TWO HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR…early morning musings


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Morning contemplations: It was on a Scorching day early morning in July of 2004. I recall myself sitting on my lifeguarding post at Dolly Splash Country when the lead guard asked me (from across the wavepool) what I wanted for … Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FIFTY ONE…cold white fluffy stuff


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Winter came early this year. Just as the weather was turning cold and all the beautiful leaves in their high definition color had fallen leaving naked branches exposed for everyone to see, I started to yearn for those elegant palm trees in our old backyard of Florida. And then it snowed. Continue reading



One week ago Sunday, we drove 1,490 miles north to Traverse City, Michigan. I needed to get out of Florida’s extreme heat of 90 degrees and above. I dragged my family of five (kicking and screaming) and our dog up to the ‘frigid’ … Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED THIRTY TWO…we have located heaven on earth


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Just like Tennessee, when we headed to Michigan, I had a list of things I wanted our family to experience. And of course, staying 2 weeks didn’t allow us to do all of those things. So once again, I had … Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED THIRTY…short and sweet


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It’s so easy for us to put everything down and dash away for the week. Or two weeks. Or in our current case, three weeks. It’s a lot of fun to be so flexible and mobile. We are on the … Continue reading