Approaching the end of our first 6 month of travel, we left Florida, appreciative of the abundant wildlife, warm springs, cuban food, and friends and family we got to see during 6 weeks of travel in this large state. We also left with colds, fatigue, and briefly, with a loss of enthusiasm for travel. We realized this as we ran through St. Augustine and Savannah without any real savoring of the museums and history, taking few photos, and failing to chat up the locals as we usually do. We weren’t savoring much of anything except the food. It was clearly time to …just…stop…moving. We rented an affordable room for a week near Hilton Head Island, in an house on a golf course, with a tennis court and pool across the street, and a movie theatre and restaurants within walking distance. It included 4 hours of plein air watercolor instruction by the artist/owner Gert Palmer (her work featured) and use of her studio. Our plan: no driving for a week.


 It then rained non-stop for 3 days, forcing us to stay in the cozy house, sleeping late, reading, watching movies, drinking tea, playing with Lety, taking hot baths, and….not driving. Often, the simplest things provide the greatest pleasure. Happy Valentine’s Day, all ya’ll!

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than dreaming”. -Dr. Seuss


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About Sally

A Studio Artist and painter trained at Stanford university, Sally has since then graduated from a long career as an Attorney with the Public Defender, and returned to painting. Living in Mexico with her son for a year, they adopted a feral dog, Lety. Sally's son left for college and their dog adopted her new best friend, Steven.


  1. Paul Feinberg


    Hi. I hope that you are well. We received an email from a Sally M at This Sally M was in the Phillipines and needed money. It seemed like a scam but we didn’t want to leave you in the lurch if it was true. Please advise.

    Best regards


    1. Steven

      Hi Paul. Horrible virus….utilized a hot mail email account I have not used in 15 years. By opening it, it then cleaned out my yahoo email of all contents. Fortunately, I had opened a new email and had contents moved. From now on please delete any email from me except: or from this web site. Sorry for the hassle. Good luck with your landscapes opening at McGuire Real Estate.

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