Candy Canes in the Caribbean

It’s the holidays! Is a “white Christmas” not your idea of a good time? Does pulling on boots and shoveling snow deplete your holiday spirit? Then it might be time to seek out a tropical destination like Beaches Turks and Caicos. Picture this: You step onto your airplane amid the snow and sleet, and you... Continue Reading →

My Big Fat Swim Partner

It’s the New Year! And even in the Sunshine State, people are dealing with chilly temperatures. So you might not get excited to step your toes into the cold waters of Crystal River in Florida. But do it! Slip on one of the wetsuits provided by Manatee Fun Tours (www.manateefun.com) because they payoff is well... Continue Reading →

A Whale of a Trip to Remember

Hawaii is a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Depending on where a person lives, the plane tickets alone can cost as much as an entire vacation elsewhere. But with so much to see and do—like snorkeling through coral reefs, visiting Volcanoes National Park, sifting your toes through green sand at Papakōlea beach, or surfing off Hawaii’s famed black... Continue Reading →

Eleventh day of Puppy!

To mark my Eleventh day of puppy as I count down to my puppy's birthday, here is my haiku: Lap-size: A Haiku by Shannon Germaine Long for the old days She fit right on my lap... now Fifty pounds of love

Ninth day of Puppy!

This picture was taken when I first met my puppy. For the ninth day of puppy for my countdown to my puppy's first birthday, here is my haiku: My sweetie puppy Such a lovebug on my lap My heart overflows

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