement activity. Thanks for following my blog and let us stay connected. Waiting to see more of your flowers and sunset. Keep smiling and happy πŸ™‚

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  5. Hello Bud and Jane from Downunder! It’s nice to catch up with fellow CeeFFC-ers! Thanks so much for checking out my Daytripper Sippers and following. I’m having a great look around your photos. cheeky, fun and creative takes on the challenges! I’m a sucker for a your beautiful sunsets! See you for the next challenge. Cheerios, CC

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  6. Hello Bud and Jane, what a sweet photo of the two of you, it’s nice to see who is behind a blog! Thanks very much for stopping by my blog and visiting. And the follow. I see you love to take photos so please do feel free to join in the photo challenge for fountains, we’d love to have you!

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  7. Thank you so much for following Oh, the Places We See. What a pleasure getting to know you better and to see that your retirement has many similarities to ours. Best wishes for continued good health so you can see even more!

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  8. Thank you for visiting keith kreates.
    I have to admit, as our son and his family live in Florida, the temptation to cross over is very strong. Only two things stop us:
    1. The cost of healthcare, and
    2. The possibility, however remote, that Donald Trump could end up in the Oval Office.
    For the time being at least, we’ll stick with France, with the odd trip out when finances permit.

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    1. Thank you for your reply. I am going to sign up to follow you. Was no normal follow button but will put in my email. Also we may be moving too if Trump were to be elected. Yikes what a thought. Bud

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  9. Thanks for the follow. If you search back on my blog you will find daily blogs for our 7 day cruise to Spain and our 25 day cruise to New Zealand, the Fiji Islands, and New Caledonia. Nice to connect.

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  10. You are blessed to be able to travel. My husband won’t retire for about 7 more years. Visiting from the A-Z challenge. That was one horror story about Costa Rico. The photos of the hospital was unreal.

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  11. Thank you for your visit to my blog! It is great to visit yours! So—you were originally from Wisconsin? I am still here…I did leave for awhile…and I am hoping I can move again soon. Love your photos! We are so blessed to have you share your travels among us! Thank you! Blessings to you both!

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  12. Thanks for visiting my site and for the Follow. Looks like you have a great home base; being a former Floridian, I am familiar with the Port Charlotte area. Look forward to seeing you again.

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  13. I’m envious of you… sun, sea, sand and seagulls! Here in Ireland we only have sea, sand and seagulls, if we’re lucky. Thanks for following OMBH… I hope you find a smile or two when you visit! πŸ˜‰

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  14. Hopefully you will recover fully and keep enjoying travels over the world! Thank you for the follow – and I will pick up those words in your header…about retirement. I have quit my stressful job in order not to die too early…
    See you soon! Happy travels!

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  15. Hi folks, thank your for visiting Renaissance Musings, and I do appreciate the “following.” I have been on this blog more than two years and more than 700 posts. I look forward to seeing more of your posts.
    Jeff

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  16. Good luck to you in your adventures to come. Florida is pretty nice. I recently visited Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and the Keys. Key West and Key Largo were my favorite. I hope to return when it’s not crowded.

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  17. I like your blog caption – Retired From Work, Not Life. That’s my philosophy too. There is simply too much to explore and experience. Maybe someday I’ll slow down … just not yet πŸ™‚

    Happy Travels πŸ™‚

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  18. Hi there,
    I am so glad to “meet” a fellow Florida resident & another veteran traveler. I’m afraid you can’t get rid of the travel bug once in your system. It will start gnawing again when wrist heals. From my backpacking days to present, thru Indochina, India, Europe … oh, plus I’m from Singapore & my husband is Australian and we now live in the US, I think you will be checking travel sites on the internet very soon. πŸ˜€ BTW, your flower pics are just beautiful!

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  19. I retired exactly ten years before then You and I can say that life continues. We are busy in our life, both having own hobbies, I photographing and my wife making different kinds of crafts with her hands, like quilting, knitting and beading. Together we love outdoors visiting beautiful places and having experiences.

    You live in a paradise – enjoy life!

    P.S. About me.

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  20. how exciting, i look forward to doing this myself one day. thanks for reading and following and i look forward to following the two of you on your adventures. best, beth

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  21. Hi there,
    Thanks for taking the time to stop by my little corner of the Blogosphere and for the follow. Your support is greatly appreciated. I hope you enjoyed you visit and look forward to seeing more from you.
    Have a great day, πŸ™‚
    Eddie

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