Jul 022016


My daughter and I went to Brownwood Paddock Square, which is like an outdoor mall and has shopping/dining/entertainment. It’s described as being “Reminiscent of an early century Florida cattle town”. We went early in the morning, about a half hour before most stores opened, so we could explore at a slow pace and really check everything out. It’s a really cool place and a lot of people go during the day for the shops, movie theaters (3) and restaurants. They have a large entertainment area and have live bands etc. at night, so it’s really hopping then and on the weekends. We really enjoyed the time we spent there, and would like to go back soon. We saw this feller sitting on a fence and I had to take a photo of him.

Saturday Snapshot

Dec 122015

One of the things I really wanted to do the week we were in NYC for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, was to go to Donna Bell’s Bakeshop, owned by Pauley Perrette (Abby on NCIS) and two of her friends.

As you can see on the window, the shop specializes in all-natural Southern baked goods and savories. We went first thing in the morning and we each got a breakfast sandwich, and they were yummy!

The bake shop is named in honor of Pauley’s beloved late mother.

They also have a few items they sell on the website. If you’d like to read my review of the book, go here







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Nov 142015
The Things You See At Walmart
Six Word Saturday


Looky what I saw at WM the other day:

As you can see, that is one parking spot



This one shows how far the were out in the driving lane. They would have been farther out if the car in the front hadn’t parked past the line.


They’re front tires barely made it into the parking spot. I’m not sure the people parked in the row behind them were able to back out

Saturday Snapshot

Aug 152015

palm crest

This is the Palm Crest. My family and I stayed there every year when we came to Florida from Ohio for a two week vacation. I loved this hotel and the friends I met each year. I live in Florida now and still visit this beach.  I took this photo the last time I was there, when my son and I went. So many good memories!!

Saturday Snapshot