Florida

Crouched for a hop

Crouched for a hop

With a mind full of happy memories and clear path in front of me, I bid sunny Florida and all of It’s beautiful people, adieu. I am already looking forward to our next meeting! Next stop Crystal Lake… Via Grand Rapids of course!

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Ormond Beach hideaway

Ormond Beach hideaway

This week’s office in Ormond Beach… Cool Atlantic ocean breeze every day and night… Homemade cider on tap and always something delicious and healthy simmering in cast iron… And yes that is a whole cedar tree being slowly chipped away and burned… Not a bad spot to hang my hat before heading north. Thanks for the hospitality, Neal.

Snorkeling Looe key

Snorkeling Looe key

Today I cut out of work early for a pontoon adventure to Looe key…  A protected reef just south of big pine… First, I’m so sad I didn’t have an underwater camera… Tons of fish… Baracuda, parrot fish, a whole gallexy of Nemo and his cousins, shark, lobster, tarpin, grouper… All swimming with us. How amazing! Trevor, Gordon, and Thor… Read more →

The Oak

The Oak

For Mother’s day, I was sadly unable to hang out with my mom as I have done in the past. I was blessed, though, to be able to hang out with my aunt who has been a mother to three wonderful women, countless world wanderers, and me. We went to Fairchild Oak This thing was amazing… 500 years old. She… Read more →

The key of keys.

The key of keys.

Having done nothing ON my birthday in quite a few years made me jump at the chance this year to take a long weekend in Key West. We took Friday and Monday off for the drive days since it’s about 8 hours from Daytona. It wasn’t bad, though, since Barb lent us the Miata for the trip! It was a… Read more →

Wednesday Night Dinner

Wednesday Night Dinner

After a two year hiatus, the much anticipated Wednesday Night Dinner has finally been resurrected for a one night only special event. For years, Barb hosted a potluck / block party / gathering of loved ones that quickly became a midweek staple and, dare I say, crutch for the Daytona area crème de la crème. The scene was always a… Read more →