Month: May 2011

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#NASATweetup:Registration Opens June 1 for NASA Tweetup for Final Space Shuttle Launch

Do you have an interest in the space shuttle program? Did you marvel at it when you were a kid and dream about being an astronaut and floating in space? Would you like to meet an astronaut? Are you a Twitterer who follows NASA? Did you follow my tweets and blog posts about the incredible Read More »

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Celebrate First Day of Summer with Free Admission into U.S. National Parks on June 21, 2011

If you visit this blog often, you know I’m a big supporter of our country’s national parks. Although admission is already a bargain, the U.S. National Park Service will be celebrating the beginning of summer with free admission into National Parks on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Find the list of participating national parks by state Read More »

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Florida Fun Solo Travel

More Images from Flamingo in Everglades National Park: Buttonwood Cafe and Florida Bay

Although I snapped several photos, I thought video would be the best way to show what has changed at Flamingo since my last visit in 2008. Comparing 2008 to when I lived and worked there in the late 1990s is even a greater change especially since while living there, services were in full operation. In Read More »

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I’m Officially a Groupon Groupie

I didn’t “get” the Groupon craze until I made my first purchase a couple of weeks ago and my first redemption today. It’s my understanding Groupon works this way: a set number of people need to buy into a “deal.” Deals range in value between 50 and 90 percent off. This is where the name Read More »

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Feel Good Friday Florida Fun

Feel Good Friday: Congrats to Siesta Beach for Being Named Top Beach in America!

Memorial Day Weekend indicates the beginning of summer which means for many Americans, a beach vacation is on tap in the near future. The kickoff to summer also means Dr. Beach, (legally known as Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman), has released his Top 10 Best Beaches in America list and I’m excited to share that Siesta Read More »

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Kayak Rentals at Flamingo Marina, Everglades National Park
Florida Fun Solo Travel

Bittersweet Return to Flamingo Lodge in Everglades National Park

Standing in the tall grass I let the wind wrap me in her arms while an osprey chirped from a tree branch above, unsure sure if the distinctive call was meant to be welcoming or a warning. What was once a place where I spent three years of my life was now reduced to barely rubble and overgrown grasses.

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Wordless Wednesday: Tiny Ball of Cuteness

Have you seen a sugar glider? It’s a small marsupial and people tend to carry them in their pockets. Yesterday in the office we met four and had the opportunity to hold a joey – a baby sugar glider. So adorable.Enjoy this video of the little gal.

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Florida Fun Solo Travel

16 Sights & Observations During 48 Hours on Miami Beach, Florida

Visiting Miami Beach reminded me what a sheltered life I live. Within 48 hours of being in Florida’s hottest destination, I saw so many out-of-my-box things I had forgotten the joy of living near Miami. Following is my short list of sights and observations (16 to be exact) during 48 hours on Miami Beach. Miami Read More »

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Pinky-Keen at Flamingo in Everglades National Park

Pink? Seriously? Most buildings at Flamingo in Everglades National Park are no longer government issued brown or cream but pink. My Personal Connection to Flamingo When living and working in Flamingo during the 1990s, I always felt we were the step-child of the national park system. It seemed as though “rules” applicable to other parks Read More »

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Chevrolet Drive Green Challenge: Week in a Tahoe Hybrid to Quench My Thirst for Florida Knowledge

What if someone gave you a groovy hybrid vehicle for your personal use for a week, where would you go? What would you do? Over the weekend at SheCon, I met up with members of the DrivingtheSoutheast.com team and took a look at the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid. Suh-weet! Looks like a comfortable ride with loads Read More »

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