Archive for January, 2009

Here I go again…

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

As you can see, this week finds me surrounded by packing boxes containing 75% of my worldly possessions. By moving day, Jan 30th, all of my goodies will be packed up, picked up, and moved to my newest rental home. I am not going too far from my beloved ocean beaches in New Smyrna Beach; […]

Sometimes, the little things make me happy.

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

The (human) snowbirds are here! While they share a desire to escape the winter cold, they do not always share enthusiasm for Florida, my little bit of paradise on earth. Even those who now list Florida as their primary residence may have left their hearts and fondest memories elsewhere. Recently, a winter resident remarked to […]

Marineland, it’s All about the Dolphins

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Being able to view animals in their natural habitats is a pleasure and a gift. I see dolphins and manatees regularly in the Indian River Lagoon but each time is still special. So, it is not often that I visit zoos or aquaria, especially those that double as theme parks. Nevertheless, I know that many […]

On a whim, I decided to celebrate the New Year (and my January birthday) by taking a road trip 60 miles north along the east Florida coast to Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. This barrier island park extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Matanzas River (an estuary) with entrances on both sides of A1A. […]

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