We love living here!

Wood Stork

Florida is certainly blessed with unique landscapes, such as the Everglades and wetland areas. Birds from all over are attracted here during the winter months. People travel here just to see the birds. How wonderful to be able to take a day trip or even just a 30 minute drive to see all of …

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Ft. Lauderdale

Water Taxi

We need to remember to act like a tourist in our home towns. It is so easy to buy either an all-day pass or evening pass on the Water Taxi and enjoy the Intracoastal waterway.  Sometimes, the boats have few people on them. Choose to get off at various locations and have a walk …

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Have you been to Pompano Beach lately?


    Much has changed where Atlantic Blvd. meets the ocean. There is a great park where the kids can play, or you can relax. Come on down and see what marvelous changes have taken place!                      

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WWII Bombers

B-24 bomber

Thanks to the Collings Foundation, we had the opportunity to see three WWII aircraft fully restored to flying condition. Being able to go inside a B-17 is an amazing experience. The aircraft is so tight inside, it is amazing what the crew could manage to do. At the exhibit, there were actual WWII Veterans …

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South Florida Railway Museum

They even have a miniature version of Tri-Rail!

Conveniently located at the Deerfield Beach Amtrak station, is a railway museum. It’s open Wednesdays 6am to 9pm and Saturdays from 12-4pm. It’s fun to watch the model trains running and admire the intricate workings of the displays. Some old train paraphernalia is also on display. Bring your kids or your inner child!

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Remodeled with Pizazz!

Vogel remodel

I love it when clients invite me over to see the improvements made on their purchases. This couple bought a villa, which was technically in move-in condition, but lacked any visual appeal. The layout of the kitchen to the living room was dated and closed off. With the partial removal of a wall and …

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Happy Birthday, America!

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Wishing all of you a happy and safe 4th of July! Half of my family has been in America, mostly the South, from the 1600’s. The other half is newer to America, some coming from Czechoslovakia through the Midwest. Wherever you came from, or however long you have been here, may you have a …

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Happy Birthday, Margate!

Danette Thompson

The City of Margate was born on May 30, 1955. Sixty years later, it is a vastly different place, but still has that small town feeling. Margate celebrated their birthday with a large party held at the Margate’s Sports Complex on Banks Road. Dignitaries from area communities also showed up. I was pleased to …

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It Must be May in S. Florida!

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The Royal Poinciana tree is a majestic tree that blooms prolifically in S. Florida during the months of May and June. A tropical tree, it only grows in a few places in the United States. I am thankful that I get to enjoy their beauty! Perhaps the first Royal Poinciana was planted in Florida …

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Looking to Explore Undeveloped Florida?

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The Everglades is unique to Florida. Often referred to as the  “River of Grass” the sawgrass marshes are part of the ecosystems that include  cypress swamps, mangrove forests, tropical hardwood hammocks, pine rockland, and the marine environment of Florida Bay. One of the best ways to explore the Everglades is by airboat. Check out Sawgrass Recreation …

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