Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Answer

Our big surprise is that we are moving !!! Dad has accepted a new job in Jacksonville, Florida and we are going to to become beach babes - well probably not considering neither of us like getting out feet wet and the thought of sand in our fur makes us shudder - but there will be lots of parks and other amazing places to visit. We are so excited especially Mom who spent most of her life living within 5 minutes of the beach and misses it terribly. She keeps mumbling about the smell of the salt air, warm sunshine and lots of palm trees. The only thing we want is good air conditioning :)

Here is how Mom's evil mind set the clues
hint #1 - the hint is in the name and "Jackson" is part of it (Jackson-ville)
hint #2 - Dugongs live there but Manatees live here (manatees live in Florida)
hint #3 - the population of a city there (the population of Jacksonville)
hint #4 - there are lots of beaches and sunshine there (Florida)
hint #5 - the hint is in the name - SHE from lives there (Sydney from lives in Florida)
hint #6 - This state is famous for growing these (Florida is famous for growing oranges)

We know lots of you thought we were going to Australia and YES we will be doing that when Dad retires in a couple of years and that will be whole other adventure :)


  1. Oh wow!!! How exciting!!! Florida sounds fantastic!!! You boys are going to have lots of sunshine, beautiful beach walkies and fruits.

    Can't wait to hear more adventures of yours in Florida!

  2. Congratulations you guys! We know you will love this wonderful new big adventure!

  3. Wow, Florida! You had us totally flummoxed. All the best for the move and we look forward to your explorations of those lovely parks. But Florida is a long way from Shetland, climate-wise. Insist on VERY POWERFUL air-conditioning.
    Toodle pip!

  4. Hari OM
    Wooohooooo - what a fabby thing for you all; moving is its own kinda stress, but one which will be worth it. As an expat Aussie living by a beach in Scotland... I totally get what your mum is sayin'!

    (I am often looking in guys, but had to take time to comment today, 'cuz this struck chords in my sunny bone...)

    Blessings hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. Blimey got that so wrong...what a dummy. We know you will have a wonderful time. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. Congratulations Dad!
    Wow, you handsome fellas are gonna show those beach pups a thing or two!
    And all that warm sunshine for Mom, yay!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. Wow tell your Dad that I am very happy for him. Florida, wow, the ocean, wow!!! Running along the beach wow!
    Oranges off the rose

  8. Oh you will move to the sunshinestate? how cool is that! will you miss your park and your lake? maybe you can put the park in a box and the lake in a bowl to take them with you?
    easy rider

  9. Oh squeals!! Oh my piggy heavens! That is totally awesome. I love that. The beach - the fun! My uncle Mike lives in Jacksonville, Florida. Oh squeals - your parents and my parents could actually meet up one day. How fun would that be?!! Conpigulations on the job and move. XOXO - Bacon

  10. Your news made us smile! This is so exciting!
    Gosh, you guys have to pack up your entire railroad and Blogville buildings. You'll have lots of packing to do!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  11. I am very happy for your new adventure in Sunny Warm in Winter Florida. Just what your mom needs is a warmer winter.
    Maybe you should think about furstealer like my mom takes me to.

  12. OMD OMD NOT just a VaKashun... butt a MOVE to Florida... That is gonna be very much EXCITING... we can't WAIT to see and hear all about the whole adventure.

  13. Oh, how totally exciting! Congrats to your dad! We hope the move goes well - and we can't wait to see all the cool places you guys go!!!

  14. Well, that is just wonderful news - think of all the new fun places you can visit. Will you be able to move the train village without too much disruption?

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  15. How exciting!! A big move for you!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  16. YAY for ADVENTURE! Congrats on your move! But we did hope your mom was going to go home for a visit. Me and Stanley would love the beach!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  17. Wow, how nice! Hope you won't be too hot with all that hair.
    Dip and Elliot x

  18. WOWSA!!!! How exciting!!! I am sooooo happy for your seems she misses the warm weather! Butts, yes! AC is most impawtent!!
    Ruby ♥

  19. Oh how exciting. We think it sounds wonderful, especially the beach part. We hope you meet many new furriends on your walks. No worries and love Stella and Rory

  20. Florida sounds fun and WARM! I have to admit to thinking about being another Canadian Snowbird when I retire and spend my winters down south.

  21. Eggciting! I's been to Florida before and really liked it.

  22. No more winters for your mama! That's wonderful news.

    We'll be looking forward to seeing all the new places you find to explore.

  23. Oh how exciting! You'll have a whole new area to explore and blog about! out for gators.

  24. I hope you two learn to love sand and the ocean! Sounds like an awesome adventure you are all ready to have!

    Growing up, it was one of the places my parents test-drove in their quest for a warmer climate. My mom was freaked by the lizards that would get into the house despite her best efforts - so that's how we ended up in Arizona.

  25. Hope you like it in Florida. We could never live there, but many people love it. We do love the ocean, though.

  26. Well...glad for Mom...hope you guys enjoy it also.

    The Mad Scots

  27. Congratulations all around. Wow moving! How pawsome is that.

  28. warm weather most of the year!!! Yay!!

  29. Congrats on the big move!

    Aroo to you,

  30. That is pawsome!! We're sure you are all going to LOVE the sunshine and warmth, especially your mom!! How exciting!!!
    Wally & Sammy

  31. That is SO excited! My peep LOVES the beach!

  32. WOOHOO!!!! What a fun and exciting time for you all!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  33. Don't know if we are happier for your mom or you, sounds like your mom. We guessed Florida but not that you would be living there! Good thing we are just friends on the Internet so we don't have to say goodbye. Love Dolly

  34. Our good friend Miss Charlee lives in Florida with her Jessy and Dan humans and Jessy's birdies, and Lane cat. It can get very hot and muggy there. You'd better get a hair cut!

  35. Crikey ....... how good is that?? I'm excited for you but I'm a bit disappointed too. I was sure you were coming to OUR sunshine state and that's where I live. I thought we were going to meet. Never mind. Have fun in the sun and, just maybe, one day we will meet, aye??

  36. I think Florida will be an amazing place for y'all to live. Happy trails!

  37. Sooooo happy for all of you! congrats to your Dad!!!
    At first I thought it was Australia, then I was certain it was Jacksonville.
    I have been to many parts of Florida, but not Jacksonville.
    I am certain you will miss your glorious parks here, but can't wait to join you on all of your NEW adventures!!!
    Best of luck to all!

  38. Pawtastic. We look forward to you traveling to the coast. Let's see Reilly has lived in three states.



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