Author Archives: Mimi

suddenly summer

After all my whining about the cold, the weather is hot! No interlude of warming up, just cold to hot.  Suddenly it seems that winter is over and the temps are summer-like. 88 degrees anyone? Unlike summer, there is no … Continue reading

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the shape of water

Important! This is a movie you don’t want to find out too much about before you see it, and this post will contain no spoilers. We saw The Shape of Water at the newly renovated historic Tampa Theater.  The movie features … Continue reading

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two winters!

Only two posts ago I wrote about how cold it is, and it’s still true. We’ve had another ‘winter’ here in central Florida. Our friend was here to visit for a few days, staying in a tent and he had … Continue reading

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sea fever

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the … Continue reading

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hunkered down, seeking warmth

Wow! To those of you back at home in Wisconsin and North Carolina and all our family and friends in the cold climes, we aren’t sorry for ducking out of it all, but sorry you are having such a cold … Continue reading

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strawberry fields

Strawberries are ripe! The early season berries are on the shelves in Hillsborough County. After riding and working up an appetite at Balm Boyette Scrub Preserve yesterday, we thought we would swing by Goodson Strawberry Farms for strawberry shortcake. Seems … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, 2017

Wishing you the joy of peaceful present moments and a loving heart with which to enjoy today and all your future todays. Today, we are blessed to have Bob’s daughter and her husband with us. They arrived safely last night … Continue reading

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So long, Santos

Review of Santos Campground Our 12 nights at Santos Campground and Trailhead are up, and we are movin’ on out today. The attraction at Santos  are the mountain bike trails. Classic Florida – scrubby, pine trees, hard woods, prairies, and … Continue reading

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silver, on a golden day

Silver Springs State Park has become a favorite over the last few visits. Each time, we’ve focused on seeing the park in a different way – by bike, glass-bottom boat, hiking and, yesterday, by paddle board. The park’s history as … Continue reading

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coffee outside

Lovely to be back to making coffee outside in the morning. The weather has warmed and Ocala is forecast to be 81 today. The thing about Florida is that, unlike North and South Carolinas and even Georgia, it doesn’t take … Continue reading

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