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Will We have a Local Evel Knievel in the Neighborhood?

January 1, 2019 |

Our neighbor just purchased a Yamaha VIKING VI EPS six‑passenger for his family and he let us take it for a test drive. Will this 4×4 off-road adventure vehicle be our next outdoor toy? Read More

Things to Do Onboard Carnival Miracle

December 2, 2018 |

The Carnival Miracle has onboard activities like their: Playlist Productions at their Phantom Lounge; guests can participate in a Lip Sync Battle; join or spectate at the Hasbro Game Show. Personally, I had much enjoyment at the Metropolis Lobby/Atrium learning dance moves or at the RedFrog Pub for a challenging competition of shuffleboard. Read More

Belize Cave Tubing and Zipline Tour (Port of Belize City)

November 29, 2018 | 1

Our 3rd visit to Belize. Our choice of port excursions were to visit the Mayan Ruins of Altun Ha (back in Mar.13, 2014) and to Snorkel with Nurse Sharks and Rays (more recently Oct. 4, 2018). This time around, our party of 4 go cave tubing at Nohoch Che’en – a national park throughout which the Caves Branch River runs with the added bonus of a zipline adventure. We will be tubing an area carved out of the limestone foothills of the Maya Mountains and where the river exits an underground cavern. Let’s go! Read More

First Time: Learn to Sew – Making a Pillow

November 3, 2018 |

I have absolutely no experience with a sewing machine. Don’t own a machine. Never been inside a fabric store. This creative, crafty subject matter is absolutely foreign to me. I’ve been searching for sewing classes but all have skipped to projects that assume you are already familiar with a sewing machine, so when local Jo-Ann store scheduled a Beginner Basic Learn to Sew class, I was in! Read More

13.7 Mile Brompton Bike Ride around Flatwoods Wilderness Park (Tampa, FL)

November 1, 2018 |

Cooler weather has begun in Central Florida (high 70°Fs – 80°Fs), so outdoor exploration is easier to do. We dusted off our Brompton folding bikes. In search for a trail that our thin bike tires can easily maneuver, we found a trail surfaced in asphalt – Flatwoods Wilderness Park: a paved loop that provides a wooded environment with abundant wildlife (such as armadillo, turtles, hawks, and deer to name a few)… with an extension which connects Bruce B. Downs Boulevard for a few extra miles to add the ride. Read More

Halloween Horror Nights – HHN28 – Universal Studios (Orlando, Florida)

October 24, 2018 |

I love zombies, vampires, werewolves, sci-fi and so Halloween season is fun… especially, living near a theme park known for movie-making. Without traffic, Universal Studios is about a 45 minute to 1 hour drive. The cool, breeze evening 71°F made for a comfortable event. Here’s the haunted houses we enjoyed this year and why it pays to buy an Express Pass.

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Royal Caribbean – Allure of the Seas: Things to Do on Sea Days

September 30, 2018 |

You can do as much or as little as you want on a sea day from soaking in the sun at the pool, attend a trivia gathering at one of the pubs, learn line dancing, take a sushi making class… but we like being active so here’s some of the fun aboard Allure of the Seas. Read More

Food Journal: Dining Aboard Allure of the Seas

September 29, 2018 |

Who doesn’t look forward to dining on a cruise vacation?! You can eat all you want. Then, skip the bill. Don’t be shy to ask for seconds. Everyone does it or they’ll follow suit, too. Enjoy our cruise food journal. Read More

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