Embracing Nevada - Val in Real Life

Embracing Nevada: A Georgia Girl Moves West

Twenty-two years. Half of my life. That’s how long I’ve called the Atlanta area home. (The other half was in Florida, for those that aren’t in the know.) And now […]


Florida’s Fort Clinch State Park

As some of you know, I’m originally from the Sunshine State. Which means I have lots of extended family strewn about the peninsula. So this year I met my parents […]


A Plea for the Everglades…

Last week I dragged the Fred and George¬†down to South Florida. We did a great many things in my old stomping grounds and one of the places we visited was […]


Postcards from Real Life: Solstice in Florida

Greetings from Florida! Camp Granola has spent the week in the Sunshine State, visiting family and exploring with friends. With stops in Ft. Lauderdale, the Keys, the Everglades, and Fort […]


Postcards from Real Life: Contrasts

Greetings from the watery world that is South Florida. Although I grew up in this sultry, soggy land, it’s always an eye-opener to return here after having been away for […]


A Three-Hour Tour

For all of our family time, private adventuring, and fishing in Florida, Camp Granola also embarked on an eco-tour that I highly recommend if you get down to Marco Island. […]

Three Musketeers

When in Florida…

Florida, being what it is geographically speaking, lends itself to all things water-related. So when visiting, one of the things you might be tempted to do is fish. I actually […]

Edge of the Storm

Getting to know Marco

The Florida Chronicles continue… In spite of Jester’s parents having moved to Naples many years ago, we hadn’t spent much time on it’s neighbor, Marco Island. Nestled off the southwest […]


Over the river and through the woods…

…to Grandma’s house we went. As you know, Camp Granola wandered off to Florida to visit the grand-parental units. It wasn’t one of our typical vacations in which we go […]

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