Meet Mokupuni

Our Island in the Sun Last week Mokupuni arrived at her new home; a marina on Anna Maria Sound, Florida. Mokupuni is a 2022 Ranger Tug 27. Mokupuni is "a place we call our own as we drift into the zone." She is our Our Island in the Sun. We look forward to many… Continue reading Meet Mokupuni


Christ of the Abyss – Key Largo

Dang, I hate it when I get outside of my comfort zone. I was an avid, certified scuba diver at one time. But then came the kids, work, pets, and other excuses. It has been almost 20 years since I last went diving or snorkeling. Despite this, we took our boat out to a dive… Continue reading Christ of the Abyss – Key Largo


Holmes Beach, Florida

I have a new outlook on life -- Literally. Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida. We have moved to Florida's Central Gulf Coast. A fresh start after the burden of COVID the last couple of years. I'm excited about this new adventure, which I shared on my updated "About" page. Long-time followers know I love… Continue reading Holmes Beach, Florida

Father's Day Sculpture FEATURED

“Father’s Day” DIY Travel Souvenir

When most people travel, they do so to experience the world and create memories. When I travel, my favorite way to bring these memories home is by creating my own travel souvenirs, like my DIY “Father’s Day” nature sculpture. This simple sculpture, made of driftwood and a white starfish, hangs on our living room wall… Continue reading “Father’s Day” DIY Travel Souvenir

Key Largo Resort

Mrs. Padilly’s on YouTube

And the journey begins... I'd like to invite you to join me on my newest project by subscribing to my NEW YouTube channel to journey along with me as I share my boating, camping, and road trip adventures. From off the beaten path, to popular tourist destinations, I'll share stories and experiences from Florida.… Continue reading Mrs. Padilly’s on YouTube