Merry Christmas

Christmas 2020, the Holiday Spirit With Built in Social Distancing🎅🏻😉 – by Randy

Like families the world over, we are adjusting to the new norms in a world with COVID-19. We have limited our family gatherings, forgone the holiday parties, and avoided public places. As followers of this blog already know we have spent 5 previous Christmases aboard. This year we decided to enjoy Christmas in Florida at Caladesi Island State Park. We are attaching a short video to share some of the isolated beauty that we experienced this Christmas.

It turned out to be the perfect socially distant choice given the circumstances of 2020. We arrived at Caladesi Island on December 22 and stayed through Christmas Day. The beautiful Caladesi Island Marina (a 100 plus slip marina with floating docks) was empty, save two other intrepid cruising couples who, like us, wanted to spend Christmas afloat on one of Florida’s most beautiful and isolated state parks.

Dolphin at sunset
Dolphin at sunset
Ronan & Ryan
Ronan & Ryan

We hope everyone enjoyed their holiday and are wishing everyone all the best in the New Year! Hopefully, 2021 will give us all the opportunity to enjoy a more traditional and festive holiday season.

Cheers 2020
Cheers 2020
Beach snowman
Beach snowman

10 thoughts on “Christmas 2020, the Holiday Spirit With Built in Social Distancing🎅🏻😉 – by Randy

  1. Joranch

    Merry Christmas from Texas!  Thank you for the updates.  Wishing you a Happy 2021.Vernell OwenP.S.  Casey says hello to all of you!  Especially his brother Marlow.

    Sent from the all new Aol app for iOS

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  2. Rick Odato

    Awesome! Caldesi Island is one of my favorite places. Glad you’re enjoying it. The boys are growing like crazy.

    Best, Rick

    *Rick Odato, Flying Photo GeekMatterport Service Partner*

    941-730-4461 | rick@odato.com http://www.suncoastskyview.com 5904 Java Plum Lane, Bradenton, FL 34203

    On Tue, Dec 29, 2020 at 8:08 PM pilotsdiscretiondotcom wrote:

    > Randy posted: ” Like families the world over, we are adjusting to the new > norms in a world with COVID-19. We have limited our family gatherings, > forgone the holiday parties, and avoided public places. As followers of > this blog already know we have spent 5 previous Chris” >

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  3. John Davis

    Randy & family – enjoyed video and stills. Ryan & Ronan have grown. See some recognizable “ingredients” for snowman on beach, but are the body/head pieces of old tree trunks? An interesting build.

    John

    On Tue, Dec 29, 2020 at 8:08 PM pilotsdiscretiondotcom wrote:

    > Randy posted: ” Like families the world over, we are adjusting to the new > norms in a world with COVID-19. We have limited our family gatherings, > forgone the holiday parties, and avoided public places. As followers of > this blog already know we have spent 5 previous Chris” >

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  4. W.K.B.

    Enjoy your life as all should. Best wishes from the Blackwell’s. Shared experience of lost pet. New member of family is another Whippet – Mystic! And he will never fly unless in my lap (so says my pilot client) Keep in touch and be safe.

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    1. Randy Post author

      Great to hear from you Walter. We are sorry to hear you lost one of your dogs. You and I both recognized long ago that nearly the only flaw in a dog is their too short time with us. Mystic may not yet recognize it but he hit the lotto to be adopted by you👍🐶

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  5. Sylvia

    Hi Randy and Theresa!

    What a wonderful way to spend Christmas! I love the snowman and the other great ideas you all had! It was mostly great weather for it, too!
    I can hardly believe how grown up and handsome the boys are now!!! How lucky they are to have you two as parents!!
    Here’s hoping 2021 will improve greatly! Have a good one!!

    Warmest best wishes!
    Sylvia

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