“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.”
Denise and I took a day trip to this years Tampabay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI this past weekend. And, do you know who we saw there? Dr. Who? of course!
I am the only one who thinks that it was kind of ironic that I was leaning up against a “time machine” with Dr. Who, while I was wearing an “I can freeze time” t-shirt?
Should you find yourself in Sarasota, with a little time on your hands, might I suggest a visit to The Ringling | Circus Museum?
We found ourselves in this predicament, however, I must confess, a visit to the Circus Museum was the purpose of our visit to Sarasota. That and a trip to Yoder’s Amish Resturant! (But, Yoders’s is a blog topic that demands its own post and so, I leave it for another day!)
So what do you do to cool off on a hot Florida day? Some stay home in the AC, others go to the beach, but we go to the river and get our Kayak on! Our destination, Nobleton Outpost, on the Withlacoochee River.
Food trucks are all the buzz these days, drawing large crowds at food truck rallies. The rally held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa boasts the largest gathering of Food Trucks in the US.
As much as I love the diversity of menu items at food truck rallies and the ability to eat whatever cuisine you desire, there has always been one drawback for me, eating outside while walking around!
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.
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!
One of the things I failed to mention perhaps was all the fun, “clean” (or not so clean!) entertainment! Having never imagined I would see anyone juggling spaghetti, this was quite the spectacle!
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!
I have read, that posting too many photos in a post, bores the readers. Well, I most certainly do not want to bore my readers with my photos, that what my “dialog” is for!
Alaska is definately on my “Road Trip Bucket List!” I hope you enjoy this read as much as I did. -Bill
The moral of the story, from now on I will include information on the hotels, restaurants, parks or where ever else we go, to let you know how handicap friendly they are and what you will need to know before you go, to make your trip a little more pleasant! Let’s learn together and have fun along the way!