Category: Florida

Dreams of The Thaw

It’s winter still, but we’re fattening the horses, bulking up supplies and getting the wagons ready for our first adventure across the mighty Mississippi into the wild west later this year.   Most of America...

Something About Spanish Moss

There’s a winter front coming through today.  As the wind rustles the awnings on the camper, I glance out the living-room window and become enamored with the Spanish moss blowing back and forth from the...

Red Bucket in Siesta Key

It’s a little after three in the morning and I wake up with both of my hands pounding.  It feels like someone took a Eastwing hammer and beat my palms.  Perhaps I should turn on...

The Accident

“It’s OK honey”, she reassured him.  “You are doing this with dignity.   You gave everything for them and it’s not wrong to ask for a little help back. ”  He slips on his hat,...

Magic Dust

It’s 11:00 Saturday morning and Tom and Mary load their three kids into the mini van.  The hatchback is filled with an overflowing cooler, lawn chairs, bathing suits, and countless toys that will soon be used...

Never, Ever, say Never

There was a time when I was absolutely convinced that I would never eat oysters. After all, everyone knows that they have a consistency of something you’d cough up when you have a bad cold....

Following the Flow

With our camper attached to the truck, we inch our little turtle shell to the gate of the campground where we’ve lived for the past month in the tip of Southern Florida.  The gate arm...

No Sharks in Shark Valley

Hear someone mention the Everglades and you, perhaps like myself, conjure up images of fast moving air-boats cutting through eerie black swamp waters and mosquito infested thick cypress forests. The early settlers drained the swamp and logged the fields and in...

My Mouth is a Festival

My nose feels like it is on a ride in Disney world.  I peddle my bike down a nice, flat, south Florida side street and suddenly I am slapped with the oh so welcoming...