Every time I write about the delicious Crème Brulee Italian Toast that I enjoyed at Baer House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Vicksburg, Mississippi, my readers ask for the recipe. Well, baby boomer travelers, we’re in luck. Owner, Doug Coustineau, has agreed to share it with us. Thanks, Doug. Baer House Inn Crème Brulee Italian […]
For a step back in literary time, baby boomer book lovers should visit Cross Creek, home of author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, on their next Florida vacation. Walking the grounds and buildings of the 1930’s Florida homestead is like entering a pre-wired world. Here, Rawlings’ wrote her novels, including Pulitzer Prize winner, The Yearling, at a […]
Are you a baby boomer gardener? If so, the next time you travel to Florida, take a detour from the beaches to visit Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. Located in the north central part of the state near Gainesville, the gardens are home to the world’s largest lily pads, Florida’s largest public display of bamboo and the […]
Would you like to travel the Natchez Trace on a southern road trip that combines scenery with history on a slow crawl through Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. The 444-mile green corridor meanders through forests, farmland and swamps as it follows an ancient path that is now a national park. With opportunities to hike 28 designated […]
Do you like to connect with nature on your travels? Nothing beats kayaking down the Ichetucknee River on the crystal clear waters of north-central Florida. The six-mile-journey takes paddlers through a cypress forest chock full of wildlife, so be on the lookout for raccoons, wild turkey, blue heron, wood ducks and white-tail deer. And, […]
Are you a fan of gingerbread trim and elegance from yesteryear? Do I have a Florida bed and breakfast for you. At Gainesville’s Sweetwater Branch Inn, baby boomer travelers experience the intricacies of Victorian architecture, a shady garden’s peacefulness and owner Cornelia Holbrook’s homemade crepes for breakfast. Sweetwater Branch Inn is actually a collection of […]
When I spotted an alligator guarding a gate on the La Chua Trail (3-mile round trip) in Paynes Prairie State Preserve, Florida showed this baby boomer her wild side. As the gator basked in the sun with his eyes closed, I gave him plenty of room before tip-toeing through the gate towards the viewing platform […]
No, Alan and I didn’t see a ghost on our visit to Baer House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Vicksburg, Mississippi. But we slept with enough stories, antiques and memorabilia to satisfy any baby boomer historian. What a lovely bed and breakfast! Located in Vicksburg’s historic downtown district, the 1870’s era Eastlake Victorian home has seven […]
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