Knee Deep In It

It's good though

Hi, thanks for stopping by our little island in the sun. We're Norm & Deb, and we retired in 2017 at ages 56 & 52. We started blogging because we wanted to tell our story and stay in touch with friends old and new. Together we went on this journey because we wanted to live our lives on purpose, not on some type of autopilot that many people find themselves on. We also wanted to live someplace warm! So off we went to points South with a few detours along the way.

The blog is named for how we feel about this new life together. We're knee deep in it, whether it's going great (the only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair...), or when it's less than perfect (that's life baby). Everything's Gonna Be Alright.

If you are new here, please go ahead and take a look at where this all began (button below), and then work through the stories and places we've been. You can also click the Subscribe button to get an email each time we put up a new post (no Spam - guaranteed!).


Tuck in and enjoy the ride with us, and please send along your questions and comments!

Vieques, Puerto Rico

If you are here looking for info on Vieques, Puerto Rico, we have a treat for you. You can find our first post upon arriving in Vieques (and click through the rest from there). Vieques is a whole lot about the beaches (an accurate count is difficult but it's at least 50, several accessible only by boat and some remain off-limits). So we put together a beach map & directory which we update and improve as we go. Click the map icon below to go to the Vieques Beach Map page and let us know your thoughts please!

Recent Posts

Miles and Miles

We decide to explore the miles of beaches on the east coast of Florida, and guess what? We find miles and miles of beaches!

Hurry Up and Wait

Once again dodging storms, we find a new place to park our flip flops.

Summer Wine

We go to wine country in Colorado, and learn about the peacefulness of a small valley of farmers and winemakers.


We (re)learn the hard way that Colorado doesn’t care what time of year it is. If it wants to be cold, it’s going to be cold.

The Breeze

We continue to move along, by plane and by car, to points unknown.

Here We Go Again

We head out of Vieques, PR to points unknown.