In April, we went on a 17 day camping adventure. We have been anticipating this trip for a while so we begun the journey with a feeling of exuberance. We stayed at five different campgrounds in three states. Over the next few weeks, I will share where we went and what we did. Our first … Continue reading Silver Springs State Park
Last weekend, on May 1st, Grammi and Grampa celebrated their 40th anniversary by renewing their wedding vows. Surrounded by family and friends, the ceremony was officiated by their very own son-in-law, Pastor Danny Bennett of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Winter Haven, Florida. The event, hosted by the couple’s daughters, took place on the dock … Continue reading Renewed Vows
The spring fed Chassahowitzka River is located on the west coast of Florida about an hour or so north of Tampa Bay. The Seminole Indian name pronounced cha-suh-hoh-wit-skuh means hanging pumpkin place. The pumpkin variety, once a staple food for early native Indian tribes, is now believed to be extinct. Locals call the river Chazawhiskey … Continue reading The Chassahowitzka River
You may of noticed I have not been very active with my blogging lately. Frankly, there hasn’t been much inspiration. We are on a travel hiatus which does not bode well when writing a travel blog. In addition, with everything that is happening in the world, my mind is preoccupied with the news. I worry … Continue reading What is Next for Grammi and Grampa?
Whenever I awake in the morning and open my eyes to remember I am in our camper and not at home, a euphoric feeling fills my soul. I am eager to rise and excited to see what new adventure awaits. However, this morning I was reluctant to crawl from under the blankets. It was not … Continue reading Three Rivers State Park in North Florida
We recently went camping with a small group of retired co-workers — some I have known for more than forty years. The group, organized about five years ago, mostly camp in Florida and always during the winter months. Grammi and I usually take our camping trips spring through fall — so up until now, we … Continue reading Two Florida State Parks Worth Visiting
Sky Valley located 3,300 feet above sea level in the mountains of north Georgia, a stones throw from the North Carolina state line, is the highest incorporated city in Georgia. Once Georgia’s only ski resort before the slopes were permanently closed in 2004, life in Sky Valley now centers around the country club facility and … Continue reading Sky Valley, Georgia