Little Guatemala in Western Carolina

The culmination of a relaxing vacation was a stop in Morganton NC to see old friends with an exciting new venture. Erica and Christian Ramazzini renovated a building at 810 East Union Street into a charming cafe serving freshly roasted Guatemalan coffee, pastries and Guatemalan street food like tostadas. You can also purchase traditional craftContinue reading “Little Guatemala in Western Carolina”

What’s new at the St. Pete Farmer’s Market

Visited old friends and made new ones at the St. Petersburg FL Saturday Market. Our first stop was the Twisted Indian food truck. Kat had the Lamb Korma Naanwich, which she described as perfectly spiced with just the right amount of heat. I had my favorite drink, Mango Lassi, a refreshing cold drink made withContinue reading “What’s new at the St. Pete Farmer’s Market”

James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

On Saturday April 10, 2021, we visited the James Museum to view a traveling exhibit “Go Artfully Wild.” The exhibit showcases Artist for Conservation (AFC)’s International “Nature in Art” exhibit. The exhibit features “60 paintings and sculptures that awaken our responsibility to conserve the diversity and wonder of our natural world.” The exhibit is onContinue reading “James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art”

Trash and Treasure

The tourists are here in full force, so Monday morning is beach cleanup time. We walked from Caddy’s on Sunset Beach up to the Bilmar and back and collected 3 grocery bags of detritus, plastic bottles and toys, beer cans, masks and wipes. Some were thoughtful to put their rubbish in a neat pile. OnceContinue reading “Trash and Treasure”

Sunday pleasures and treasures

Fortified with Dave’s raisin bread French toast, vegan sausage, fresh Florida strawberries and an orange juice banana protein shake, we headed south to Sarasota for a lazy afternoon at Cafe in the Park. We made the same trek this time last year to listen to one of our favorite local bands, Passerine. It’s the firstContinue reading “Sunday pleasures and treasures”

Kids in a candy shop

We meant to go to an art fair in downtown St. Pete but ended up at the Saturday morning market. First we stopped at the booth named St. Pete Rocks. I bought Mookalite, a form of jasper from Australia that is meant to impart deep calm when faced with new experiences, points out all possibilitiesContinue reading “Kids in a candy shop”

Tax prep for seniors

For the past few years my mother has been going to her local library for free tax preparation but this service has become another casualty of the Covid-19 epidemic. She set me the task of finding an alternative and I am pleased to announce that the Gulfport FL Senior Center is offering tax prep byContinue reading “Tax prep for seniors”

Update-Covid Vaccine

For those still trying to get an appointment for a Covid vaccine, here are the options available in Pinellas county. Please let us know if you have any other information. https://www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida Update: 4140 booked, try again Friday February 12 after 7:00 a.m. EST (6:00 a.m. CST) for your next opportunity. https://www.patientportalfl.com/login There are no moreContinue reading “Update-Covid Vaccine”