Antiques in the Smokies, Tennessee

Update (May 2016) : Many readers have asked about the name and location of the antique dealer whose pictures appear below. It’s Chip’s Antiques and Dixie Gas Show on Newport Highway in Sevierville, TN. Leave me a comment and let me know if you visit there and what you think of it.

Last month I told you about the wonderful Sweet P’s Barbeque and Soul House in Knoxville, Tennessee. This week I’m posting some photos from another place on that same trip, an antique dealer near Dandridge, TN. read more

Glass Bottom Boat, Silver Springs, Florida

A visit to Silver Springs State Park, Florida, and a ride in the famous glass bottom boats on the artesian-springs headwaters of the Silver River at the gateway of Ocala National Forest.

Silver Springs State Park, Florida

Glass-bottomed boats aren't the only thing wonderful about Silver Springs State Park near Ocala, Florida. Family-friendly and entertaining, this longstanding park has educational programs, public art, natural surroundings and cold springs.

Sandhill Crane Nesting Pair and Chicks

Back in February in my post about the Indian supermarket I found in Tampa, I announced that I was reducing my posts on this blog from weekly to twice monthly. Well….that didn’t quite work out the way I thought. Instead of just giving me more time for both my blogs, which it did, it also caused a cascade of potential blogs posts to pile up. So, I announce today with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I am returning to my weekly posts here. Look for more improvements in the next few months as well. Yay! I hope you are happy about it, too! read more