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Florida Travel: Visit the Singing Tower at Bok Tower Gardens Near Orlando

I hummed along with the familiar song singing through Bok Tower Gardens but couldn’t quite put my finger on what song it was. Something by James Taylor? Nope. Barry Manilow? Maybe. Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline.” Yes!

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Final Mission of Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

My fascination with the space shuttle program came full circle over the weekend – kind of – with the opening of Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Walking into the exhibit area seeing the final space shuttle to fly in space was a bit overwhelming and I felt like a galactic rock star. I literally had chills seeing it after watching two brief movies building up the excitement and anxiety. It was definitely one of those “Tah-dah!” followed by “Ooooh!” moments.

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Things to do in Central Florida: Mount Dora Guided Segway Tours

The best way of overcoming fear is facing it head on and moving forward. A Mount Dora guided Segway tour helped me conquer a fear this summer and reminded me when life knocks you down, just get back up, learn from mistakes and carry on.

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About to Try the Ziplining Adventure at Florida EcoSafaris, March 2009
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Pedaling through the Treetops at Florida EcoSafaris Near Orlando

I tiptoed through the tulips for my 40th birthday and this year I pedaled through the treetops on the Cypress Canopy Cycle at Florida EcoSafaris in St. Cloud. Now don’t think I’ve done something amazing like balancing a bicycle atop a wire. The two-wheeled yellow bicycle hangs from the one-mile cable course which ascends up […]

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