Posted by: Barbara Evanhoe | December 30, 2010

Slow and Easy

That’s the perfect way to describe the tempo of this week between Christmas and the New Year.

Our weather has been downright cold at night, and – unless you were standing in the sunshine – too cool outside to hang out and enjoy yourself.

So, we have been sleeping very late, watching movies from Netflix, visiting with fellow campers (indoors), and rehearsing for an open mic night this Saturday evening at the Stephen Foster Folk Arts Center in White Springs.

Movies this week were “The Time Traveler’s Wife” and “Date Night”. Both would earn a couple of stars in our rating book, but I probably wouldn’t watch either one again.

Our next DVD is the fourth season of Northern Exposure, a series which I fell in love with when it first aired in the 90’s, and the sentiment has not diminished over the years. If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be Cicely, Alaska, the non-existent town where the series takes place.

Today we are taking a leisurely trip to Cedar Key…a small island town located on the gulf coast, known for its laid-back atmosphere, about a two hour drive from the campground.

Outdoor temperatures are taking an upward turn, into the 70’s, so it should be a good day to finally break the winter doldrums.

Tomorrow night we will ring in the New Year at a campground bash, featuring an early champagne toast at 10 p.m. for those who no longer care to hold off until midnight!

Will give a “full report” on Cedar Key soon…hope you all are staying warm and cozy, wherever you are.



  1. We found part of your blog very familiar today. We, too, love Northern Exposure. I bought a set for Dean for his birthday a couple of years ago and we have since bought the whole series. We have watched all of them and the last couple of nights we have been enjoying them again. By the way. Cicely is a real town but the name of it is Rosalyn (like the cafe at the beginning of the show) and it is located in the state of Washington just off I-90. We thought we might check it out someday when we’re up that way. We, too, would be happy to live there.
    Have a Happy New Year!

    • We are sooooo alike it’s scary! Maybe we should start a fan club – ha!

      • One of my favorite episodes is “Spring Break.” It’s Episode 5, Season 2. You’ve probably watched it already. Yes, we are alike in a lot of ways.
        I love the music they play in this episode and lots of others too.

  2. I’m looking forward to your Cedar Key blog post;it’s a trip! Mark and I spent a few hours there once.

    • Just returned from Cedar Key – it was great, and we met some interesting folks, and have a new place to play our music sometime soon…will post soon!

  3. We are in the middle of the fourth season of Northern Exposure right now, too! In fact, I was just getting ready to post a Facebook update about it (“Pretty certain that Northern Exposure is the most wonderful TV show ever made”) when I saw your post!

    Happy New Year’s Eve — have fun!

    • Great minds, eh? Happy New Year and Happy 3rd!

  4. Happy New Year to you! Wish we could toast 2011 wih you in person but know we wish the best to you in the new year- enjoy and keep posting your adventures!

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