I’m adjusting to life in East Tennessee after living and working in Chicago my whole life. Hubby retired, I took a job transfer and we are now empty nesters out exploring our world. Tennessee is a popular spot for people our age, and my grand-children now talk about Grandma and Papa’s “village” vs coming to our house. Follow along as we look for more fun places to visit.
Today was a crisp and cool spring day. Recently we had read about the top waterfalls in Tennessee and Ozone Falls happens to be within an hour drive. We headed out just after noon and took an easy ride down Interstate 40 arriving about 1pm.https://www.tn.gov/environment/program-areas/na-natural-areas/natural-areas-east-region/east-region-/na-na-ozone-falls.html The parking area is right alongside the road, an informational... Continue Reading →
Tomorrow it will be one year since we signed a contract on our home in Tennessee. Blog posts have been few and far between - a busy life, new job and settling in have been a priority. This year I'm hoping to resume writing and capture some of our adventures to share. We have been... Continue Reading →
As we planned and researched our trip to Aruba I actively looked for a sail that would get us out of the hotel and resort area. We love to Snorkel and have taken trips in St Thomas with Pat on the Independence Independence Day Sail and on St John with Busy Bee Busy Bee -... Continue Reading →
We are adventurous, and a little bit cheap. Our Monday started with a walk over to the Beach hut where Ritz guests can get snorkel masks and fins for no charge. We wanted to explore Boca Catalina today so getting our gear was a priority. Next we decided to walk and take the bus as... Continue Reading →
Dinner on the Town – Learning a Lesson about Reservations. We spent the afternoon at the Renaissance Island and came back to our room for a shower and a rest. We had stopped at the Navigator Desk in the lobby of our hotel (Renaissance Marina) and asked about dinner recommendations. She mentioned the Driftwood Restaurant... Continue Reading →
I wanted dedicate this post specifically to the Renaissance Island that is a perk of staying at the Marina hotel and/or the Ocean Suites. Both of these are Renaissance Hotels. The Marina Hotel is Adults only and the Ocean hotel is family friendly. We stayed at the Marina Hotel – the room was small –... Continue Reading →
Day 3 – Breakfast – Exploring Downtown and local shops We started our day with a walk over to the Dutch Pancake house at around 8:00am local time. We arrived to the open air restaurant and a line of about 6-8 people. All the tables were full, and we had a brief wait of about... Continue Reading →