2018 was a watershed year for us. After several years of providing care and support for Betsy’s mother in Sarasota, FL, at 93, she passed. We left Sarasota in early June and headed for California where our daughter was married at Lake Tahoe.

Shortly after, we started a three-month housesit in Santa Cruz.  Then two weeks in Monterey followed by a month in Bonny Doon, California. We drove across country to Alexandria, VA,  arriving on Thanksgiving Day and spent three months housesitting.

While there we applied for residency visas in Portugal at the embassy! That country may become our home base with access to Europe and the U.S.

March 17, we left for the Netherlands. On April 2nd we landed in Porto, Portugal! We are approaching one year since we left Sarasota. What a year!