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Think Southern Florida Is Just For Old Folks? Think Again…

While continuing on the Road Less Traveled we traveled south from Ft. Pierce a few miles and explored Bathtub Reef.  Located at the south end of Hutchison Island, Bathtub Reef Park is a must for snorkeling.  Tubeworms have built a reef by cementing bits of sand and shell creating reef rocks that look like honeycomb.  The… Continue reading Think Southern Florida Is Just For Old Folks? Think Again…

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The Road Less Traveled- Round Island, Florida

The Road Not TakenBY ROBERT FROSTTwo roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth;Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy and wanted… Continue reading The Road Less Traveled- Round Island, Florida

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Arizona…

I must say that in all my daydreaming concerning travel destinations- Arizona never really made the list.  To some of you that will seem strange.  But, arid places have never really struck my fancy and I just am not crazy over cactus. But a week in Phoenix changed my mind about Arizona. Now, I am… Continue reading Arizona…

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Our Favorite Pancake

There was a time when Tony and I gave up eating breakfast out while traveling with our children.  The night before we left on vacation I would make up a batch of sausage & biscuits, pigs in a blanket, and breakfast burritos.  Most trips began before dawn and we would pile our four children, my… Continue reading Our Favorite Pancake

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Galveston Island State Park & Huntsville State Park- Great Places To Enjoy His Creation

Galveston Island State Park It was not our plan, but camping at Huntsville State Park was just what the Ross Family needed.  When we set out on Saturday, August 4th we had every intention of camping on the beach at Galveston Island State Park.  Savannah had spent the week at Sea Camp, Texas A&M Galveston. … Continue reading Galveston Island State Park & Huntsville State Park- Great Places To Enjoy His Creation

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Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park

Savannah showing the kids a horseshoe crab If you are looking for a fun and educational outing for the family, I highly recommend the Children's Aquarium at Fair Park.  In the recent years it has undergone some major renovations and the change has been great. The touch tanks are full of sea life that you… Continue reading Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park

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Hot Springs 2012

In 2004, our family vacation was to Arkansas.  Hot Springs was the second stop on that journey, Crater of Diamonds was the first stop- it was awesome.  While in Hot Springs, we stayed at the Arlington Hotel.  We were smitten and have wanted to go back ever since.The Arlington Hotel as viewed from our hike.So,… Continue reading Hot Springs 2012

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Lecompte, Pie Capital of Louisiana

Maybe you don't know this, but Lecompte is the pie capital of Louisiana.  I don't know how these towns get these designations, but the little restaurant, Lea's, did have great pie.  It was, as far as we could find, the only pie shop in town, but apparently that is enough. The place has been open… Continue reading Lecompte, Pie Capital of Louisiana