Meet & Greet

Izzy is the newest member of the family here on Cross Lane.  Our children no longer live here but that doesn’t mean Izzy is all alone.  When we brought her home, we had two peacocks and two cats with whom she has to learn to peacefully live.  The proud peacock has no trouble letting all […]

General Home in Georgia Our Pets

Chew! Chew!

Izzy has discovered an intense love for shoes.   She seems to have a special sense of shoes not put away.   It is true that dog’s like to chew on things that smell like their people.  Shoes are the perfect remedy for teething pain.   Shoes also have an interesting story to tell.  The smells and odors […]

General Home in Georgia Our Pets

The name game

Steve and I never asked for advice naming our children.  We quietly had a few names we liked for each child and once born we chose the name from our list.  We had a much longer list for our little puppy.   Our children gave suggestions that were added to the list.  Some of our friends […]

General Home in Georgia Our Pets

Let sleeping dogs lie…

Our first night with a little puppy was not too bad.  She woke about every 2-4 hours.  I took the middle of the night walks outside and Steve took the early morning ones since he is the earliest riser.   Lucky for us puppies at 8-12 weeks old need 18-20 hours of sleep to rest her […]


Puppy Love

(4/14/18) Steve docked Meandering Joy like a pro–we have returned to this slip at this Lambs Yacht Center several times and he has it down.  Lambs is a great place to leave a boat because of it’s covered slips and fresh water.  Salt and sun do some damage to a boat.  I had the boat […]

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The Huckins Fleet Welcome

Clearing the sometimes closed CSX railroad bridge in Jacksonville, we entered  in a wider (and shallower)  section of the St. Johns River closer to the Ortega River and our final destination at Lambs Yacht Center.  Lainey, our daughter works in Jacksonville.  We were hoping to meet up with her when we got tied up to […]


Hello Jacksonville!

(4/13/18)  Jacksonville has become almost like home.  We always return here after trips to the Bahamas.  Meandering Joy stays under a covered slip at Lamb’s Yacht center on the Ortega River.  The area is sometimes called marina mile because there are so many marinas along the Ortega.   There are several places from St. Augustine to […]


Sleepy St. Augustine

(4/13/18) Most of St. Augustine was still sleeping when we pulled away from the River Edge Marina.  It was a nice quiet morning to see this beautiful historic city.   The Bridge of Lions in St. Augustine has a strict opening policy.  The bridge master will open the bridge on the hour and half hour […]


Sights along the way

(4/12/18) We left early from Titusville to get to St. Augustine because it is about 100 miles which takes like what seems forever if you are traveling at 8kn an hour.  There is  with a very long “No Wake” zone south of New Smyrna Beach.  We don’t create much wake anyway at 8kn.  We usually […]


Haulover Canal

(4/12/18) The Haulover Canal is home to many manatees.  It was incorporated into the Intracoastal Waterway in 1927 and is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  It is north of Merritt Island Florida and is near the former site of Allenhurst, a community  which was demolished along with 12 others when the Kennedy […]