Walking ~ Day 27 The Eden Roc Hotel

Okay, back to The End of the Year list of my most popular blogs since time began (that would be two years ago when I started blogging). I like this one because it was a very fun day.

Sheila Blanchette

We slept late, exhausted from the hot evening in Wynwood. By the time we got our act together, it was time to checkout and eat lunch. It was Sunday, that day of the week when breakfast and lunch become brunch, but we had our hearts set on the chicken wings at the Eden Roc. A year and a half ago we used Marriott rewards points to stay there, pretending we were glitterati always traveling in style, enjoying happy hour by the pool every day. Six dollar order of wings, six dollar mojitos and margaritas, and three dollar beers.


We cruised down Collins Avenue in my beat up old Azera with the dent on the left bumper, oblivious to the fact we looked out of place tailgating the Maseratis and Bentleys. Greeting us at the entrance to the hotel, the overwrought valet informed us it would be seventeen dollars to…

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Walking ~ Day 365 A Year of Walking

It was a year ago today that I set out to walk every day and blog about it. I did give a full disclosure, somewhere way back at the beginning, admitting that I was far from perfect. That hasn’t changed. The writing about it every day wasn’t possible. I’m an Indie author, writing books and … Continue reading Walking ~ Day 365 A Year of Walking

Walking ~ Days 343-361 It is What It Is

Okay, I get it. I've been slacking. I haven't written a walking blog in eighteen days. I will admit I am glad to see the finish line up ahead. It's time to move on to something new. Monday I had full intentions of writing a blog, but I was having a day. You all know … Continue reading Walking ~ Days 343-361 It is What It Is

Walking ~ Days 340-342 Wastin’ Time

One summer Rich was hired to paint a summer home on Surfside Beach on Nantucket. It gave us the opportunity to spend three weeks getting a little taste of the good life. Beachfront living from a good day into a moonlight. Friends visited for the 4th of July weekend and we rented a jeep, let some … Continue reading Walking ~ Days 340-342 Wastin’ Time

Walking ~ Days 323-339 Hot Air

I have finished the rough draft of my third novel. Now I am tearing it up, moving things around, adding stuff, deleting stuff. Don't ask me how I did this, writing another novel so shortly after releasing the second one. I have no idea. I was trying to focus on promoting Take Me Home. Tweets, … Continue reading Walking ~ Days 323-339 Hot Air

Walking ~ Days 323-336 The Long Walk to Long Island

I was in New England last week for my brother-in-law’s funeral. After watching the weather reports from the frigid north this winter, I honestly thought I might suffer from frostbite or worse but it was surprisingly pleasant. Temperatures were in the fifties, slightly chilly for this newly-minted Floridian but not bone-chilling. My brother-in-law, John Blanchette, … Continue reading Walking ~ Days 323-336 The Long Walk to Long Island