FL – Siesta Key Beach Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

     Hmmmm?  Wondering why there doesn’t seem to be any FRONT shots of the sculptures??? I happened on this event unexpectedly on a Monday morning and didn’t have $6 cash to get into the exhibit!!!  Oh my goodness!!!  Therefore, I walked around the periphery of the area and got what I could.  From what I could see, it must have been really cool watching the artists create their masterpieces the weekend before.  What a fun surprise! Then I pulled out the ole beach blanket and caught some rays…perfect!!! Treasure seeker on the beach The craft fair on the beachRead More

FL – Fort Myers Shell Factory

     Wow, this place was so cool…more kinds of shells than I even knew existed!  We didn’t get to the Nature Center here to see the animals, My, my…and we BEARLYknow each other…LOL Shiek Carl…LOL What can I say?!!!!! Like my new ride?!!! but there was an impressive taxidermy display of various critters! The part we enjoyed the most, I think, was being silly!!!

FL – Myakka River State Park

     For the past 4 weeks, Carl and I have resided at Myakka River State Park.  It is absolutely beautiful here.  Carl works in various areas of the park as a workkamper (working=free site)…can’t beat that!!! And you only work 3 days a week!  I have explored several areas of the park on his work days and we have seen much together on days off.  One of the greatest aspects of living in a state park is that nature is literally your home.  Birds of all kinds, deer, raccoons, snakes, alligators, swampland, the river, trees and on and on!Read More

DE – Son’s Wedding Weekend Extraordinaire

     The weekend of Oct. 16-18, 2015 my son Matthew married his best friend, Adam in Rehobeth Beach, DE.  Just before dusk on Friday the 16th, the immediate family and close friends watched with love and joy as the guys shared their vows with pant legs rolled up in the receding tide under clear blue skies. Adam and Matthew before the wedding Off with the shoes The barefoot grooms and groomsmen First married hug!!! Rachel, me and Nicoleplaying in the sand after the wedding The newly married Rings…duh?! Testing the waters prior to the ceremony at Rehobeth Beach, DERead More

MD/DE – Bright Spots Special Edition

Bright Spot – Rachel and Megan and I were coming back from a day of being out and about when we drove by a little girl manning a lemonade stand.  After we all said, “Aawww, isn’t that adorable”, there was a quick unanimous decision to turn around and support her little business.  We double-parked across the street from Natalie’s ‘booth’.  She was advertising a cup of juice for 25 cents.  I jumped out and went over to order our lemonade.  I offered her $3.00 and she was ecstatic!  She shared that she was having a wonderful time even though theRead More