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DeLand Florida, A Step Back and a Step Forward In Time, Part 1 of Two Chapters

Stepping out Friday nights at the Artisan Alley Farmers Market with Georgia, Barb and Teddy Roosevelt.
Pat & Toni’s Sweet Things! Talk about a treat to the eyes and tongue. Best candies we remember tasting, ever!!
Taste test offered-hard to ever forget!
Pat & Toni’s offeres everyone some of the sweetest tastes, anywhere!!
Breakfast at DeLeon Springs State Park at the Old Sugar Mill Pancake House and Fountain of Youth Boat Rides. Here, you cook your own pancakes, eggs and all the meat fixin’s you can want. This couple drove hours to enjoy the park and have breakfast there too! Sparkle Rex was our contact. She was terrific!! Go to see all this park has to offer

American Press Travel News-Bob and Barb “On the Road Again.” June 14th-June 17th–We contacted our very favorite tourism specialist; Georgia Carter Turner to develope a visit itinerary to DeLand Florida, located in Volusia County. We rolled in to town on June 14th, and moved into a very comfortable apartment at True Trail Farms – Mike and Kathy Densmore, the owners were very welcoming and we found they loved farm animals and they had a bunch of them. We were also greeted by the goats, turkeys and more chickens than Kentucky Fried could have handled. DeLand is a bit like old time Florida meeting up with the modernity of today! After settling in at True Tails Farms, we headed into town to the Half Wall (half the wall was covered by beer taps) for a delightful dinner. For dessert, we went next door to Davids Sweet Things. David was the most  affable and interesting man we encountered during our adventure to DeLand.

GO: and see all the greatness that this area has to offer. (end of part 1 of our DeLand Adventure, see part two shortly)

Found my Dog, Adopt A Rescue Dog, God Says So!

American Press Travel News-June 7th-TN–Well, Barb and I said that since Terry passed five years ago: “If a dog finds us, thats when we would have found our dog.” So, Teddy found us. He is our new son now! What is his breed: He is a Maltese, Bolognese Bichon mix. But, whatever he is called, he is a fabulous 7-pounds of personality, love and action.  Teddy (after Teddy Roosevelt) really is a hunter at heart. No squirrel goes untreed, no deer not jumping the fence to get away from little/big Teddy, a terror to Chipmunks and our raider crows cleaning out the seeds at the songbird feeders are immune from the speedy dash of a dog who really doesnt know his true size {7-pounds acting liker 150-Mountain Bernese) as his pell mell dash and raucous bark scares all in his path. Today, a few million Americans buy or rent RV’s so they can take their pets with them on vacations. Although, several national motels and hotels recognize the value of allowing travelers to bring their pets, when checking in to their rooms. Its just good business! A pet owner is usually a much happier, even healthier than a non pet owner. Lots of smiles, extra exercise and general joy de vivre can add extra life to pet owners. Also, a dog has senses that are far and away more powerful and sensitive to danger, than a human. A barking dog helps deter ner-do-well’s from your property and your door. My previous dog, Terry saved my life when sensing a giant tree was about to fall and literally pulled me away from where the huge tree crashed to earth. Terry was a litter-runt, throw-away. We got him at a shelter that would have done him in. Instead we had a loving, wonderful companion. We had 14 great years, before his kidneys gave out. Terry was buried with a hand-carved, stone marker on our ranch. Teddy can never take his place. So we have started a new chapter with this little dog. I’ve been smiling alot, again! Adopt go: FOCCAS— Focus On Cumberland County Animal Safety. Great dedicated people who truly love and want to assist all pets who need another home with love!!!

Homemade Guitar Maker, Dale Arthur Transforms Cigar Boxes To a New life Making Music

Dave loves making guitars out of boxes. especially cigar boxes. He explained that these boxes have the right wood for a good sound off the strings. Also they are often relegated to the junk pile. He saves them and the early graphics they are embossed with for posterity, and as repurposed for music.
Some of the many guitars made of various boxes saved by Dale for repurposing to usable, fun music makers.

American Press Travel News-April 3rd, Bob and Barb On The Road Again-this time in FT. Pierce, FL.- putting a spotlight on a craftsman, and his Company: D-Art Homemade Guitar Co.

We love homegrown, creative craftsmen, especially when they are committed and excited about their craft and the vibes are catching. Dale Arthur is one of these craftsmen, and he exudes what American Craftsmen all have in common; strong enthusiasm! Dale welcomes custom orders and will make a guitar from any box you’d like. He lives in Sebastion, FL. and can be called at 772-205-9290 or email:


Islamorada Luxury Carts-A Hit in the Keys!

The largest Crustacean in the world, in fiberglass.

American Press Travel News-March 18th, Bob and Barb On the Road Again-Islamorada, Florida Keys. Transportation down and around the Islands is active and crowded. When entrepreneur, David Epstein, my son, does anything, he goes at it in a BIG way. To mitigate some of this traffic, David and company decided and provided, large and standard 4-seater electric, continuously solar charged, highest quality electric, family sized carts-the Cadillac of all cart’s in America. These street legal, licensed  carts can be driven on all the side roads, and the old Keys highway thoroughfare. Dozens of restaurants and business’s can be visited without ever turning the keys in tourists and locals vehicles. To rent or purchase from a great lineup of top of the like carts call Dave or Lisa at 305-394-5350 and visit WWW.Islamorada 

To experience Islamorada like a local there is an excellent Food-History-Culture and diners, drive-in’s and dives tour, using our solar carts. Take a look at, or call 305-394 1028

Getting ready for Craig’s, Florida Keys Food and History Tour. This large group tour, was transported by several Islamorada Luxury Carts.
Founders Park in the City of Islamorada. Pickle ball courts, swimming pool ball fields, boat dockage, beach, tennis, anyone?
Quiet, electric cruising the boat docks of Founders Park, Islamorada.