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Ponce de León Hotel

  Flagler College hosted an open house this weekend, and the buildings were open to the public. I had a chance to visit the historic Ponce de León Hotel built by Henry Flagler 1888. He

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Havana Cuba

I had the opportunity to travel to Havana last weekend. It was wonderful to visit with the Cuban people. They are so friendly and happy spirited.


I rode my fat-tire mountain bike at Nocatee Preserve Park on Saturday. About midway down the double-track, in the dense grass, the yellow flies discovered me. Swarms of the relentless devils turned me right around.

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Wicked Barley

I went to play at Wicked Barley last weekend. The honey that drew me in was the mead. I have tried mead a few times and never warmed up to it unless it was. I


I noticed these palmettos over several walks before. On this morning the sunlight was coming from the right direction. It rained the night before and cleaned the foliage. This scene captures the elements I have

The Raintree

I ate brunch at The Raintree restaurant last weekend. Located in a restored nineteenth-century home, the restaurant’s building and grounds are charming. The decor is excellent, elegant yet comfortable. I enjoyed the Bloody Caesar, a

Fort Caroline

I visited the Fort Caroline National Memorial last weekend. It is near the visitor center of Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. When you visit, don’t miss the exhibits inside the visitor center. The fort reconstruction is a

Julington Creek Fish Camp

I have been looking for a seafood restaurant as lovable as our favorite in Maryland. Friends recommend Julington Creek Fish Camp, so it is the first. It is a splendid restaurant. The dishes are creative

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The Floridian

I had an early lunch at The Floridian restaurant Sunday. The decor is Florida-eclectic and the dishes southern. It is a comfortable place to dine with novel takes on traditional fare. I had two of their

Grape and Grain Exchange

Before dinner last night I stopped by the Grape and Grain Exchange to have a craft cocktail. There is a speakeasy-style parlor with live entertainment behind the package store. I had a Takes Two to

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