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Sunshine State of Mind: The Florida Keys

So Florida: Moonrise off Key West at the Southernmost Point There are many songs about the Florida Keys, with perhaps The Beach Boys' "Kokomo" perhaps being the most well-known. I remember this song being played on a cassette tape while road tripping in the family car when I was a kid. The song describes an… Continue reading Sunshine State of Mind: The Florida Keys

Europe and the United Kingdom, Historical sites, history, Museums, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation

The Tower of London

One of the Tower's famous ravens The final post in our Great British Adventure series focuses on the Tower of London.  It is one of the attractions included with the London Pass, however, given its rich and interesting history, I felt that it deserved its own post.  I am also reluctant to say good-bye to… Continue reading The Tower of London

Europe and the United Kingdom, Historical sites, history, Museums, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation, writing

Salisbury Cathedral and the Magna Carta

After visiting Stonehenge, we backtracked nine miles to the historic city of Salisbury.  We had been searching for Old Sarum, the site of the oldest known settlement in the area.  Unfortunately the sat nav got a little confused, likely due to user error, and so we never made it to Old Sarum.  Instead, in a… Continue reading Salisbury Cathedral and the Magna Carta