Sitting outside with a warm cup of green tea, I took pleasure in the cool morning air. A peaceful calm lingered over the campground. Beams of golden light pierced the tree’s canopy splashing highlights onto the monochromatic early morn. Only the awakening songbirds were heard. I cherish the quiet serenity that comes with dawn. It … Continue reading The Golden Isles
Did you know there is a national park in the middle of South Carolina? Well, I didn’t—not until about three years ago. While perusing a book about all the national parks, I discovered Congaree National Park. I said to Grammi, “Hey, there’s a national park in South Carolina. We’ll have to visit it at our … Continue reading Congaree National Park
We said farewell to our friends as we pulled away from Silver Springs State Park. They were packing up to go home after a week of camping. We, on the other hand, were continuing northward for more adventure. Our destination, 240 miles away, was Skidaway Island State Park in Georgia. We arrived mid-afternoon, checked in … Continue reading Skidaway Island State Park
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?