Going to the dogs

When we’re not in a particular hurry, we find that traveling the back roads can be infinitely more intriguing than charging down the black topped congested interstate. Driving west from Huntsville, Alabama, heading to Iuka, Mississippi, we were getting tired and a little bored after spending the previous day on the road. Along US Highway… Continue reading Going to the dogs

Road tripping with Mom

Have you ever taken a spur-of-the-moment trip? That’s what I’m doing later this month; traveling with my elderly (89-years old) mother on a journey down memory lane.  We’re going to visit some of the places she lived while growing up in the southeast. No more armchair travel for her! My mother is determined to make… Continue reading Road tripping with Mom

Sweet and bitter times at New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins

There’s a little dirt and gravel one-lane path that winds off the asphalt paved surface of Mission Road, southwest of the New Smyrna Beach Post Office. Look for a narrow entrance between cedar and palm trees just west of the intersection of Mission Drive and Old Mission Road. Don’t blink or glance down to check… Continue reading Sweet and bitter times at New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins

Trekking across the dunes at New Smyrna Dunes Park

Not far from the New Smyrna Beach Coast Guard Station in Volusia County, Florida, is the entrance to the New Smyrna Dunes Park. The park consists of about 73 acres and encompasses five ecosystems (dunes, scrub zone, saltwater marsh, ocean, and river). The dunes are the primary ecosystem on display. The park supports a variety… Continue reading Trekking across the dunes at New Smyrna Dunes Park