Radon Gas

Why, you may ask, is a travel blog talking about radon gas? Many things contribute to traveling light through life. One of them is good health. Occasionally I post about this aspect. Some of you are aware I was offline for some months. My sister was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer late last year. How … More Radon Gas

“Hey Dad!”

What do you do for Father’s Day? Expectations for the day may be wrapped up in expectations of the parent—both fulfilled and unfulfilled. Was that man the father you wanted him to be? Last weekend one of our adult children asked if they and their children could come over this Sunday. I think it’s a … More “Hey Dad!”

A Day in Venice

On a warm spring morning we drove to downtown Venice. Venice, Florida that is. We parked our car as close to the shade as possible in the free parking lot and checked the city map at the kiosk beside the public restroom building. Downtown Venice offers plenty of shopping and restaurant choices (several with outdoor … More A Day in Venice

Nokomis Beach

Near the end of our drive on Casey Key we stopped at Nokomis Public Beach. Plenty to do here: swimming, sun bathing, etc. Sandcastles anyone? Plenty of shells, too, for hunters and collectors. This beach was covered with shells—mainly broken ones. Ouch! The tide must have brought them in. Head north up the beach for … More Nokomis Beach

Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day Weekend National Observances occur on Sunday, May 26 and on Monday, May 27, 2019 If you will be in D.C. on the weekend you’ll have several events to choose from. • Pay your respects at the war memorials on the National Mall. • Visit Arlington National Cemetery. The Memorial Day Roses Foundation provides … More Memorial Day 2019

Casey Key

Fancy mansions on a narrow winding road provided a different viewing pleasure on Casey Key. This yellow home in the photo above and elsewhere in this post was my favorite. Not because it was so big, but because of it’s architecture. Although, it certainly was BIG. You’ll notice I couldn’t back up far enough. I … More Casey Key

Der Dutchman

Comfort Food and More at Der Dutchman’s restaurant. Last week I mentioned the two Amish restaurants a few blocks apart from each other in Sarasota, Florida. We chose to eat lunch at Yoder’s, which I’ve affectionately given the pet name: Yoder’s Gravy Ladle in honor of their generous fine gravy (see last week’s post). Immediately … More Der Dutchman