“While visiting The Ringling you are welcome to explore the Bayfront Gardens at your leisure. As awe-inspiring as any work of art, The Ringling Bayfront Gardens are a living treasure. Courting couples statuary watch over Mable’s Rose Garden. The shade the majestic Banyan trees provide. The delight inspired by the whimsy of the Dwarf Garden. The echoes from the past where the Circus King finally rests in the Secret Garden.”
A short and simple reminder to enjoy the beauty and simplicity of a trip to your own backyard. How is that for an economical road trip, free from the stress of the highway traffic. Pack a lunch from your favorite restaurant (your own kitchen) and enjoy the view.
A few years back we took a 1,600-mile road trip from Northern Vermont to Syracuse, NY and ending in Ossining, NY. In one of my previous blog post (What will you discover?), I posted some of our Vermont activities. In this post, I want to share one of our destinations in NY, the 1,000 Islands!
As the photographer(s) and videographer(s) were busy posing this blushing bride, and her dashing groom, I seized the opportunity to capture a few of my own photos! Although they were a bit closer, and somewhat safer (That’s busy 42nd street between us!) I was able to capture a few photos, that are still some of my all-time favorites!
Let me share with you the most important thing I have discovered… where ever you go, whatever you see, share it with others! Don’t be afraid to stop and smell the roses, to share a smile with a stranger, a meal with friends and build memories together that will last a lifetime!