Frank Kaiser and David Whitney - Not Really Lost
Senior Stories

I’m Not Really Lost! I Know Where I’m Going

My late father-in-law made a magnetic sign that said, “Age is like old underwear, it creeps up on you.” He stuck it on his refrigerator door a few years before he died. I used to chuckle when I saw it. Then a couple of years ago, it dawned on me just what he meant. I…

St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine: Our Favorite Florida Destination

St. Augustine has now gone to the birds. Don’t get me wrong! Our nation’s oldest city is still Carolyn’s and my Number One favorite attraction in Florida. Forget about Orlando and its mousy pretense. Unless you’re a thrill-seeking kid with a huge allowance, Disneyworld offers little but long lines and costly hoopla. Once there is…


The Charms of Madison County, Florida

Ever just want to get away from it all? The crowds? The news? The noise? The traffic? Of course, you do. An escape from civilization, whether for a weekend or for retirement, is elusive but, I discovered this past week, not impossible quest. Nestled in the thick piney woods of north Florida, with the I-10…

Florida Drivers
Senior Stories

Florida Drivers Drive Till They Drop

In Florida, geezers rule. If a politician wants to stop us from driving, we just shoot him. It’s the law. A few weeks back, a local 93-year-old driver struck a pedestrian, severing his leg, and killing him instantly. The driver never slowed. Three miles later he reached our Sunshine Skyway Bridge where a toll taker…


National Wonders: Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas

Winner of National Geographic Traveler’s Essay Contest “Place of a Lifetime”  By night, the moat wall is a stargazing platform. No pesky street lamps, no car lights; no lights whatsoever to distract from shooting stars that fall into the Gulf of Mexico. Welcome to Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas National Park. Only a sky this…


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