Tag Archives: Florida

You’re headed for the beach, warm sun, and waves

No matter where you are and no matter what you are doing, you can imagine yourself transported to the beach.  The sun is so wonderfully warm on your skin.  Take off your shoes and let the hot sand ooze up … Continue reading

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Hiding in the swamp

Dick said he had something special to show us.  He pointed to something that appeared to be off in the distance and asked if we could see the jingle bell orchid.  We all looked.  No one could see it. Those … Continue reading

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Professional family vacation photos

Who hires a professional photographer to document their family reunion?  Our daughter, Kirsten, hired a photographer for our first family reunion eight years ago in Santa Barbara, California, and it was a great success. These photos were the best gift … Continue reading

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Planning a family reunion?

Our last family reunion ended on a disastrous note, but it wasn’t our fault.  Eight years ago, we booked a spacious house in Santa Barbara, California for the gathering.  So what went wrong?  When 5-month old Nick arrived, no one … Continue reading

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Florida Keys: a lesson in sharing

Check it off our places-to-go list!  We made it to the Florida Keys – finally – after many years of planning to visit here.  Excitement rose as we drove down: views of water on both sides of the 2-lane highway.  … Continue reading

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