I seem to be quoting Mark Twain a lot these days. I relate to the iconoclastic old southern riverboat captain… He grew up on the river not far from Memphis and he also loved hoppin on a boat and traveling to his favorite places. He once wrote in a letter to a friend, “There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage.” and God knows we felt that way leaving the islands and returning home.
But… Home is our favorite place to come home to and work furnishes us with the most excellent justification to escape to that cheerful, careless voyage – again.

Things are getting back to normal for us here at Rocky Point. We’re both back in the gym trying to sweat off some of that island fun we consumed while enjoying the Abacos. Kind of a do it yourself rehab. Work is good. It’s nice to be back in the saddle and fighting the good fight. (Creating that most excellent justification)

The pain from losing Sadie is getting better and slowly turning into an itch to find a new pup. We’re trying to resist but we’re not sure if Radar will let us. He’s been awfully lonesome.

It’s been incredibly hot and dry around Memphis. 100+ degrees for a couple of weeks now. We put out water for the critters in the woods – they really seem to appreciate it.
The deer have become fairly comfortable with us. They’re cautious but they don’t mind us getting close. We posted earlier about the deer that didn’t want to leave Rocky Point. Now we see why. This is her fawn.
We see Lucy (Yeah… Mel named her.) every evening when she brings her fawn by for a drink and a nibble of the freshly watered green grass in our backyard. Radar is our deer alarm… as soon as he spots them he gives a throaty little growl to alert us of their presence.
It’s fun watching the little one grow up.

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