Vagabond Veg Soup

There’s nothing like a hot cup of soup on a cold night. Soup was one of my family’s comfort foods. It’s inexpensive, filling, and there’s just something about seeing your family sitting around a pot of hot soup and homemade bread laughing and talking together. Sometimes it can be difficult to eat healthy when traveling…

Lake Dorr Campground Lake Dorr Fl

Traveling along SR 19, not far from Alexander Springs in the Ocala National Forest, you will find a nice quiet campground right on Lake Dorr. I originally wanted to camp at Alexander Springs however as usual, it was full. One of the park rangers at Alexander Springs pointed me just a few miles down the…

Camping Along the Suwannee River Jasper and Live Oak Florida

One Sunday morning in February I went to my favorite church. It’s a vast and magnificent cathedral with high blue and white ceilings and trees that reach to touch the sun. Cardinals dressed in their best red feathers gathered around chatting and singing the most beautiful hymns. My spirit is renewed again like the river…

It’s a Dog’s World

Meet Angie.. my beautiful grand-dog, all decked out in her Louie V outfit. She and many other fur babies enjoyed a great day with their humans at the annual Ormond Memorial Art Museum Dogapalooza 2020. Ang enjoyed a lovely walk along the beautiful shaded park paths, listening to music, visiting the vendor booths, getting treats…

Tipsy Tuesday The Greasy Side

What do you do with your bacon grease when camping? Let’s face it , we love the smell of a campfire and bacon cooking at camp in the morning. But what do you do with the grease that’s left behind ? How about all those other oils or drippings? Some folks suggest digging a hole…

Tips to keep mosquitoes away

Are mosquitoes ruining your camping, traveling, and outdoor fun? They can definitely put a damper on our summer vacation time outside. Let’s face it, summer is the time when most of us want to get out and be active. Our northern brothers and sisters are thrilled for the break from the snow. If you live…

Paint With Me

As the water and paint swirl together on the paper I try to feel which way it will flow. I am completely self taught through trial and error and clearly an amateur. Painting is how I decompress and relieve stress. I don’t worry if I make a mess or a masterpiece. I have a stack…

Phipps Park Campground Stuart Florida

This week my travels took me back to Stuart Florida and Phipps Park Campground.Phipps park campground is located right next to St Lucie Recreation Area Campground overlooking the waterway and lock. It’s a beautiful campground for Rv and Tent Camping with sites right on the waterway or on the pond. All of the sites are…