Category Archives: The Florida Pages

Florida Paddling

In which I have a grand time paddling the Ozello area of the “Nature Coast” of Florida. © Judy Parsons 2024

Way Down Yonder

or Three Lessons I Learned While Biking. The adventure began at one of my favourite places to ride: the seven mile loop at Crystal River Preserve State Park. It was a rough go. We had had thunderstorms recently and there was a lot of water on the trail. Therein lay my first lesson: NEVER PEDDLE […]

Taking Flight

… ..or ♪ It’s a Long Way to River Mersey ♫ They were testing positive just down the road in Tampa when we hunkered down to wait it out until the end of May, best case scenario, and worse case the end of June. After two weeks of self-imposed isolation our plan was looking a […]

Birds of a Feather

…. or Birds of the Wildlife Park Feeling a bit shack wacky today I took off for a ramble and ended up at the nearby wildlife park which is populated by rescued birds, beasts, reptiles and tourists. Well, the tourists aren’t rescues but a today a few were odd enough that they could be put […]

Christmas, Day Twelve – Part 1

…or On the Last Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me: a free pass to the 12th day of Christmas Beachfest. Down at Seaside Villa: Tamara: Judith, I just love your new dress. Did you get it just for the Beachfest? Judith: Oh this old thing? I’ve had it forever. Tamara: Is that […]

Christmas, Day Twelve – Part 2

…or On the Last Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me: a free pass to the 12th Day of Christmas Barbecue and Bash. Over at the Trailer Park: Lannie: Check. Check one two. ♫ La La de Da ♪♪ Can I get a little more monitor there, Dave. Lannie: And can somebody clear those […]

Christmas, Day Eleven

…or On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me: A Scolding. Over at the Trailer Park: Joodles: All ready to hit the stage tomorrow? You’re not wearin’ that are ya? Lannie: Why? Nobody’s gonna see it behind my gee-tar. Joodles: Lannie, it’s got a conglomeration of stains that could be anything […]

Christmas, Day Ten

..or On the Tenth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: ingenious grandchildren. Over at the Trailer Park: Lannie: Come on kids, it’s time go set up the gear for the Seaside Festival. Randy: Okay but first you got to come with us. We drank so much Cola yesterday that we couldn’t sleep […]

Christmas, Day Nine

…or On the Ninth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: a new guitar. Down at Seaside Villa: Lancelot: So here’s the deal-e-o my little chicklets; Grandpa has to rehearse with The Cave Dwellers so I want you to listen to everything Brenda tells you, okay? Lawrence and Marilyn: Yes, Grandpa. Lawrence: Can […]

Christmas, Day Eight

…or On the Eighth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me: a hangover. Down at Seaside Villa Joodles: You’d better get up, dear. Lancelot: No, you get up. Joodles: No, you get up. There’s a ton to do and you promised to take the grandchildren tomorrow. Lancelot: No, that’s next week. Ooooh my […]