Tag Archives: Florida

There’s a storm coming.

All our thoughts are with Florida today, as Irma plows forward with the Keys in her crosshairs. I’m so grateful that folks there have their priorities straight – shelter, safety, and chickens. Hundreds of feral chickens roam the streets of … Continue reading

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Florida Road Trip Finale: The Breakers, Palm Beach

Cheese and wine, maybe, but do hotels get better with age? Not usually, so was I out of my mind to persuade the CE to make one last stop on our Florida road trip and visit the Breakers with me? … Continue reading

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Florida Road Trip, Part 7: South Beach Sojourn

As we made our way north from Key West we stopped for lunch and a fond last look at Islamorada. I don’t think even Odysseus could resist the siren song of Lor-e-lei, where you can snack on conch fritters and … Continue reading

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Florida Road Trip, Part 5: Our Not Favorite Day in Key West.

I guess we had envisioned Jimmy Buffett serving Margaritas in crystal glasses from a roadside stand under a “Welcome to Key West” banner, so our entrance to the quintessential Key in the Keys was a bit of a letdown. A1A … Continue reading

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Florida Road Trip, Part 2: The Everglades

Of all the destinations on our road trip, our scheduled stop in the Everglades was the one we were most excited about. All that wildlife, right? Bronzed airboat guides wrestling alligators, right? Well, not exactly. For some reason, throughout our … Continue reading

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Florida Road Trip, Part I: Naples

After a wonderful wedding weekend we packed up and said our Sarasota goodbyes. Our boys headed back to NYC, Gail and Phyllis settled in for a visit with Mark and Jean, and, after lunch on Siesta Key with my brother, … Continue reading

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Florida, Family and Happy Birthday to Me!

Dateline: Sarasota, FL where the sun is shining on a beautiful day for niece Laura’s wedding! Early Thursday morning we packed our bags and gathered up Phyllis, who, at 91, is still jet-setting across the country. We met Gail, fresh … Continue reading

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