Month: June 2011

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An Arresting Experience at the Vancouver Police Museum

In a creepy kind of way, the Vancouver Police Museum’s morgue and autopsy facilities are intriguing. This was my first visit to a law enforcement museum and being a fan of shows as CSI and Criminal Minds, I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to visit one. Built in 1932, the facility originally Read More »

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How to Drive a Tahoe Hybrid: 2, 4, Neutral

The darn thing would not accelerate beyond 40 miles per hour and my foot was pressing the pedal to the floor. It chugged and rattled yet I had no idea why. Definitely felt as though the parking brake was on. Nope, checked that. The light with the triangle, car and skids glowed warning orange. (StabiliTrak Read More »

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Let the Driving Fun Begin – I Hope

Yesterday was the day the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid arrived. As you recall, I won a week’s use of one as part of the DrivingtheSoutheast.com blogging contest associated with SheCon, the Social Media Conference. I’ll have the vehicle for a week and beginning tomorrow, I’ll be venturing throughout Central Florida experiencing something new. I hope. Yesterday Read More »

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Wordless Wednesday: Wedding Day Adjustment

No, not my wedding day. Friday, I was asked to photograph a friend’s wedding. Disclaimer: I am not a wedding photographer nor have I ever photographed a wedding so I was nervous. Really nervous. Overall, I think they turned out okay. At first glance, this is my favorite shot. Enjoy!

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Lecturing as Part of Edison State College’s Lifelong Learning Institute: Fall 2011

I’m so excited to announce I’ll be lecturing on travel to participants of Edison State College’s Lifelong Learning Institute on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, between 1 and 3 p.m. at the Charlotte Campus in Punta Gorda, Fla. Details will be posted on the Institute’s website in August including the full course schedule and pricing. (I’m Read More »

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3…2…1…My First Space Shuttle Liftoff Experience

The dissipating crackling sound of space shuttle Endeavour reaching for the stars back on May 16 is still vivid. Yes, it’s been more than a month since I finally witnessed a space shuttle launch and it’s been a few weeks when I stayed awake to welcome her back on June 1. Thanks to my iPhone Read More »

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Sun Slipping into the Gulf of Mexico off Siesta Key, Sarasota, Fla.
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Do Something Different this Summer. Embrace Your Inner Treehugger and Come Discover My Sarasota, Florida

This post is my entry into the TBEX Blog Carnival Contest sponsored by Choice Hotels International Services Corp. Let me share a secret. Sarasota, Fla., is on the verge of being the “it” destination. Whether you live in the Sunshine State or elsewhere, summer is the prime opportunity to visit because of the accessibility into Read More »

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Let Me Tell Ya About My $700 Phone Bill from My Weekend in Vancouver…

Let me tell ya about the $700 in AT&T data charges incurred with my iPhone from my weekend in Vancouver. Yeah, that’s right, $700. Although I was only in Vancouver for a few days earlier this month, I still packed in some fun activities such as the groovy Vancouver Police Museum, canoeing with Takaya Tours Read More »

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Wordless Wednesday: Smoky Mountain High

Business travel has landed me in Knoxville, Tenn., this week and after a work-day that started at 6 a.m. and ended around 5 p.m. (mind you, that 6 a.m. was not the time I woke up but time I started working) on Tuesday, a trip to the great outdoors was needed. Enjoy these snapshots from Read More »

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Thank You Wine Sisterhood! Who Knew a Glass of Wine Would Lead to This?

Last month I attended SheCon 2011 in South Beach and was made aware of the social media conference by fellow blogger Eileen Ludwig. The conference was excellent with top-notch presenters, sponsors and networking opportunities (post to follow eventually). Saturday evening of the conference, Eileen and I visited the Sassy Suite hosted by the Wine Sisterhood Read More »

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