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Off To The Everglades And The Flamingo Visitor Center

By Heather / January 14, 2020

We were off to the Everglades and the Flamingo Visitor Center today. And although there are flamingos that are native to Florida they are only in specific pockets in the south of Florida. They are occasionally seen in the area we are heading but they are more of a rarity than the norm. I didn’t […]

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Road Trip Down The Florida Keys

By Heather / January 14, 2020

Today we did a road trip down the Florida Keys. Where we are staying is at the entrance to the keys so we thought we would pack up and maybe stay at Key West for the night. I did look up hotel prices before we left and most of them are over $200 but we […]

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Florida City and Key Largo

By Heather / January 13, 2020

Today we travelled to Florida City and Key Largo. We slept in, relaxed and had breakfast until the maid was standing at the door at 11 am gesturing us out the door so she could clean the room. And in fact, we only made it about 3 miles down the road to Florida City. It […]

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There Be Pelicans In The Desert!

By Heather / January 12, 2020

Today was the day we found pelicans in the desert! Upon waking in the morning and having a lovely breakfast at the hotel we made some plans for the day. None of which included pelicans in the desert! That was my surprise and delight for the day. At the end of the day, we needed […]

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And We’re Off… Arizona Here We Come

By Heather / January 12, 2020

And we are off to destinations known… Arizona here we come. The first stop is Phoenix than on to Fort Lauderdale. We arrived early at the Victoria airport and with time for a meal and a nap. No rush… no fuss and the same in Seattle. Arrived in Phoenix at midnight, rented a car and […]

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Dead Horse Ranch and Verde Canyon Railroad

By Heather / November 15, 2019

Wonderful day at Dead Horse Ranch and Verde Canyon Railroad. We started the day by heading to Dead Horse Ranch to see what birds we could find in the morning. As soon a the car stopped there was a Vermilion flycatcher. One of the most beautiful flycatchers I’ve ever seen. After I followed it all […]

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Watson and Willow Lakes, Prescott AZ

By Heather / November 14, 2019

After getting off to a late start this morning we headed out to see Watson and Willow Lakes. These are man-made lakes as well as the two that we saw yesterday. We found Watson lake by the side of the road and walked down a trail to the dock. You could see lots of ducks […]

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Goldwater and Lynx Lakes, Prescott AZ

By Heather / November 14, 2019

After having a good night’s sleep and filling breakfast we heading out to Goldwater and Lynx Lakes. Starting with Goldwater Lake we found that it was only about 10 minutes out of town. Here is a short snippet from the Prescott website: Though a smaller sized lake at 15 acres, there are many ways to […]

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DIY – How To Keep Hummingbird Feeders From Freezing!

By Heather / March 9, 2019

We were heading out on holidays for two weeks and the west coast was heading into it’s worse weather in years. It was actually freezing here which is unusual by itself, but now it was going to go down to -7 C (20 F) and I needed to find a way to keep the hummingbird […]

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