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Park #92

Sunday, May 17, 2015      4 comments

Almost at goal of walking in 100 parks--eight more! 92. Safety Harbor City Park & Alligator Lake Just in passing, a word of wisdom for Fla visitors: NEVER NEVER NEVER get up close and personal with a gator. They can move much faste... Read more

Kitchen views

Saturday, May 16, 2015      8 comments

From the window, I see husband cooling off in his small pool after working on the backyard and garden. We've been talking about purchasing a weekly share from an organic farm in the fall. Inside, I have a pot of vegetables cooking as well ... Read more

Fun Friday

Friday, May 08, 2015      8 comments

Husband and I have had a fun Friday evening with out for dinner and three parks! emoticon 89. Ed Wright Park... Read more

First and last

Friday, May 01, 2015      5 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

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