In our travels we try to find eateries that are not chain operations, have food that is above and beyond normal restaurant fare and that have a fun and quirky atmosphere. Locating such places has been a challenge at times, but we have relied on locals and several travel blogs to steer us right.   While some have not...
   In traveling, one must be prepared for many eventualities. One is the dreaded car trouble.    Although cars get increasingly technological and we are not mechanics, from time to time there may be minor repairs and modifications that need to be done.    To that end, we carry a small toolbox under the seat with some common tools that could...
   While traveling through scenic Hardee County we came across a roadside sign announcing "The Bee Barn."  Intrigued, we decided to make a visit and found a true hidden gem. The sharp-eyed Mrs. Funmeister, who also serves as the navagatrix for our trips spotted the small roadside sign.   "That looks like a fun place," she opined. I agreed and...
   You see them everywhere, sometimes in a socket, sometimes at the end of an extension cord. There are simple multi-plugs and fancy power strips with surge protectors, fuses and even on/off switches of their own. You see them everywhere except when you need one - that's why we carry one with us whenever we travel.    How many times...
   When we travel, we have a check list to make certain that everything we need is in the cabin of the vehicle, situated in its optimum space and ready to go.  There is nothing more frustrating than getting on the road and realizing we have left something of importance at the house. That means we either have to...