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Off the Beaten Path Orlando: A Cheap Day Trip

Orlando can be an expensive destination!  Theme park tickets, meals, hotels can all eat into your budget and make you feel like your pockets must have holes in them the the money is just falling out! If you are looking for a cheap, low key afternoon of escape from theme park induced madness (or looking […]

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Markets of The World: Local Farmers Markets in Orlando Florida

I have been forever changed.  I might not be able to eat citrus fruit from the grocery store at home in Minnesota ever again. I was truly not prepared for the sudden explosion of flavor in my mouth.  I had no idea what to anticipate.  The only recent flavor reference that I had for citrus […]

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Off the Beaten Path Orlando: Foodie Heaven Found in Orlando Suburb

Yellow Dog Eats was a welcome respite after driving past miles upon miles of generic, tasteless tourist traps.  I had yet to see a restaurant in the Orlando area that really looked like it has something worthwhile to eat. The restaurant is built in a 100 year old general store.  It was out in the […]

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Florida Alligator

Things to do in Kissimmee Florida – Our Encounter With A Swamp Monster

We rounded the corner and suddenly, there he was, massive and silent staring at me with his reptilian eyes.   He looked like a prehistoric monster, sunning himself in the mud of the swamp and  I could imagine one small movement of his massive tail effortlessly knocking me over. Our tour guide, Chris, informed us […]

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Key Lime Pie in Florida

Heaven in My Mouth – Key Lime Pie in Cocoa Beach Florida

For me, the magic of a great piece of key lime pie comes from the juxtaposition of real, lip smacking tartness of the limes and the thick, creamy texture of the filling. I consider myself somewhat of a key lime pie connoisseur.  Unfortunately, I have tried many an unsatisfying slice of the stuff. Sometimes, the […]

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Space Shuttle Discovery Launch

The Last Space Shuttle Discovery Launch: An Experience that I will Never Forget

The day was perfect. A bright blue sky surrounded the vehicle assembly building at NASA, which we could clearly see across the water. The February air was warm on my skin, the sun intense on and beating down on the hat that covered my head. It couldn’t have been any better. We were so, so […]

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