Rock City Lights

by Ruth, a.k.a Momma Frizzle Walking through the Christmas displays on top of Lookout Mountain, my sister-in-law Julie told me what to write. So I’m going to. On Saturday night, we had paid a bunch of money to experience Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights, along with...
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Campin’ Momma

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle I show you this photo in the spirit of truth in vacation reporting. And because it is the only picture taken of me this entire vacation (not that I’m bitter). And because it’s too ridiculous not to share. So, enjoy, at my expense!
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Hurricane Visitors

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle I know where New Jersey went to recover from Hurricane Sandy – South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, Florida. A more beautiful hurricane evacuation plan could hardly be imagined. “There are definitely worse places to be,” quipped one New Jersey...
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Truth in Vacation Reporting

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle Explorers, developers, and marketers have been selling my home state of Florida for several centuries now. They’ve depended on healthy doses of poetry, invention, myth, exaggeration, and lies.   Consider what’s been accomplished – a...
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Island Autumn

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle Fall comes gently to my Florida home. Temperatures stay in the 80s, even 90s, well into October. Mosquitoes continue to pester. Leaves change spottily. Nobody lights a fire except by accident or lightning strike. It’s easy to get impatient...
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Birthday Message in a Bottle

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle About a month ago, the kids and I heard a story on NPR about a boat captain who puts notes in wine bottles and casts them into the sea. His messages have traveled thousands of miles. “We should do that on vacation,” I said excitedly and...
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Poop in Paradise

Today is a big day, but I’m on an island with no electricity, phone, or WiFi signal. We just started our annual fall family vacation on Florida’s Gulf Coast. We’re primitive camping at Cayo Costa State Park for the first part of the week then heading back to civilization at South...
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