Stephanie Archive

Smoke on the Water

There are so many things to be grateful for.  For instance, having that ‘nature call’ at 3:30 in the morning. It was 3:30 in the morning as I lazily got out of bed. I thought I smelled something a bit unusual. I began rubbing my tired eyes trying to figure out if they weren’t seeing clearly because I had been sleeping.  Looking from our stateroom …

Where the Dolphins Swim

I’m like a kid every time I see a dolphin come up for air! I stop what I am doing and turn my focus to these beautiful creatures. The biggest smile comes across my face as I wait for their smooth, silvery bodies come to the surface for another breath. One afternoon, while in New Smyrna Beach, I watch a ripple on the water and …

Loving Saint Augustine

Have we found the town where we’d like to settle down? Did you ever dream of a perfect town where you’d like to live? The main crossroads near the place we’d called home for over 30 years had grown from 2 lanes to 6 lanes. Big box stores and subdivisions were popping up all around us. We felt it was time to move on.  In …