The Baughman Center at the University of Florida

While I was in school, my professor told us that the Baughman Center on UF's campus was originally going to be designed by E....more

Beach Camping at Anastasia State Park Florida

Anastasia is one of the only Florida State parks on the beach that allows overnight camping.   It's just a short drive from our hometown of Atlanta and the weather is perfect for Spring and early Summer camping....more


The little lime tree that I planted three years ago teased me last year with its blossoms that never came to fruition. Soon after I saw them, we had a significant windstorm that blew them all off. This year I have high hopes that I will see fruit, however, partly because I have been tending to the tree more, and partly because there are many more blossoms than I saw last year, along with considerable new growth showing....more

Who'd have thought you could get such great Italian food in Naples?

Naples Florida of course.......more

Five Tips for Budget-Conscious Travelers in Panama City Beach, Florida

 Image via Flickr by Dreamcious...more

When a Vacation isn't a Vacation

Do you have a list of places that you would never want to visit?  My list is a lot more focused than the list of places I want to visit.  Plus, I live in Florida which is pretty much everyone's travel destination.  For instance, I want to visit Alaska, England, and Italy;  I don't want to visit Miami.  When I first saw this prompt for NaBloPoMo, it's what really got me encouraged to do this.  Ideally, I would have written the post last night to schedule today.  But the time change is seriously screwing with me. ...more

Thunderbirds, Thunderbirds...Hooo!

This past Sunday we went to the Melbourne Air Show held at the Melbourne Airport and saw the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. How far would you walk to see an air show? Traffic was so hectic that we parked two miles away from the entrance....more
Awesome! The Thunderbirds put on a spectacular show, don't they?more

St. Augustine, The Oldest City

St. Augustine, the oldest city in Florida and the oldest city that has been continuously occupied in the United States.I was going through my old photos the other day and found these pictures from our trip to St. Augustine we took in 2011.  We went during christmas and rang in the new year watching fireworks over the harbor in front of our hotel, Casa Monica. I will attempt to remember and decipher the photos we took in the ancient city those three years ago....more

Runaway Beach Bar and Grill

Would you like to know what's delicious in Panama City Beach, Florida? Runaway Island Beach Bar & Grill, one of Front Beach Road newest restaurants. Conveniently located and nestled perfectly betwixt other known dining attractions along the beach, the experience at Runaway Island will take you away for sure. Providing an endless scene of views along the beach, you can watch the sunset in the evening from the patio or lanai styled bar....more

Creature Feature

So, after 34 years of living in Boca Raton (minus the four years I spent at the University of Florida in Gainesville), I finally took the plunge and moved somewhere else.  My husband and I were tired of the hectic life South Florida has to offer, as well as the congestion and the ever-entitled and mostly older crowd who call it home.  Not to say there aren’t wonderful folks down there, you just have to know where to look.  Unfortunately, the encounters with nasty people were becoming less and less few and far between.  (Did you really just cut me off and give me...more
Denise Lol!  Yes...Go Gators!  My husband and I are both Gators!  I know what you mean...South ...more