Category Archives: ReloSouth

Key West: Tasty Buffalo Shrimp at Alonzo’s Oyster Bar

My husband Mike and I ate very well when we were in Key West. I branched out from the Hog’s Breath garlic shrimp dip! We revisited the fabulous 7 Fish. I ate sausage gravy and homemade biscuits at Pepe’s (which, … Continue reading

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Floridays: Best Sunset Sail in Key West

My husband Mike and I love to visit Key West, and when we’re there, we always take a sunset cruise. This trip we sailed on the Floridays, a gorgeous 60-foot, ketch-rigged Irwin yacht. The two-woman crew — Captain Alexis and … Continue reading

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Key West: Dolphin Safari Charters

You know how sometimes you do something for the first time and you know right from the outset that it’s gonna make a wonderful memory? That’s what happened yesterday when my husband Mike and I jumped on Captain Kenny’s boat … Continue reading

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Key West Glass-Bottomed Boat: Ahoy, Matey!

Yesterday my husband Mike and I went on the Fury glass-bottomed boat. It took us about 6 miles offshore to the third-largest living coral reef in the world (See? I share fun facts!). I think I mentioned that it’s been … Continue reading

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So Different, So Good: 7 Fish and Pepe’s in Key West

Last night Mike and I made our annual pilgrimage to 7 Fish, one of the top-rated restaurants in Key West. When we arrived, the place was almost empty, but when we left? The place was packed with diners waiting outside … Continue reading

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Key West, Our Annual Tradition

Every August my husband Mike and I leave our young adult children and our more-than-capable house sitter cum cat wrangler and head for Key West, that super casual town where “formal wear” includes flip flops. We have a firm ritual … Continue reading

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Hilton Head, S.C.: The Beach Is Great, But Have You Tried the Cupcakes?

During my three weeks in Bluffton, S.C. I drove across the bridges to Hilton Head Island a number of times. I love the beach and the drive took an easy 30 minutes versus the hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic it takes … Continue reading

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Bluffton, S.C. Farmer’s Market: Variety!

When you go on vacation do you eat out every meal? Once a day? With three weeks to explore the Bluffton, S.C. area, I figured I’d mix it up some. I mostly prepared my own breakfast and lunch (leftover pizza … Continue reading

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Sniff, Sniff: What Perfume Are You Wearing?

I’m coming off of three perfume-free weeks in South Carolina … unless you think Off Smooth & Dry is a perfume. I’m irresistible to mosquitoes, black flies, no-see-ums and, well, any flying biting insect. During bug season I stop wearing perfume (a … Continue reading

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Finding My Rhythm, South Carolina Style

Darlene’s South Carolina Schedule*: 7:30am Wake Up 8:30am Run 9:30am Sun 1:30pm Fun *Subject to change without notice Yes, I’ve found a rhythm of sorts here in South Carolina. I wake up earlier, often without an alarm jangling in my … Continue reading

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