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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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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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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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