Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cedar Key Sunset

Island Hotel, Cedar Key, FL

Beautiful surroundings, wine tastings and tales of ghost swirl around the Island Hotel. Visit there web site to see why you need to make a visit soon! Click on title.

Fiddler's Restaurant - Steinhatchee, FL

Jim Hunt, master chef and owner of Fiddler's, and Doc Lawrence enjoy the night in the bar. Jim also wows patrons with his wash tub playing ability. Click on title to read more.

Steinhatchee Landing Resort

Steinhatchee Resort Landings is the stuff of dreams and old-warm charm set on the river in Seinhatchee, FL. Owner Dean Fowler,and his lovely wife were gracious hosts and have spent time with a favorite guest, Jimmy Carter. Click on title to read more.

Fishing in Steinhatchee with Captain Norwood

Check out link in title for Sea Hag marina which Captain Norwood owns.

Dixie Mainline

There is a story about this road. Hang on it's coming.

DanMay Island

A real Florida "Cracker" house, its grounds keeper (Cecil) and Carol McQueen and I enjoying the great outdoors.

The Suwannee River

The sign on the Suwannee says it all. Salt Creek to the left, Suwannee to the right. Way down upon the Suwannee River.....

Wine is a Sanctuary at the OB

In the Outer Banks, Sanctuary means good wine. John Wright is making a name for himself with his award winning varietals. Favorites to try are Whalehead White (semi-dry), The Lightkeeper (sweet red) and Blackberry wine made from pure nectar. It is all pure heaven.

Cooking in Style in Outer Banks

The Chef from Coastal Provisions cooked up some some delicacies including mini-bruschetta and heads-on shrimp w/BBQ sauce. No, he's not Steven Seagal, but he looks like him. Check out his site above.

The Wild Horses of the Outer Banks

It has been my dream to see the wild horses for years on the beach and I finally did in October. A shout out goes to our extraordinary guide, photog and writer, Jared Lloyd, who knew just where to find our 4-legged friends. Go to for more info and click on above site for more on horses.

Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Corolla, NC

Views of Carrituck Lighthouse in Outer Banks, NC. It is one of the few that you can still walk up and I did it, even without caffeine! Here are daunting views from the bottom up to the top. Click on title to view.

Jane Seymour & Amini Collection, High Point, NC

Jane Seymour was busy at the High Point Furniture Market where she has her designs in the Amini showroom in the IHFC building. She is not only talented but one of the most gracious people I have ever been privileged to meet Her touch was throughout the showroom and shows her passion and talent.

Plains, GA

Here I am in the land of Jimmy Carter, Plains, GA. Downtown consists of about 4 stores and that's it. Great peanut butter ice cream there and worth the trip to the Jimmy Carter Center, also in Plains. The old homes and churches were post card pretty.

13th Colony Distilleries, LLC

Still Master, Graham Arthur, has traveled the world and after living in exotic locales and Florida put down roots in Americus. His expertise with the local southern tradition called gin, vodka and whiskey is making itself known in these parts of the world. Click title to read more.

The Trellis, Americus, GA

For unique food, extensive wine lists in an old-world atmosphere, try The Trellis in Americus, GA. It is worth the stop. End your meal with the melon sorbet if you can. Click title to view.

Still Pond Vineyards

Owner, Charlie Cowart demonstrates his award winning wines in his family owned business in Arlington, GA.

Jimmie's Hot Dogs

Try the best hot dogs in the South at Jimmie's, an icon in Albany. Martin Luther King has enjoyed a dog here as he discussed world affairs with other leaders.

Chehaw Nature Park

"W" the friendly Rhino nuzzles up to staff. I caught a very fast Cheetah in one moment of stillness at this beautiful facility in Albany. Click here to view.

Putting on the Ritz at Sweet Grass Diary

For the best cheeses in Georgia, visit the Sweet Grass Diary in downtown Thomasville. Check website for news or any changes. Click on title to view.

Doc and Karen in Front of 300 year old Oak

Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville, GA

Karen Smith, Tourism Director for Thomasville, GA in front of Pebble Hill, a beautiful historical mansion in her lovely city. Click on title to view.

Ray Charles Plaza - Albany, GA

Ray Charles Plaza is Albany's tribute to its most famous son.

Flint RiverQuarium

Sun bathing turtles enjoy the day at the new and advanced Flint RiverQuarium in Albany. Click on title to view site.

BMW Car Show

The BMW car show was in Spartanburg, SC and was eye candy for car lovers of all types. Porsche's, Ferrari's, BMW's, VW bugs, and more littered the grounds and thrilled car enthusiasts and self-professed car nuts.