Florida Life

Counting my Blessings on this Florida Friday

  It was a tiring, emotionally exhausting work week. My husband faced some challenges of his own. The events of last night in Colorado infected my mind.  I felt overwhelmed.  And it is in times like these that I thank God, or whatever name you prefer for a high power, that I live in Florida.… Continue reading Counting my Blessings on this Florida Friday

My Second Homes

Happy 57th Birthday to the Happiest Place on Earth: Disneyland

    I may be a born and bred Florida girl, but there is a certain California landmark that has come to mean the world to me: Disneyland.  I will admit, once upon a time I had no idea about Disneyland.  I thought the only Disney destination that really mattered was Walt Disney World.  In… Continue reading Happy 57th Birthday to the Happiest Place on Earth: Disneyland

Orlando

Press Release from Legoland: Ticket Prices

As someone who grew up here in Orlando, Legoland has a special place in my heart because it sits on the grounds of Cypress Gardens.  I visited Cypress Gardens many times while growing up.  I have only been to Legoland once, and it was just a few weeks ago.  I am on my lunch hour… Continue reading Press Release from Legoland: Ticket Prices

Orlando

Stop, Look, and Listen: a Disney walk

There are many times when I watch theme park visitors move from one attraction to the next, one theme park to the next, on and on and on.  It is heartbreaking to watch.  We spend so much time saving for and planning our vacations.  If you let it, it will speed right by. You must… Continue reading Stop, Look, and Listen: a Disney walk

Small towns in Florida, The Beach

A Salty Saturday at Cedar Key – part two (Suwannee River)

One of the many things I love about visiting Cedar Key, Florida is the opportunity to enjoy "mom and pop" restaurants.  This island rests in the Gulf of Mexico, however the waters that hug its shores are not the typical turquoise hue.  This is because the Suwannee River slivers through the South and finds its final destination… Continue reading A Salty Saturday at Cedar Key – part two (Suwannee River)

Small towns in Florida, The Beach

A Salty Saturday at Cedar Key

There are rare weekends in which my husband and I are off work at the same time.  During these occasions we strive to take full advantage.   We also take advantage of living in Florida and having family in Cedar Key, Florida.  If you are a beach lover and adore exploring the sunshine state then you must… Continue reading A Salty Saturday at Cedar Key

Florida Life

A Refreshing Commute Home

It is a very rare occasion that a 30 mile commute on Interstate 4 can be enjoyable.  Today was one of those occasions.  And here now is the formula for making such an occasion possible. STEP ONE:  Get out of work early!  I am very blessed to work for a company that offers half day… Continue reading A Refreshing Commute Home

Orlando

Rain Rain DON’T go away: a walk in Disney World

There are many times when I am thankful that I work in the tourism industry.  One of the many benefits of living in Orlando is the ability to enjoy the magical surroundings everyday.  I make it a point to go for a brisk walk after work a few times a week.  Yesterday, I packed my… Continue reading Rain Rain DON’T go away: a walk in Disney World

Orlando

Mall at Millenia – Where Dreamers go to Window Shop

It opened when I started to become a young adult.  The local news stations buzzed for months about it.  The Mall at Millenia presented something Orlando had not seen before: luxury.  Many visitors to Orlando consider shopping a must-do while on vacation.  I have avoided this collection of mostly high-end purveyors for a few years. … Continue reading Mall at Millenia – Where Dreamers go to Window Shop