Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, something for everyone

A beautiful escape to nature right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Jacksonville life, that is how I would describe the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens. It is one of my favorite places to go for a walk, explore, look for birds, and take photos. If you live in Jacksonville or the surrounding areas, … Continue reading Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, something for everyone

My Best Photos of 2019

One of my favorite "hobbies" is photography. I consider myself somewhat of a Photo Enthusiast. I love to take photos and I think I have a good eye for taking photos. I am not a professional, but I wouldn't consider myself a novice either. More recently, I have actually been learning how to use my … Continue reading My Best Photos of 2019

A Day Trip to De Leon Springs & DeLand, Florida

De Leon Springs and DeLand are both located in Volusia County, Florida, less than an hour from Orlando and a little over an hour from St. Augustine and even closer to Daytona; making them both a great place to visit for a day trip! I have visited De Leon Springs twice since living in Florida … Continue reading A Day Trip to De Leon Springs & DeLand, Florida

100 things to do in St. Augustine (and surrounding areas)

Did you know that St. Augustine is the oldest city in America? That's right ... St. Augustine was founded 42 years before the English colony at Jamestown, Virginia making it the oldest continuously inhabited European-established settlement on the North American continent. There is so much history to explore in this old city. More recently, St. … Continue reading 100 things to do in St. Augustine (and surrounding areas)

Visit the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens: A Wonderful Experience for All!

Why should you visit the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens? Well, because it's a beautiful zoo, with lovely gardens throughout, and a variety of animal species to view and learn about, and there is something for all ages to enjoy! I have visited the Jax Zoo many, many times ... as a tourist years ago and … Continue reading Visit the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens: A Wonderful Experience for All!

Alligators, birds, and more … Oh My! Don’t miss visiting this gem in St. Augustine, FL

I live in Florida ... and in Florida, we have lots of alligators. So naturally there are places you can visit to see alligators, learn about alligators, and sometimes even hold an alligator. One of those places is right here in St. Augustine and it's a place I highly recommend you visit. Whether you live … Continue reading Alligators, birds, and more … Oh My! Don’t miss visiting this gem in St. Augustine, FL

Visiting St. Augustine: Top 5 Must-See Historical Sites

St. Augustine, dubbed the Oldest City in America, is rich in History! Just walk along the cobblestone-like, paved brick streets and take a look around and you'll see so many interesting sites to explore! Whether you are planning a vacation to St. Augustine or you live here, there is so much to see and do! … Continue reading Visiting St. Augustine: Top 5 Must-See Historical Sites

Hit the Trails at this Beautiful Reserve in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Guana River State Park or the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and it's an amazingly beautiful place you must visit if you enjoy hiking, fishing, bird-watching, biking, horseback riding, or just enjoy peaceful walks in nature! Oh, and I almost forgot, dogs are welcome! Below you … Continue reading Hit the Trails at this Beautiful Reserve in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Princess Place Preserve: an “Off the Beaten Path” Place Worth Visiting!

  Princess Place Preserve in the northern part of Flagler County, Florida is rich in history and enjoyed by nature enthusiasts from all over. This beautiful preserve is just a short drive down I-95 from St. Augustine. I highly recommend taking the time to visit if you enjoy hiking, kayaking, fishing, bird-watching, camping, or have … Continue reading Princess Place Preserve: an “Off the Beaten Path” Place Worth Visiting!

Trip to Cocoa Beach: 5 fun activities to do!

Cocoa Beach is a great place to visit in Florida for a little getaway. If you live in NE Florida, it's only a couple of hours away. If you are visiting Orlando/Disney, make the hour drive over to the coast, it's worth it! We live in St. Augustine, Florida and have visited the area a … Continue reading Trip to Cocoa Beach: 5 fun activities to do!

Northeast Florida Hikes: My top 5

Florida is a beautiful place, with water everywhere you go, lots of lush plants, trees, and beautiful flowers, and wildlife. Oh, and let's not forget the beautiful weather. Living in Florida, you are just drawn to the outdoors. One of my favorite things to do is go and explore different parks, conservation areas, beaches, and … Continue reading Northeast Florida Hikes: My top 5

Lantern Light Festival is coming to Jacksonville, Florida!

Come experience massive handmade lanterns with thousands of lights, that will illuminate the night, including a four-hundred-foot long dragon, a thirty-foot-tall Panda, a Castle you can walk through, lantern tunnels, and more! In addition, the festival will offer Chinese acrobats, a Wishing Tree, food, and activities for children such as mini golf, dragon rides, inflatable … Continue reading Lantern Light Festival is coming to Jacksonville, Florida!

Merry Christmas from St. Augustine

I know I haven't blogged this month. I promise to get back to it in 2019! In fact, that is my goal and prayer for next year ...to stick with things, follow through, finish what I start, and do what I am called to do. Today, I just wanted to say to all my followers, … Continue reading Merry Christmas from St. Augustine

St. Augustine Sunrise, a stunning sight!

One of my favorite things about living close to the beach is being able to get up early and witness a beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean. There is nothing quite like it ... (well, I would include beautiful sunsets too!) One morning in June, my husband and I decided to get up early and … Continue reading St. Augustine Sunrise, a stunning sight!

Single Vision Animal Sanctuary … a MUST visit in Melrose, Florida

Do you love animals? Do you care for their well-being? If you answered "yes", then I have a place you must visit if you live in Florida or while vacationing in North Florida. I stumbled upon the Facebook page of this sanctuary a year or so after moving to Florida and have been following it … Continue reading Single Vision Animal Sanctuary … a MUST visit in Melrose, Florida

Oh, What a Sight! So much to see at the beaches of St. Augustine

Living in Florida is such a blessing to me. Why? Because I love the beach! St. Augustine, if you've never visited, is a quaint little town with beautiful beaches along the northeast coast of Florida. It's not your typical "beach" town, and I think that's what I like!  The beaches here are family friendly and … Continue reading Oh, What a Sight! So much to see at the beaches of St. Augustine

Making Mosaics at Rembrandtz in St. Augustine

What is a "mosaic"? Well, it's a picture or design that is created out of pieces, generally broken pieces, of tile, stone, or glass.  Mosaics are created on top of a surface, such as a wood design, tabletop, wall, floor, glass, or other surfaces.  Mosaics have been around a long time and are a huge … Continue reading Making Mosaics at Rembrandtz in St. Augustine

Strawberry Moon over St. Augustine

Glimmering blush in the sky just above the blue waters on a warm night in June Beauty and wonder lighting the night, its the Strawberry moon On June 28, 2018 I witnessed the Strawberry moon from a beach in St. Augustine. What a spectacular sight! The full moon, named the Strawberry moon, perhaps derived the … Continue reading Strawberry Moon over St. Augustine

A Walk That Became A Rescue

Have you ever done something, a normal activity, where you expected nothing out of the norm to happen, ... then things don't go as expected and you suddenly have a STORY to tell?  Well, this is one or those times.  If you are a walker, definitely read on.  Even if you're not a walker, read … Continue reading A Walk That Became A Rescue