Day 9: Naples, Miami

Thursday,  September 12, 2013 We have breakfast before checking out of Inn of Naples.  Down the street we meet a local who recommends heading further down the coast to Marco Island, the largest barrier island within Southwest Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands area.  It’s a lovely isle with beautiful people, beautiful restaurants and a comedy lounge/restaurant […]

Day 8: St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Naples

Wednesday,  September 11, 2013 As we head down Central St. straight to the pier, there are shops, restaurants, tattoo parlors.  A trip to the pier in St. Petersburg before leaving town sounds good.  We want something local, not another chain restaurant.  Leafy Greens Cafe caught my eye.  It’s vegan.  Never had it.  Vegetarian, yes.  Vegan, […]

Day 7: Tampa, St. Petersburg

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 We enjoy a wonderful breakfast, compliments of Sheraton East Tampa!  Yesterday, when we checked in, my husband gave them the spiel about our birthdays, retirement, leasing out the house and being nomads, without a home.  He asked if we could get complimentary breakfasts.  Isaiah thought about it a moment, smiled and […]

Day 6: Ocala, Tampa

Monday,  September 9, 2013 We go back to the square in Ocala to wander the shops before leaving.  Just off the main street, we see a little diner called the Lunchbox.  Kids’ metal lunchboxes are displayed and locals fill the tables.  The wait staff is friendly and give good recommendations.  My fish sandwich is delicious. […]

Day 5: Tallahassee, Ocala

Sunday,  September 8, 2013 We enjoy a complimentary breakfast at LaQuinta before leaving Panama City Beach at 11am. (I try to balance 2 biscuits & sausage gravy with rice krispies, low fat milk and apple juice.)  We arrive in Tallahassee and head to the Tallahassee Museum of History & Natural Science.  What a nice outdoor venue!  The […]

Day 4: Biloxi, Mobile, Panama City Beach

Saturday,  September 7, 2013 Biloxi, Mississippi has a lighthouse smack in the middle of a highway.  At one time, it was a working lighthouse.  Eventually, the town grew around it.  Built in 1848, the lighthouse has a rich history with two generations of one family operating it from 1866 to 1929.  We’re too late for […]

Day 2: Beaumont, Port Arthur, Baton Rouge

Thursday,  September 5, 2013   We went by the Edison Museum on the way out of Beaumont.  It’s behind the Edison Plaza building.  We were told that it was the brainchild of a group of employees from the local electricity company.  They had a passion to promote the wonderful inventions that Thomas Alva Edison created […]

Day 1: Winnie, Beaumont

Wedneday,  September 4, 2013 We didn’t venture very far the first day.  There are things to see in Texas too! We stopped by Stuckey’s for old times’ sake. It’s a gas stop/convenience store that was very popular decades ago that was the precursor to Buccee’s. Nowadays, when driving through Texas, many residents know to stop […]