It’s been ten years since Princess Di passed away, and again she is in the headlines, remembrance ceremonies, concerts, talks from the Royal Chef, books, and a tour of her dresses. Some of them are on display at the Appleton Museum in Ocala. I haven’t made it to the exhibit yet, but I will- she […]

It’s taken me so long to get back to our final day- and what was it- just a long day on the road! We ate yet another scrumptious breakfast at the Embassy Suites Hotel courtyard- and set off home. Believe me, the breakfast staff was happy to see the back of me, they knew I was […]

I know nothing about country music, and aside from the crossover singers (ie Shania Twain), I don’t even like it! But here we were in Nashville, home of Country Music, where alot of the singers were discovered in dingy bars downtown. Breakfast was an elaborate affair- made to order omelettes, pancakes, bacon, grits, the works- […]

We hit the open road after a breakfast of eggs and cereal and more of that coffee with the hazelnut creamer… Our destination for today was Nashville, Tennessee, home to country music, but more importantly, where Randal worked and lived in a slice of life before I met him. My family had had a family […]

I confess, when I heard of Dollywood, the only things that came to mind were lots of country music and rednecks. It sounded like Wallyworld of the National Lampoon Vacation movie- corny. When I bought the tickets at the AAA place ( I thought, okay, train ride for Logan, some roller-coasters for us at the […]

Another breakfast of pancakes, then pack the car and head off into the Smokey Mountains. Our final destination today is Knoxville. Tennessee, but we have the whole day to get there. Like the road into Franklin, the road out (441) dips and curves, winding around mountains and sending us into valleys. We reach the tiny town […]


Finally made it to the beach with the entire family, towels, sunblock and shovels and pails in tow. I directed my husband to Gamble Rogers State Park up A1A, and away from the congested Daytona/Ormond area and their notorious driving on the beach- which I suppose is great for the 16-21 year olds, but dangerous […]