Boat near Matlacha


Matlacha is a small Florida island community on the road to Pine Island. When you cross the bridge over Matlacha pass, drive slowly or you’ll miss this little gem brimming … Continue Reading →


Facing the wind

The weather has always been a topic of conversation and concern. We want to plan our day and prepare for storms. Also known as a wind vane or weathercock, the … Continue Reading →

Farm museum

Roanoke and the Blue Ridge

The Blue Ridge Parkway, a 460-mile scenic drive, follows the crest of the Appalachian mountains through Virginia and North Carolina. During a recent visit to Roanoke, Virginia, I spent some … Continue Reading →


Thai pavilion

Madison is more than just Wisconsin’s capital. It is a center of culture and learning. One highlight overlooked by too many visitors is theĀ Olbrich Botanical Gardens, near Lake Monona. Olbrich … Continue Reading →


Roanoke museums enjoy a rebirth

Roanoke has a long history as the commercial and cultural center of western Virginia. The city became a transpiration hub when the Shenandoah Valley Railroad joined the Norfolk and Western … Continue Reading →