One of our last days in Florida we went to the Crooked Tree Lighthouse and then off to Apalachicola. We were able to climb 127 step to the top of the Lighthouse and Tim, one of the volunteers joined us. Tim explained a bit of the history of the light and how it has changed.Continue reading “Lighthouse and Apalachicola”
Sunday was family day. Jay and Ryane brought their four beautiful children to Tom and Terri’s house for food and fun. Of course Shannon and John were there as well. We also explored the neighborhood with the kids and picked beauty berries, and found an escaped Chick-fil-a cow! Great relaxing fun in the pool, too.Continue reading “Florida Family Fun continues”
Our last stop in the USA was Crawfordville, Florida for a visit with Mary’s brother and sister-in-law. This also included their children Jay and Shannon and grand children Allison, Audrey, Lilly and Luke. What a great time. I am hesitant to post the 5 star review and have all of our followers decend on theirContinue reading “Fun with Family”
The Blue Lagoon is a large lagoon that is heated by the run off hot water from the neaby Svartsgnai geothermal power plant. It is rich in silica which give it the light blue color. They gave us a handfull of the silica to put on our faces for a mask. We now look evenContinue reading “Iceland – The Blue Lagoon”
The Grand Circle tour in Iceland stops at several interesting locations. The first stop on our tour took us to the largest tomato producing greenhouses in Iceland. It was interesting how they utilized the geothermal resources of the area to heat, water, and electrical power the 19 greenhouses. They import fine Italian bumble bees toContinue reading “Iceland – Fridheimar”
Monday we went to Kanawha State Forest for a morning hike. It was a beautiful day, not to cool, not too hot. The stream next to the trail was well manicured. Dave had the eye for the mushrooms. So many different kinds. We’re pretty convinced the red and yellow ones are not for eating! AndContinue reading “Wild West Virginia”
Well I knew Charleston had some history but Wow! First we went to the town of Nitro. Yep – this is where they made gun powder for WWI. The museum was packed with artifacts that local people donated. The docent that we talked to was born in Nitro and showed us a picture of herContinue reading “History in Charleston”
After arriving from the overnight train ride from Chicago to Charleston, we had a nice rest at Kathy’s, then went to the farmers market to get dinner fixings. It was a beautiful day to sit on the roof and enjoy a glass of wine before dinner. Dave, grill master extraordinaire, brilliantly cooked the steaks whileContinue reading “Arrival at Kathy’s”
We had a couple weeks to wait in Reno before getting stitches pulled. Just a few things we enjoyed.
Amazing! If you have an opportunity to go, them GO! You are inside his art. In action!