Category Archives: Florida

Strawberry Festival and The Alva Diner

When I read about the Alva Strawberry Festival  in last week’s paper, I thought it would be fun to attend, and while there, take a meal at the Alva Diner.  Alva, with a population of just over 2000 people, is … Continue reading

Posted in Festivals, Florida, music

Peg’s Tips for a Good Life

Today at our dulcimer group we celebrated Peg’s 96th birthday. Before she danced with Manny, also 96, she shared her tips for a good life:  good nutrition, regular exercise, thinking positive and finding reasons to say thank you, and not … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Dulcimer music and groups, Florida, French horn, music

What’s in a Sign?

It was still dark last Friday morning when we drove to Sanibel Island, our destination the Ding Darling Nature Preserve. After stopping at Bennett’s for coffee, we reached the Preserve and found a rather empty parking lot. Only then did … Continue reading

Posted in Bird watching, Cycling, Florida, Travel

Biscuits and Birds, and Shells, Oh My!

It was dark and the roads were quiet when we left home yesterday morning at 6 a.m. for our trip to Fort Myers Beach. We wanted to reach Heavenly Biscuits early because it’s a tiny but very popular restaurant. By … Continue reading

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Sarasota Adventure

All week long the weathermen and women predicted chilly weather for today (with lows in the mid-40s), so we thought it would be a great time to make an outing to Sarasota. Upon learning of our destination, the neighbor across … Continue reading

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Looking up, I see a gecko darting across the pavement. A plane’s engine drones in the sky as leaves rustle in the shrubs surrounding my lanai. In the distance, I hear a persistent chirping punctuated by the steady caw of … Continue reading

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