Where I Ride

I am a Florida leisure cyclist. I love my blue Sun Beach Cruiser and long lazy rides through Tradition, Fl. When I reach this lake on my regular route, I can feel my soul settle down and unwind a bit.

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Out here I ride with the cranes.

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I ride with the cows.20140227-192139.jpgI ride with a helmet and a smile.

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A Visit to Downtown Stuart, FL

IMG_0037The Stuart Heritage Museum is an iconic structure in downtown Stuart. IMG_0038 Along with the museum, Stuart offers lots of downtown shops and dining.IMG_0032IMG_0033 IMG_0034 IMG_5027Stuart is also the sailfish capital of the world!IMG_0035IMG_0047IMG_0039IMG_0040 IMG_0042 IMG_0046We love our watery world down here in south Florida.
IMG_0063To learn more about Downtown Stuart, Visit Florida has an article here.

Downtown Stuart, FL

IMG_0037The Stuart Heritage Museum is an iconic structure in downtown Stuart. IMG_0038 Along with the museum, Stuart offers lots of downtown shops and dining.IMG_0032 IMG_0033 IMG_0034 IMG_5027Stuart is also the sailfish capital of the world!IMG_0035 IMG_0047IMG_0039 IMG_0040 IMG_0042 IMG_0046We love our watery world down here in south Florida.
IMG_0063To learn more about Downtown Stuart, Visit Florida has an article here.

What Do Villas at Animal Kingdom Lodge Look Like?

Spent a weekend with giraffes!

Have you ever wondered what a villa looks like at the Animal Kingdom Lodge?

We recently spent a weekend at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Giraffes, Zebras and a multitude of other african animals roamed free right outside our balcony. Who else but Disney could offer such a magical place? We drifted off to dreamland each night with the splendor of these majestic creatures right outside our window. What a beautiful adventure.

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Of course a Disney lodge would have a perfectly paired Disney moment as a focal feature in the suite.

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This 5th floor villa was nicely equipped. I could stay for a while that’s for sure!

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All the kids (young and old) played with the drums and other african musical instruments in the Zawadi Marketplace (that’s fancy talk for gift shop).

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There were endless sights to be seen. Around every corner your eyes had a new wonder to behold.

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Do animals come to your window at the Animal Kingdom Lodge?

Yes! My favorite was the animals outside our window. In the morning, the fog rolled in and I had my morning coffee on the balcony with these fellas.

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There are many options for meals at the resort. We opted for a buffet breakfast, Mickey themed of course.

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They also had a great game room by the pool. No one is bored at this resort, that’s for sure.

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We nicknamed these guys Hans and Frans.

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Bunkbeds!

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Can’t wait to make a return trip : )

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Spent a weekend with giraffes!We recently spent a weekend at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Giraffes, Zebras and a multitude of other african animals roamed free right outside our balcony. Who else but Disney could offer such a magical place? We drifted off to dreamland each night with the splendor of these majestic creatures right outside our window. What a beautiful adventure.

IMG_5133Of course a Disney lodge would have a perfectly paired Disney moment as a focal feature in the suite.

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IMG_5149This 5th floor villa was nicely equipped. I could stay for a while that’s for sure!

IMG_5173All the kids (young and old) played with the drums and other african musical instruments in the Zawadi Marketplace (that’s fancy talk for gift shop).

IMG_0013_2There were endless sights to be seen. Around every corner your eyes had a new wonder to behold.

IMG_5150My favorite was the animals outside our window. In the morning, the fog rolled in and I had my morning coffee on the balcony with these fellas.

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IMG_5201There are many options for meals at the resort. We opted for a buffet breakfast, Mickey themed of course.

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IMG_5369They also had a great game room by the pool. No one is bored at this resort, that’s for sure.

IMG_5385We nicknamed these guys Hans and Frans.

IMG_5396Bunkbeds!

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IMG_1367Can’t wait to make a return trip : )

Oxbow Eco Center

What’s it like inside the Oxbow Eco Center?

There’s so much to explore and get your hands on and your eyes around at a nature center. We are blessed to locally have “The Oxbow.” I love to watch the wonder in a child’s eye when they experience something for the first time, like standing eye to eye with an otter.

Ever lay your hand across the back of a bobcat? Curious about a crane’s beak?

Then head to the Oxbow. Your experience can be different every time. On our last visit, the staff had just received a nest of baby birds that had fallen out of a neighboring tree – we were mesmerized as their little beaks chirped up at us.

Peek through the glass at the snakes and turtles, run your fingers through the sand at the sensory table, take a hike on the trails…all part of a day well spent.

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