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As the sun sets over John’s Pass

We were advised to arrive at Gator's hours before Saturday's Holiday boat parade.  Thankfully, the pelicans and dolphins of John's Pass provided us with endless entertainment.  The flurry of activity above suggested an abundance of fish below.     The sunset was one of the best I've ever seen.  I was particularly drawn to this

Stepping back in time at Heritage Village

The Christmas decorations are up at Heritage Village, Pinellas County's outdoor history museum. The village consists of about 30 historical buildings, relocated from different parts of Pinellas county, and collected in Largo, FL.  Together, these buildings and their contents form a 3 dimensional interactive archive of the region's history.  Walking through the village and

Dunedin Youth Guild’s Holiday Tour of Homes

What if a little holiday cheer could help build playgrounds and send kids to college?  Thanks to the Dunedin Youth Guild, it can.  The Dunedin Youth Guild awards over $30,000 in grants and scholarships annually, and a lot of this money comes from their annual Holiday Tour of Homes. Every year, on the first Saturday of

Welcome to Florida

I have a short post for you today.  Like most of the country, I traveled across state lines to visit relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday.  On my way back home, I stopped in at the I-95 Florida Welcome Center.  Free orange juice!  I love Florida.  

Florida Citrus Center: Gas station or roadside attraction?

Driving on I-75 through Central Florida, you may have noticed the vibrant blue, orange, and yellow billboards advertising The Florida Citrus Center.  "Live baby gators!" they excitedly announce to oncoming traffic.  Passing through Ocala one day, I actually decided to stop at the Florida Citrus Center off exit 358.  They really did