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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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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
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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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Warning: I barely knew how to use my camera and nothing about editing my photos when I went on this trip around Thanksgiving 2013. The following photo is a "selfie": When I went to San Francisco I expected to be roaming around the city and visiting museums. However, I was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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Skansen was created in 1891 and is the first open-air museum and zoo in Sweden to show what life was like before the industrial era. The name Skansen has also been used as a noun to refer to other open-air museums in Europe and the United States. Skansen's buildings and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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The above photo was taken at Skansen which I will discuss in my next post because there is so much I want to say about this wonderful place! Old Town also known as Gamla Stan is the original center of Stockholm. Gamla Stan consists of buildings dating back to the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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"I've seen quite a bit of the world, but I really like Sweden and feel like I could live there some day." ~Juliana Hatfield I've visited 34 countries now and can only envison myself living in a handful of them. Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden are really the only three... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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"Besides love, independence of thought is the greatest gift an adult can give a child.” ~ Bryce Courtenay, The Power of One While in Tanzania when I was traveling with "The Giving Lens", our group visited a vocational school in Moshi that was established by a former Home Economics teacher... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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If I'm offered a good case in Florida or a good case somewhere else, South Florida will win every time. ~F. Lee Bailey Note: I hope no one is offended my the quote, but it's my attempt at humor : While visiting my father in Southern Florida for his birthday... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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Below is a panoramic view from my balcony: Austria is a very beautiful country. It is just as beautiful as I thought it would be and as pretty as the pictures/postcards I had always seen. It is a great place for nature lovers as well as sports enthusiasts to visit.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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Ruth and Idgie were named after the characters in the popular movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" Ruth is a partially paralyzed cat, but can still get around (a little slowly) to eat and use her litter box. Here is their new... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Michelle's Menagerie
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The Above photo is Oia around sunset I mispronounced Oia the first few days I was there. It was not until the last couple of days of my visit that I learned the correct way to say it. Oia is pronounced E-ah not Oy-a as I pronounced it my first... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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“You can judge a man's true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” ― Paul McCartney It did my heart good to see how well cats are treated on the island of Santorini in Greece. While I was there I visited a restaurant several times where there were... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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“You can judge a man's true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” ― Paul McCartney It did my heart good to see how well cats are treated on the island of Santorini in Greece. While I was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Michelle's Menagerie
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To know life, one must love many things.” —Vincent van Gogh I wish I could buy a ticket to heaven for my next trip. Heaven gained a new angel while I was in Europe last week. Our Black Lab Shadow... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Michelle's Menagerie
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To know life, one must love many things.” —Vincent van Gogh I wish I could buy a ticket to heaven for my next trip. Heaven gained a new angel while I was in Europe last week. Our Black Lab Shadow went to the Rainbow bridge on July 20th, 2014. Shadow... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl
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People kept telling me that the sunsets in Santorini, Greece would be spectacular so my anticipation was high! While walking around the beautiful streets of Oia, I could have sworn that I had been magically transported to a Detroit deteriorated city like area! This was not far at all from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Wandering and Searching Island Girl