Spotlight Thursday – House-boating on the Suwannee River

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Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Photo Thursday is from the Suwannee River, Florida, USA.  While I was in college, my parents would rent a houseboat on the Suwannee River.  They would spent the week of Thanksgiving on the river.  I would join them as soon as classes let out for Thanksgiving.  We would spent the week on a small houseboat and motor up and down the river. Continue Reading . . .

My Favorite Quotes Celebrating Earth Day 2015

Happy Earth Day! Earth day was founded 45 years ago to celebrate the Earth.   The giant blue sphere that is our home.    In the excitement of celebrating, don’t forget to drink a toast John Muir. Yesterday, John Muir celebrated his 177th birthday. Happy Birthday, John! I know I am a day late, but its the though that counts. Continue Reading . . .

Snorkeling with Florida Manatees at Crystal River

It’s 6 am on a Saturday morning, and two of my freshman floormates and I are getting ready to make a two-hour drive.  It’s mid-January and even in Florida the temperature is a crisp 40 degrees Fahrenheit.  Despite the chilly weather, we are driving to Cyststal River to swim in Three Sisters Spring.  The weather isn’t conducive to swimming in a spring.  Even if said spring is a perfect 72 degrees Fahrenheit year around. Continue Reading . . .