Category Archives: Florida

Florida – It’s A Jungle Down Here

June was a sad month in Central Florida. To add to the sorrow of shootings at the Pulse night club in Orlando, a two year old was snatched by an alligator and drowned. Those of us who live in here  know … Continue reading

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Lenten Dining Ideas – Fish & Chips

It is now the week before Easter and if like so many you are abstaining from meat for Lent, you may well be running out of interesting and delicious ideas of what non-meat meals to eat on Fridays. Raised Catholic, … Continue reading

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Cossetta’s – It’s Amore!

(Sixth in a series on winter travel) Charming historic eateries are fascinating and often feature good local cuisine. In St. Paul, it’s Cossetta’s, an authentic and charming Italian dining spot and market owned and run by the Cossetta family since it … Continue reading

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Spring Training Baseball a Big Hit For Florida Tourism

It’s spring here in Florida and many a young man’s (and older men as well) fancy turns to romance. The romance of baseball spring training, that is. If there weren’t already enough reasons to come to Florida in March – … Continue reading

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Thank You, Tom Pritchard

On this national day set aside for giving thanks in our country, it is a sad day for foodies here in Tampa Bay. The Tampa Bay Times announced the loss of Tom Pritchard, one of the “most inventive and influential executive … Continue reading

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Horrible Check-In Experience Almost Ruins 20th Wedding Anniversary Trip

My husband & I booked the Swan for two days to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We married at Disney in October 1995, so we thought it was a great idea for a quick weekend celebration to return there. Rates … Continue reading

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Have Your Cupcakes …..and Eat Them Too!

I have a serious obsession about cupcakes. I especially like mini cupcakes – so much flavor packed into one little cake and less icing (don’t care for the sweet sugary stuff and have been known to scrap it off a … Continue reading

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