Tag Archives: Florida

Seen and Noted 2018: Our Most Viewed Posts of the Year

It was about this time last year that those nice folks at Gallivance (Terri and James Vance) published Best of the Blog: The Top 10 Faves, and ever since then, we’ve wondered what you, our readers, would find fascinating among … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected

Down by the marina in Sarasota, Florida, a 26-foot tall sailor connects with a pretty young lady.  The statue, officially named “Unconditional Surrender,” has also been dubbed “The Big Smooch” (at least by roadsideamerica.com), and people either love it or … Continue reading

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Beautifully patterned: Ca’ d’Zan at The Ringling

It’s not just the miniature circus at The Ringling that draws tourists to dreamy Sarasota, Florida.  It’s also the lure of how the wealthy once lived.  And who doesn’t like a glimpse of the lavish lifestyles of the past?  If … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Tiny

While you may think of the circus — and who wouldn’t? — as the Greatest Show on Earth, there’s a whole world of tiny circus people and animals and tents sure to make you lean in to glass showcases for … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped

If you drive down to the end of St. Pete Beach, Florida, past the historic and very pink Loews Don Cesar Hotel Resort, you’ll find yourself in charming Pass-a-Grille Beach.  And it’s there on tiny Vina Del Mar Island that … Continue reading

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Coasting: Happening at 5:30 — Amelia Island waterfront!

After walking the broad Fernandina Beach and touring Fort Clinch, we longed for one last coastal sunset before heading back to Tennessee the following morning.  Ah, yes.  This will do: the waterfront at Amelia Island. As we arrived, a man … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Graceful

The graceful arches of stately Southern trees form a suitable canopy over the road leading to Fort Clinch State Park on Fernandina Beach, Florida.  The icing, so to speak, on all this Southern graciousness are the touches of green along … Continue reading

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Coasting: Parting shots — St. Augustine

As we prepared to say good-bye to St. Augustine, a town of many surprises, we remembered the sites that have become must-see’s for tourists:  Castillo de San Marcos, Flagler College, the Oldest Wood Schoolhouse in America, etc.  But we found ourselves leaning more … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Doorways

While roaming through Fort Clinch State Park at Fernandina Beach, Florida, on a weekend when re-enactors were not only in costume but also in character, Bert wandered into a spacious room to take a look at an intriguing doorway.  The … Continue reading

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Goin’ coastal before and after the TaxSlayer Bowl

So, here we are.  Big Orange Fans.  Delighted that the University of Tennessee Vols made it to the TaxSlayer Bowl on January 2nd, 2015, in Jacksonville, Florida and beat the Iowa Hawkeyes 45 to 28.  Go Vols! But in our usual … Continue reading

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