Piddlin’ Around on the Gulf Coast

Allan and Ann, our friends who live in Venice, Florida, invited us to visit them again before we left Florida. We thoroughly enjoy their company so we returned to see them and to explore some other great places in the area. One of the first places that we went was the new Atlanta Braves spring … Continue reading Piddlin’ Around on the Gulf Coast

The Winter that Never Arrived

The “winter season” in Florida is drawing to a close and many “snow birds” are packing up and leaving the state. The weather has been wonderful with sunny days that usually produced daytime highs in the 70s or 80s. We said goodbye to our spot in the Florida Escapees campground in Wauchula and have started … Continue reading The Winter that Never Arrived

Sharks, Sand, and the Greatest Show on Earth

We were excited to visit some friends who live in Venice, FL and get to do some sightseeing in the area. Venice was named after the Italian city. This Florida city is an “island” city on the Gulf of Mexico and to access it you must cross over multiple bridges. The Venice/Sarasota area is a … Continue reading Sharks, Sand, and the Greatest Show on Earth

Baseball, Gators, and Orange Ice Cream

I have been an Atlanta Braves baseball fan all my life. I can remember seasons when they routinely lost 100 games a year but I never gave up on them. I grew up about 20 minutes from the old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and have fond memories of going to games. Back then, the Braves were … Continue reading Baseball, Gators, and Orange Ice Cream

There’s Music in the Air

“Make...the world a bit better or more beautiful because you have lived in it.” - Edward Bok’s Grandmother Built in 1928-1929, Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida is a National Historic Landmark. Edward W. Bok made his fortune as an acclaimed author and publisher of Ladies Home Journal. During the winters, he and his … Continue reading There’s Music in the Air