Visit Tallahassee Florida’s Capitol City

Visit Tallahassee Florida’s Capitol City

Visit Tallahassee, Florida where the past, present and future merge together.

A little known slice of history: state officials took turns traveling between two cities, every other year, in the early 1820’s. Travel then was not fun or fast. In 1824 Tallahassee was picked to be the state capitol. Why? Geography favored it. Tallahassee lies in the middle between Pensacola and St. Augustine, the two cities visited by state officials.

The tall Capitol building used today looms over the Historic Capitol with its plantation white pillars spaced across the front facade. Old and new Capitols stand as sentinels at the intersection of Apalachee Parkway and Monroe Street and you can visit them both.

tallahassee - old capitol

Be sure to take the elevator to the 22nd floor of the Capitol and admire the panoramic view of downtown Tallahassee.

Trying to park near the Capitol Complex is a frustrating endeavor especially when the legislature is in session. Fortunately downtown Tallahassee has a number of parking garages.

Legislators meet annually to debate and regulate Florida’s future. But they are not the first to use the Tallahassee area high ground for summit meetings. Not by a long shot.

Visit Tallahassee where tribes gather for events

At Mission San Luis on West Tennessee Street the Apalachees built the largest historic-period Indian building found in the Southeast. The council building is reconstructed. All around the inside wall is a continuous bench. Good for sleeping or sitting up and debated the tribe’s future.

At Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park on Indian Mound Road huge mounds, built without the aid of any mechanical tools, suggest important people lived on the flat tops or summit meetings took place, literally, on the summits.

tallahassee - Indian mound

Whatever the mound use, this is a pretty important place; the capital of chiefdom and ceremonial center of the Fort Walton Culture from 1000 to 1500.

Trade items found here come from all over the Southeast. Many tribes met at Lake Jackson to trade, make connections, exchange business cards and decide the future. Sounds familiar. Sounds like the present.

Tribes today are likely find their way to Cascades Park in downtown Tallahassee. A first class outdoor amphitheater draws crowds with a fill calendar of events. Multi use trails, an interactive water fountain, a children’s playground – you get the picture; all ages and interests are welcome.

Visit Tallahassee’s newest addition – a labyrinth at FSU

While in downtown Tallahassee find your way to Florida State University and walk their permanent labyrinth dedicated November 2017. It is accessible to all. My dog Obi and I walked it on a cold winter day – so easy! Just four circuits to traverse. Come back when the plants recover and walk it again. There is a parking lot with visitor spaces between the FSU Psychology Department building the FSU College of Medicine building. The labyrinth is right in front of the parking lot.

Tallahassee - FSU labyrinth

Pretty amazing to commit a physical space on campus for reflection and thinking – this labyrinth does that. And there is a second labyrinth, a finger labyrinth on a granite plaque right at the start of the labyrinth. Walk it with your fingers.

When the seasons change, check the calendar at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park on Thomasville Road to see what is in bloom. Impressive any time of year, the winter months overflow with an abundance of azaleas and camellias.

No visit to Tallahassee can end for me without a walk around Lake Ella on North Monroe Street and a visit to Black Dog Café on the north end of the lake. Like a pigeon finding its way home to roost, this coffee addict hones in on Black Dog where espresso drinks are made one at a time and sometimes there are vegan apricot bars to die for. Just saying.

Visit Tallahassee Details to Digest

Capitol Complex: The Capitol is open to the public, at no charge, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Historic Capitol Museum is open to the public, no charge, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4:30 p.m. Check in at the Reception Desk when you arrive.

Mission San Luis: 2100 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, phone 850-245-6406. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: Adults $6, Seniors 65 and over $3, children ages 6-17 pay $2 and children under the age of six free.

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park: 3600 Indian Mound Road, Tallahassee, phone 850-487-7989. Admission: $3 per car. Open 8 a.m. to sundown 365 days a year.

Cascades Park: 1101 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, phone 850-891-3866. Open 24 hours a day. No admission charge.

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park: 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, phone 850-487-4556. Park and historic gardens open 8 a.m. to sunset daily. Maclay House Museum is open January through April from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $6 per vehicle, $4 single occupant vehicle.

Good News:

You can now preorder my upcoming labyrinth book featuring 98 labyrinths in Florida. Preorder here. Preorders receive their books one to two weeks before the publication date of September 1, 2018.

tallahassee - labyrinth book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are three awesome Tallahassee area walks in my book 50 Great Walks in Florida including Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, Park Avenue Historic District and Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park.

Visit Tallahassee walks

 

 

 

Visit Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens

Visit Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens

Welcome to Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens, a 27-acre site located on both sides of Riverside Drive in Punta Gorda, Florida.

Soaring sculptures and spectacular gardens sit side by side in splendid accord.

As soon as you park and pay admission on the south side, pick up a free brochure and map. Right away you see the Hibiscus Garden, Banyan tree, Cactus Garden and the Staghorn Fern Grotto. Notice the 20-year old staghorn fern weighting nearly 200 pounds. Donated by Joni Thompson of Port Charlotte, it helps answer the question – where are the plants coming from? Some 3500 botanicals are in the ground so far. Many are purchased and also donations of large plants and trees are encouraged.

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens has its first phases open to the public

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens

Sitting among the plants are large photos made for outdoor installation by Laurie Tennant, a Michigan artist and photographer. These photos are based on plants found in the Garden and will be on display through March 2018. The photo display was made possible by a grant from the Charlotte Community Foundation.

Keep your day planner open. You’ll want to come back here often.

Phases 1 & 2 opened to the public in October 2017. There is more to come, much more, including a new sculpture to be unveiled soon.

“The second week of January, 2018, a new sculpture will be dedicated,” said Rev. Bill Klossner, president of the Board of Directors for the Gardens. “We hope it is going to be the “selfie” place where people get their pictures taken.”

You notice I didn’t name the sculpture. And why is that? I’ve been sworn to silence. My lips are zipped.

But I can say, once it is unveiled, you are going to love it. Bring family, friends, a cell phone that takes photos, a camera, iPod, whatever works and click away.

Already installed on the grounds are 11 sculptures. Each one has a flair for the dramatic.

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens

When leaving the south side of the Gardens, crossing the street to the North side of the Gardens the “Ostriches” by Chinese sculptor Yu Zahoyang are your gigantic greeters, standing 20 feet tall and bowing at the waist.

“Steel Palm” a 21,000-pound sculpture by Boston artist Jacob Kulin is both a signature and centerpiece plus being an echo of a logo. A 50-million-year-old stone palm frond fossil is the logo for the non-profit Tetrault Family Foundation and provided the inspiration for “Steel Palm.”

Roger and Linda Tetrault, who began and fund the Gardens, have long been thinking big and thinking outside the box.

“This is their life,” Klossner said. “They worked in many places, often visited gardens plus they like art. Very few places have both.” The Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens does.

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens

After 10 years of planning the first two phases of the privately run Gardens are done and cover almost 11 acres. Visitors start on the south side and walk to the north side. When complete there acreage comes to 27 acres including 10 acres of waterways, wetlands and marshland plus 17 acres of Gardens. The Tetrault home and art collection are to be added.

“Their home has 200 pieces of art,” Klossner said. “The home and art collection will become part of the tour in the future.”

Art is acquired is a variety of ways – commissions or items found by the Tetrault family during their travels and also donated.

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens

The first donated piece is “The Wave” by Bob Richard. He and his wife are Port Charlotte residents in winter months. His work is displayed in the Gallery Officiel Montratre Paris, France.

“The Wave” is made of African mahogany, stainless steel and white marble.

In a moment of serendipity we were visiting the Gardens on November 8, 2017, the day “The Wave” was installed. Richard and his wife Pauline were standing next the sculpture, all smiles and photographing the piece in place.

Later he sent an Email saying in part: “I must thank both Roger Tetrault and Rev. Bill Klossner for allowing me the privilege of donating one of my artistic works to the Gardens. The addition of this Garden to the City of Punta Gorda is sure to strengthen the artistic and cultural strength of the area.”

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens – a new reason to visit Punda Gorda

Quite so, and for those who are into mindfulness be sure while in the Gardens to take the boardwalk all the way to the Peace River. Along the walkway stop to admire the impressive “Keel” sculpture by Turkish artist Kemal Tufan sits in a wetland area. Made of lava rocks, “Keel” looks like an ancient ship’s hull recently excavated from the river depths. In fact it is a sculpture created in Southeast Asia and one of the pieces weights more than 5,000 pounds.

At the end of the boardwalk is a gazebo overlooking the Peace River.

“One of my favorite places is to go to the gazebo overlooking the river,” Klossner said.

Indeed. I can see why.

I give this gazebo overlook a five-star rating as a Brown Bag Place – come here to de stress, meditate, maybe bring a brown bag lunch, a sketchbook, a journal – a pair of binoculars to watch wildlife – you get the idea.

FAST FACTS

What: Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens

Where: 5800 Riverside Drive, Punta Gorda, Fl.

Phone: 941-621-8299

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Email: [email protected]

Admission: Single Day – ages five and under free. Students trough high school $8, Adults $12 and Seniors (65 and up $10

Good to know: Walkways are wheelchair/walker accessible. If walking comfortable shoes are a plus along with sunglasses and a hat.

New Year’s Resolution

Get on board. Resolve to Like/Follow the Facebook page “Labyrinth of the Week” where you can keep up with posts on labyrinths around Florida as Lucy Tobias researches her upcoming book Circling the Center: the Labyrinth Trail in Florida publication date: September 1, 2018

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Food and Fun in Historic Downtown Tarpon Springs

Food and Fun in  Historic Downtown Tarpon Springs

Saturday Morning Magazine welcomes Patricia Pochurek as our guest blogger for December. Patricia is a member of the Florida Outdoors Writers Association (FOWA) and a resident of Palm Harbor. She bravely went forth beyond the Greek sponge docks to find food and fun in historic downtown Tarpon Springs. One example – a photo of Darth Vader playing pinball! It is a keeper.

 

Story and Photographs by Patricia Pochurek

When people think about visiting Tarpon Springs, the Sponge Docks highlighting the Greek culture is usually where they plan to go. That’s a good decision. However, the downtown area of Tarpon Springs has a lot to offer too. And there is free parking in the Mother Meres city parking lot on the corner of Pinellas and Tarpon Avenues.

Consider including the historic downtown area in your next visit. There you’ll find restaurants, antique shops, the Historic Train Depot Museum, a book store, Faklis’ -a small family-owned footwear and shoe repair store that’s been in the same location since 1912, and other establishments.   I’d suggest a stop in the Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center and Jean, Jack, or one of the volunteers will be glad to assist you. (1 N. Pinellas Avenue, #B, Phone 727-937-6109, tarponspringschamber.com)

Downtown Tarpon Springs is full of surprises

That’s how I discovered Olive The World Bistro located on a brick side street off Tarpon Avenue. Wandering requires nourishment. Relax and refresh at Olive The World Bistro and enjoy the small European style restaurant. The owners, Chris and Gini, lived in Europe for 17 years and wanted their bistro to have the same old-world atmosphere. A friend and I went for lunch. The restaurant was crowded.

Chris showed us to a table occupied by two women with the last empty seats and asked us all to share just like they do in Europe. We also had a choice of sitting at a table outside on the brick sidewalk with potted plants. I had the Shrimp and Artichoke Pasta. It’s one of their most popular dishes and delicious. My friend had the Prosciutto di Parma, mozzarella and tomato with house made sundried tomato tapenade Panini.

Downtown Tarpon Springs

There is a choice of 30 different EVOO’s (Extra Virgin Olive Oils) and Balsamics to try or to buy and take home. Craft beers and wine are available. The bistro just doubled their space and added both an ice cream and gelato area as well as a counter selling sheep, cow, and goat cheese from the US, UK, Italy, and France. The truffle cheese from Sardinia looked interesting. (24 Hibiscus Street, Phone: 727-937-5483, [email protected])

Bear Haven Land Company Vintage Toy Store opened in September. After buying the 1890s building and ripping up the carpet, owners Amanda and Dwane Johansen discovered the hardwood floor which they restored. Why did they open a vintage toy store? Almost everything in the store belonged to the family. Over the years, they would buy their three children one collectible toy to play with, and another that wouldn’t be opened.

They had owned a Toyota dealership for years and would display their toy collection there. After they sold that business, the toys were all at their home, and the children were older. That’s when they decided to open the toy store. Dwane said, “Owning a toy store is lots of fun and doesn’t wear you out. I still have the cap guns I owned when I was five years old.“

The store is packed with vintage toys. Barbies and other dolls, Marvel heroes, Star Wars, old baseball cards, car, and military memorabilia, bears, Legos, Transformers, lefty guitars, and much more. A box of light sabers were waiting for the next battle. Among the old baseball cards on display in the glass counter, I noticed Babe Ruth, Yogi, Berra, and Cy Young. Merchandise is priced from $.05 to $5,000. Several Frederic Remington bronze statues were for sale. “The best customers are the dads. They will be 12 years old until they die,” said Dwane. He has owned 30 muscle cars over the years, and his 1967 red Shelby GT 350 convertible was parked in front of the store. (111 E. Tarpon Avenue, Phone: 727-935-7220, [email protected])

Come to downtown Tarpon Springs to a real arcade

Replay Museum – How long since you’ve been to an arcade? This is an interactive museum with over 100 playable pinball machines, video games and other fun things to do from the past. You don’t need coins to play. The machines are set to “free play.” There is a charge of $13 a day for adults and $7 for children ages 7 to 12 (with a paying adult) for unlimited play. Children 6 and younger are free. You can leave and come back all day. It would be a fun date place for something different. The Replay Museum is next door to the vintage toy store.

The Saturday I visited Tarpon Springs, both the toy store and the Replay Museum were packed with people that were Star Wars fans – and a lot of them were wearing Star Wars Stormtrooper and Shoretrooper from Rogue One uniforms. Even Darth Vader was inside, and he was playing the Star Wars pinball machine!

Downtown Tarpon Springs

The people in uniform were part of the 501st Legion Costuming Club. November 4, 2017, was the 3rd Annual Star Wars Day at the Replay Museum, and the costuming club members were participating. A portion of the admission charge was donated to PARC, a Non-Profit organization that supports children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Visit the Replay Museum when you want to take a trip down memory lane. One man playing a pinball machine was wearing a T-shirt with the words, “The Force is strong in my family.” (119 E. Tarpon Avenue, Phone: 727-233-8490, replaymuseum.org)

The Tarpon Tavern is by a brick sidewalk next to the Pinellas Bike Trail. In this section, the trail is in the middle of the narrow street. The English-style pub restaurant is in an historic 1925-era building and has a large covered cobblestone patio for dining outside. They claim to serve the best grub in town and offer more than 30 craft beers.

I’ve heard good things about their fish and chips, hamburgers, wings, beef slides, and fish tacos. Their Dang Dang Shrimp was featured on the nationally televised food show “What the Fung.” At the large bar inside, there are several televisions where patrons can watch a game.

Downtown Tarpon Springs

Sitting at a table outside under cover or on the sidewalk is a relaxing place to watch the people go by on bikes, walking, or driving. (21 N. Safford Avenue, Phone: 727-945-1000, tarpontavern.com)

Tarpon Springs now has an Irish pub. Just a few blocks away from the businesses above is Irish Kelly’s Pub. It opened in July. The owner, Kelly Kerr, is a Canadian who opened an Irish Pub in a Greek town.

Her grandfather is of Irish descent, and she wanted to honor him. There is a full liquor bar that of course has Guinness beer, and the menu includes traditional Shepherd’s pie, corned beef, and fish and chips served on newspaper. Several televisions show the Bucs games and other sporting events. Local bands perform on Fridays and Saturdays. (734 S. Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs, Phone: 727-934-7900, IrishKelly.com)

Tarpon Springs has so many varied places to visit, ethnic foods to try, and fun things to do that you’ll need more than a day or two to enjoy them all. The small businesses I’ve mentioned are located on the main city block except for Irish Kelly’s Pub.

You’ll have to return to enjoy the parks and beaches, the Pinellas Trail through town, attend one of the festivals, learn about the area’s history at the museums, relax and enjoy a concert or a play, and wander the Greek Sponge Docks.

Circle January 6 on your calendar to be in Tarpon Springs for the Epiphany celebration. I’ll be there.

 

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Winter Park Walk can be a Treasure Hunt

Winter Park Walk can be a Treasure Hunt

Like treasure hunts? Then a walk on Park Avenue in Winter Park is your kind of adventure.

For starters, stepping into the Spice and Tea Exchange is an aromatic treat. Try to find your favorite spice smell – there are many.

Winter Park Spice & Tea Exchange

Across the street, a smiling sales person outside a Cottonways store hands me a $5 off coupon.

Should I go in? Well, maybe just a look. Coupon in hand I step inside and find stylish cutting edge clothes, especially tops, all made cotton gauze, all designed by Jennifer McNeill who lives in Oviedo.

When she graduated from college as an economics major, jobs beckoned, but instead, the sales lady tells me, Jennifer followed her passion to be a fashion designer – and now there are five Cottoenways stores with her designs sold in 750 shops.

It didn’t take long to find a bias cut blouse and use the coupon. Walking along with my purchase in a brown paper bag I see an archway leading to a courtyard.

Winter Park walking – be sure to explore the courtyards too

Who can resist? I step into the courtyard and end up going to the Ancient Olive Gourmet shop where they have complimentary olive oil tastings every day.

This weekday it is too late for breakfast and not yet lunchtime but I’ll be back to visit the Briarpatch Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor, an oasis since the 1960s. The word is that their breakfast is the best. And put their Sunday brunch on your to do list. That advice came from a local, so it is the real deal.

Every block contains new finds. In a rather nondescript building on Park Avenue is the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

Winter Park - Morse museum

Step inside, pay admission then discover a deep collection of late 19th century and early 20th century American paintings and decorative arts. And, right here in this building, is the world’s most comprehensive collection of work by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933).

Personally the Tiffany crown jewel for me, and the treasure hunt find of the day is his chapel interior from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

Like all savvy art museums you have to exit through the museum store. Just saying . . .

Across the street from Park Avenue runs a linear green space, a park that parallels the train tracks. The Winter Park train station at Morse Boulevard and Park Avenue has information for SunRail, Central Florida’s commuter rail line.

Winter Park on Saturdays – see you at the Farmers’ Market

On Saturdays, there are legions of regulars who will tell you that going to the Winter Park Farmers’ Market on New England Avenue from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. is where the real treasure hunt takes place.

winter park farmers market

Rightly known as a premier produce and plant market, five of us came to the Farmers’ Market on a Saturday and we found plant treasures, many plant treasures.

Please note: The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is closed each year on the third Saturday in March due to the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival.

Our big SUV ended up with the cargo area filled with plants. Each one of us held several more plants in our laps. This could happen to you too! You have been warned.

And then there is the Mead Botanical Garden to visit plus taking the Scenic Boat Tour on Winter Park chain of lakes.

So many treasures, so little time. Going back to Winter Park soon is a good plan.

 

What’s new?

Book signing – Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – three local authors including Lucy Tobias will be at Parkers Book Store, 1488 Main Street, Sarasota, FL. This is a good day to buy my children’s book “Mary Margaret Manatee” or treat someone special to a book full of adventures – my best-selling book “50 Great Walks in Florida.”

And hugs are free. See you!

 

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Labyrinths are Mindful Walks in Florida

Labyrinths are Mindful Walks in Florida

Labyrinths. What a nice surprise to find them in Florida.

Egan’s Creek Park, for example, has been transformed with a whole new look and attitude – it even has a labyrinth.

The small park on Atlantic Boulevard in Fernandina Beach underwent a huge facelift– going from a large grassy area next to a creek to an exciting place with walking/jogging trails, exercise equipment, a kayak/SUP dock, a covered picnic area and a sweet labyrinth installed by 8 Flags Playscapes, Inc.

labayrinths -egans creek

The labyrinth is a great addition to the community and it is getting a lot of attention.

Christine Anne Platel, a Veriditas-trained Labyrinth Facilitator, is its champion. She has a Facebook page for the labyrinth and schedules events including labyrinth walks on each new moon and full moon.

“My intention is to extend the opportunity to walk the labyrinth to others who may not know about it, like the Council on Aging and youth groups,” said Platel.

Good intention!

And I have the same goal. Since spring of 2016 I’ve been walking labyrinths all over Florida for my next book entitled Circling the Center: the Labyrinth Trail in Florida, publication date September 1, 2018.

Didn’t know Florida had labyrinths? Neither did I – so here is a labyrinth primer:

Are labyrinths and mazes the same?

No. A labyrinth has one way into the center and one way out. There are no dead ends. You cannot get lost.

Whose idea was it to make a labyrinth?

That answer is lost in the mists of time. Labyrinths, and the unknown reasons for building them, go back 5,000 years. They are found in every culture, including those that have never had contact with another culture.

Labyrinths are based on sacred geometry, the spiral shape is found repeated over and over throughout the universe, like the shape of the Milky Way, a spider web, the rings rippling out from a rock tossed into the water, even your thumbprint is a labyrinth.

Why walk a labyrinth?

Each step can be a prayer, a way to de-stress, an opening of your mind to finding the center of your heart. In medieval times labyrinths were embedded on cathedral floors so pilgrims who couldn’t make the trip to Jerusalem could make a substitute spiritual journey on a labyrinth.

The walk is symbolic of life’s walk, a lovely order to life’s turns and quite in contract to chaos.

Labyrinths are part of Integrated Therapy, recommended for grieving persons, for wellness, and for those who are open to change, the experience can be a transformative. experience.

Where do I find labyrinths in Florida?

Labyrinths are found all the way from Pensacola down to Miami. Start on the Internet with the World Wide Labyrinth Locator, go to the menu bar on the left, choose the locator then plug in Florida. Also visit my Facebook page Labyrinth of the Week

And in the fullness of time, follow the labyrinth trail in my new book.

Are all labyrinths located on church grounds?

The majority of labyrinths in Florida, some sixty percent, are found on church grounds. The second most popular place for labyrinths turns out to be private gardens – you call ahead and make an appointment. Labyrinths are also found at retreat centers, Hospice facilities, universities (Florida State University in Tallahassee is building one on campus right now), spas, hospitals, county parks, art museums (three art museums in Florida have labyrinths) and more.

labyrinths - weelness spa in high springs

Not all labyrinths are permanent. Some are made on beaches to be washed away with the tide. Others are painted on canvas to be unrolled for events. Or, at the Wellness Spa in High Springs, you can call Suzie Ann Clark (386-454-8889) to make an appointment. Upon arrival she will take you to the yoga room and unroll the five-circuit canvas labyrinth beautifully painted by the St. Louis Labyrinth Project.

Do all labyrinths look alike?

Not at all, every labyrinth is different. The materials used to make them vary, so does the size and shape.

Many are the classical spiral shape copied after the 11-circuit labyrinth on the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France. Some are contemporary like the one at Dali Museum in St. Petersburg

At Unity of Venice church there is a garden labyrinth where the path outline area holds plants, garden statues, stones people have brought here from their travels. It is a living, changing labyrinth.

llabyrinths at Unity of Venice

Ready to get started and walk a labyrinth? Good, enjoy, take it one step at a time.

 

SURVEY UPDATE

Thank you to those who answered our survey last month. Unfortunately Irma came along right after Saturday Morning Magazine was published, and everyone was distracted, including us, so we are doing the survey again. Here it is:

Because of your interest in travel, the environment and yet to be discovered adventures, you are invited to be part of a brief survey about Saturday Morning Magazine (SMM):

  1. What SMM topics are your favorites?
  2. Would you read SMM twice a month?
  3. What subjects would you like to see more of in SMM?

Send your answers to:

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Thanks!

 

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