Happy Christ's Birthday 2003
Terry & Betty Kennedy
1902 Lake Osborne Dr
Lake Worth, FL 33461
561 588 8919
This is a great time for us as we
celebrate our Savior's birth and our greatest year ever! All is
well in the Kennedy clan ... and the greatest news of all
is Jesus is Lord... today and forever!
From Penguins to
Porpoises, Puffins and Periwinkles......
From 58 degrees south to
58 degrees north......
From the Antarctic to the
....with Vermont, Alabama
and Florida in-between.
Terry wanted to do
something special for his 70th birthday so he and James took a cruise
around the southern tip of the world... from Valparaiso, Chile to
Buenos Aires, Argentina ... around the infamous Horn... experiencing the
excitement of the early explorers as they sailed the Beagle Channel, the Straits
of Magellan and the rugged Chilean Fjords. A day on horseback in the
mountains of Tierra del Fuego and side trips in the Patagonian wilds of
Chile and Argentina as well as the Falkland Islands rounded
out the adventure. You can visit their website to take the tour with
Betty and Terry headed
north to the Arctic to spend some time with James who did a short term as
a Physical Therapist on Kodiak Island in the Gulf of
Alaska. Glaciers, whales, puffins and periwinkles, eagles, a week
on the ferry Tustumena... guests of the Alaskan Marine
Highways ... stranded in Homer with a broken elevator.. added
to the great atmosphere of adventure we were experiencing. Take a
look at http://www.wedidit.org/alaska2003/
Kayaking open ocean,
camping on abandoned islands, flying to native villages, watching eagles and
other wildlife, .... definitely a repeat destination!
We bought James'
hide-a-way home on the Hillabee Outback in the mountains
near the Talladega National Forest. He moved back
to New England (Newburyport, Mass) to be near old friends and start a new career
as the American editor of an international Sports Medicine journal.
He expects to finish his doctorate in Sports Medicine this year. Betty and
I really enjoy just hanging out in the woods there.
Kym and family joined us
in our Dolphin 35' RV this summer as we made our way through the Pennsylvania
Dutch country and the Adirondacks to our camp in Vermont. Vermont
was great! We hadn't been there for a few years so was good to swim in the
river, bird-watch, cook on an open wood fire, drink our own clear, pure, cold
spring water. Ah, the simple life; Terry didn't shave and Betty
picked all the berries and grapes she wanted.. and took long walks in the woods
with Blue, James' wonderful dog who spent the summer with us.
We're back at home in
Lake Worth, Florida for the winter. It is very comfortable here and it's
good to be back to the old South Florida routine. Our yard has grown up
since we left ... getting more and more like a jungle... yet the limes, bananas
and oranges are still bearing. After being in the hardwood forests all
summer, watching the deep greens turn to glorious autumn colors, and
finally wondering at the leafless skeletons frozen in sleep for the
winter.... it is good to see the perpetual green of the sub-tropics and to daily
dine in our own grove.....
Shelly and family are
well and live close by. We have missed them, especially granddaughter
Maeve. They grow up much too soon. Ron and family have moved
back to the US after a number of successful years in Europe. They
live on a ranch in Mt Vernon, Wash with grandchildren Alyse and Ryan.
It has been a wonderful
70th for Terry.. lots of adventure and best of all, the most togetherness
we've had in our 43 years of family life.