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First and last

Friday, May 01, 2015      2 comments

FIRST new park for the new month LAST park that I know of within lunch hour range I was on my way to a small but quality park by the water, one of my favorites, thinking "Hmm, I've been to every park within a reasonable range of my off... Read more

Back at it

Wednesday, April 29, 2015      6 comments

Park #87 - Montclair Park Small neighborhood park I spotted when I took a different route to work. Thirteen to go!... Read more

wash out

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      6 comments

Last week was sort of a wash out. I had a whole week of major insomnia that dragged my energy level down to zip. My steps totals and workout minutes were bare essentials. One big thing on my mind was organizing my mom's birthday party/pic... Read more

Found and Lost

Thursday, April 16, 2015      11 comments

Yesterday: 85. Bicentennial Park 86. Mobbly Wilderness Preserve Park Since starting my 100 parks project in December, I've FOUND that the area I live in is chock-full of beautiful places to walk, hike, bike, swim, play, and picnic. T... Read more

Belated birthday celebrating

Sunday, April 12, 2015      9 comments

Husband had asked what I wanted for my birthday. I told him I want parks! So we went to two beautiful Florida state parks yesterday: 83. Honeymoon Island State Park 84. Caladesi Island State Park, reached by ferry from park 83. ... Read more

Nearing my goal

Wednesday, April 08, 2015      8 comments

Of walking in 100 parks, only 18 to go with 82 in less than 4 months. I do want to finish up before the hot and humid Florida summer settles in. Already I've had to give up walking at lunchtime; it's just too warm. I am so so so fortunate... Read more

Three parks before breakfast

Sunday, April 05, 2015      4 comments

I went to a sunrise service at Philippe Park, one of the first parks for my 100 parks goal. It was dark and crystal clear when I arrived, but by the time it was light, you had to take the sunrise by faith since it wasn't visible through the hea... Read more

More than expected

Saturday, April 04, 2015      4 comments

Parks, that is. These include one private park, a state park, a county park, and five city parks, seven of them today. I came back from my parks hunt tired, thirsty, and starving. I had a great time!! 72. Life Enrichment Center - beauti... Read more

Good things in twos

Saturday, March 28, 2015      5 comments

I drove across Tampa Bay to a rehearsal this morning and made the most of my day there by adding two parks, two thrift shops, two grocery stores, one of which was Trader Joe's. I also parked in two of Tampa's most inadequate parking lots, one ... Read more

The three skirts (not tenors)

Thursday, March 26, 2015      9 comments

Happy dance this week! My scale hasn't been moving much lately, but I was inspired to rummage through some skirts that have been in my unwearable collection. I wore three of them this week for the first time in quite awhile. Granted, they're ... Read more

Lenten strategies

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      8 comments

Bad decision - I agreed to make my very favorite Red Velvet cake for an office party on Friday before remembering that I am not eating baked goods for Lent. This is my #1 favorite cake. Do I cave in and eat it? Give it up as hopeless trying n... Read more

Snakes and dolphins and bears, oh my

Tuesday, March 24, 2015      4 comments

Well, not bears, but I did spot a black snake frightening the lizards near the bench I was sitting on. I walked down to the water at lunchtime, bag lunch in hand. It was a perfect day for a walk, for sitting, for enjoying all the beauty around... Read more

Blooming things

Monday, March 23, 2015      7 comments

Seen on a short drive at lunchtime: Bleeding Heart Bottlebrush tree Orchid tree Firebush Hibiscus Oleander Alamanda Not blooming, but beautiful: All the new spring-green leaves The osprey next door Newly washed oak tr... Read more

To market, to market

Saturday, March 21, 2015      6 comments

One of today's highlights was a walk with husband to Coachman Crossing and the produce market there. We loaded up on good things, two bags each, enough to carry comfortably. We had carrot/pumpkin casserole, leek soup, and artisan bread for din... Read more

SIT in a park--what a great idea

Friday, March 20, 2015      7 comments

For lunch today, I took my leftovers and a couple of clementines to one of my favorite nearby parks. I got out my lunch--and realized that the spoon I intended to add to my bag wasn't there. Lunch was NOT finger fare, sooo...back down the road... Read more


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