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  • Fall Leaves in Florida

    Yes, central Florida does have a fall season; it happens to be in December and January.  The colors are the same as you would find in the northern part of North America, but without the hills, mountains and miles of… Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Hotdoggers drive Wienermobile

    Watching the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile go down the street is something that will catch your eye.  The first Wienermobile was created in 1936 by Karl Mayer, nephew of Oscar Mayer, founder of the company.  There are six Wienermobiles that crisscross the… Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Grand Ole Oprey

    The beginning of the what is now Grand Ole Opry began in 1925 at the National Life and Accident Insurance Company, moving from place to place until it found its “permanent” home at the Ryman Auditorium in 1943.  Country talent… Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Honkey Tonk

    The general honkey tonk area of Nashville runs from second through fifth streets on along Broadway.  The buildings have become historical landmarks and can be modernized from the inside, but must remain the same on the outside, some dating back… Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

    Built initially as a two story log cabin, Jackson later built a mansion on his farm.  It is very impressive from both the front and back and laid out on a very expansive lawn. The grounds around the house are… Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Glamping for Seniors

    Wikipedia describes glamping as a combination of “glamor and camping with the amenities.”  It is usually associated with tent style of camping and in some cases retro style RVs.  My definition of glamping is more for the “average Joe.”  For… Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Why I Like to Travel!

    To see God’s beauty in nature.   To wonder at human kind’s ancient achievements   To marvel at human kind’s modern achievements To enjoy simple things To eat foods from around the world To see the sea and mangroves &nbs […]

  • A Few Hours in Orlando

    We took a drive to Orlando just to hang out for a few hours.  We avoided the big theme parks, Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios and went to a building near International Drive that housed the Orlando “eye,” Madam… Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Kayaking Weedon Island

    Weedon Island is a nature preserve along the coast of St. Petersburg,FL. Full of mangroves and open areas, the area is rich in natural wildlife, both in the salt water, on the ground and in the trees. There are guided… Continue reading &rarr […]

  • South of the Boarder

    If you are from or near the east coast and traveled south of the Mason-Dixon line or headed north from Georgia you will likely have seen signs for “South of the Border.”  I remember stopping there with my parents on… Continue reading &rarr […]