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Michelle
Florida
I am a retired high school teacher and am happily married. I have an absolutely beautiful daughter named Marissa.
Interests: Traveling, photography, vegetarianism, my pets, reading, painting, sports, computers, traveling, decorating, and the beach!, Helping animals in any way I can.
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During my visit to Miami Florida in June 2015, I had the pleasure of attending a baseball game at the Marlins new stadium. This is a really new stadium that just opened in the spring of 2012. The Marlins were playing the New York Yankees that night and it was... Continue reading
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Here is the entrance to Vizcaya: Villa Vizcaya now called Vizcaya Museum and Gardens on Biscayne Bay in Miami Florida was built by businessman James Deering as a winter home. Vizcaya was planned and built between 1914 and 1923. Vizcaya combines french and Italian garden layouts combined with Cuban limestone... Continue reading
That is really sad and as you stated far too common. I hope this woman gets some justice one day! Sorry I haven't stopped by lately - sick, tired, traveling blah, blah, blah. I really miss the days of blogging before Facebook and sometimes wish I'd never joined Facebook. I just installed Disqus comments. Maybe...maybe that will help.
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I wanted to see the Coral Castle when I visited the Miami area because it looked to beautiful in the photos. I was not prepared to hear the interesting stories surrounding the man who built it, how he did it, and why. Like the Egyptian pyramids, much of how one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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The above photo was taken from a nice restaurant called the Rusty Pelican where you can get a pretty good view of the Miami city skyline. I always enjoy taking photos of people at the beach. Most of them are having fun especially the children. I enjoyed seeing the ocean... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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I visited Spain three years ago and saw four different areas of the country. There are still other areas of Spain I would like to see such as Barcelona, but I do feel like I saw a pretty good cross-section of the country. I'm writing this post from memory so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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I had a wake up call this week regarding sun exposure and wearing sunscreen. I live in sunny Florida and have visited some very nice places with great beaches that are near the equator. I've mistakenly thought that my olive tone skin would protect me. While darker skin is less... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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Here is Rangiroa which is the second largest atoll in the world. I could only take photos from the ship because we weren't able to get off the boat due to wind and rough shallow water. It was still pretty cool to see as I'm just a very curious person... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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I am writing this post in honor of all mothers and especially those that are often overlooked on Mother's Day each year. If you have pets you are a mother they could not survive without you! I also wanted to share the love shown by some of the animal mothers'... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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On my 12 day cruise from Tahiti to San Diego we stopped on the island of Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas Islands. I think visiting the Marquesas Islands on a cruise is a good way to see them. We were told on the cruise not to swim in the water... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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My only regret about my trip to French Polynesia is not spending more than one day on the island of Moorea. I boarded a cruise ship in Tahiti after returning from Bora-Bora. I loved the lush, green, well kept landscape and the fact that you can reach Tahiti by ferry.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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I really enjoyed just hanging at Matira Beach on Bora-Bora. As you can see many of the locals and tourists were having a great time! The sunsets were incredible as well. I'm very shy about asking people if I can take their photo, but I got some good practice here!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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I had a fabulous time on my boat tour circling Bora-Bora island! We actually went swimming with some sharks and stingrays! The scenery was incredible too! My tour guide holding a sting ray Yes they are playing with a stingray who are actually very soft: The scenery was incredible: Here... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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Watching the sunrises and sunsets was definitely the highlight of my trip to Bora-Bora. They never disappointed me and were especially incredible in the over water bungalow I decided to stay in. The sky actually did a lot of incredible things throughout the day! Thanks so much for stopping by!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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When I arrived in Bora-Bora, French Polynesia, I was given a welcome drink. There is no alcohol in this drink. There is a photo of me drinking the drink which makes it look like it has alcohol in it, but I was just very jet lagged after being on a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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Today I'm packing for my dream trip to Tahiti, Bora-Bora, and the Marquesas Islands. I'm very excited, but having a hard time deciding what I need as I will be gone for 17 days! Part of the trip is a cruise which will disembark in San Diego. I will have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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I'm excited to be returning to the botanical gardens in Naples, Florida this coming weekend. I was just there a few weeks ago with my family. We enjoyed it so much that we decided to buy a year membership. On certain days of the week the Naples Botanical Gardens offer... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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While visiting my father in southern Florida we decided to take his 1947 Chevy truck to Khorashan State Park for some photos. While there we got some very nice photos of his truck in front of some older buildings which made for a nice backdrop. We also learned a lot... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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Here are my final photos of Las Vegas these photos were taken in the hotels Paris and Caesar's Palace. I was amazed at the number of very very high-end shops in Caesar's Palace forum. I enjoyed window shopping as it's rare to see Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Breitling and Chanel, Tiffany... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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The above photo is of the ceiling of the enrance to the Venetian hotel. It is a replica of Michelangelo's ceiling in the Sistine Chapel in Rome, Italy. The Venetian is probably my favorite hotel in Las Vegas. There are so many wonderful hotels in Vegas including the Bellagio and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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I love visiting Las Vegas at Christmas time. I do not drink or gamble, but I love looking at all of the Christmas decorations. Las Vegas has so many grand hotels to begin with and the decorations just make it even more majestic! One of my favorite hotels to visit... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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Paris is sometimes referred to as the city of lights and I beieve it is definitely that at Christmas time. In December of 2012, I visited Paris to see the Christmas decorations. It was indeed a beautiful site as Paris always is! I did break my rule of staying central... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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I've been, very, very busy moving over the past few weeks. I would not recommend it to anyone. I know it's a necessity in life, but lets just say I've had many more fun and less stressful times! When I visited Park City Utah last year I wasn't really sure... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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Above is the Azure Window in Gozo - MUCH bigger than I imagined it would be! Let me start this post by saying that in the future I am going to make an effort to write shorter and more frequent posts. This is another post that I am writing from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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*Another post from memory only using a point and shoot camera. I truly loved northern Maui so I wanted to write about it. I would love to go back and fly into Hana. The photo of me below is at a fruit stand in the "photo booth" on my way... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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