So, on one of our days off, we decided to visit the Everglades! Not a long drive from our campsite in Big Cypress we head to Shark Valley. This is one of three entrances into Everglades National Park. Our plan is to visit here, go to Earnest Coe gate (southern entrance) to see Flamingo Campground, … More Miami


Arriving in Naples, Florida at 3 in the afternoon we had lots of traffic. Actually, my pet peeve about Florida is just that: traffic! We managed and finally parked at Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center. After meeting Isobel (lady who hired us), we found ourselves filling out paperwork and other logistical administration issues. Oasis Visitor … More Lost!

Seneca Rocks!

“Seneca Rocks! ” Preface: Have John Denver’s song “Take Me Home, Country Roads” running through your head. Seneca Rocks is an unincorporated town in West Virginia. It is in the Allegheny Mountains and is beautiful! Not far from Virginia, the mountains are steep and covered with mostly deciduous trees (trees with leaves). There are exceptions … More Seneca Rocks!

Follow the Geese

We put it off long enough. Maine summer has been hanging on and what a September! But time is running short and we need to be in southern Florida by October 1st. So here we are, vacating our lovely spot at Owen’s estate in Leeds, Maine, to do what geese have been doing for eons; … More Follow the Geese

Holy Cow!

Not knowing where home is creates a whole different mindset. Deb and I can literally say, “Home is where we park it!” So, since July 16, 2019, we have been gypsies. This past summer has seen us camp at Littlefield Beaches in Woodstock, plan a camping trip to Cathedral Pines in Eustis, stay in my … More Holy Cow!

“Back 40”

Summer is fast coming to an end! In less than 4 weeks, we will be on the road to a warmer climate. Thanks to my friend, Owen, and cousins (and friends) Craig and Sherry, we were able to survive our “homelessness” in relative comfort. Our friends, Craig and Sherry with us on a hike.    … More “Back 40”


What a summer! The wet spring finally has given way to another hot, beautiful Maine summer. To make the summer even more exciting, we decided to sell our house. Such are the adventures of the Decker family… Love this picture of my mom. Wish Deb was in it but someone had to do the shutter. … More Homeless

Mission 22

As I prepare my next newspaper article, I am reflecting on the events of the past weekend. Mission 22 held a car rally in New Hampshire. First, let me explain the organization of “Mission 22”. It is an organization that has a mission of stopping veteran suicides. It uses a multifaceted approach focusing on mental … More Mission 22


As life would have it, I have embarked on a new “career”. Or should I just say, “A new life experience”. No, I’m still married to my beautiful wife (although I wonder why she still keeps me!). And no, I haven’t moved away from my hometown of Turner, Maine (Yet!). And NO, I haven’t adorned … More Newspaper