National Tooth Fairy Day

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My 6-year-old-niece had recently lost a tooth. This milestone led to an interesting conversation about the Tooth Fairy between my nieces and I during our ride to the park the other day.

Here’s what I learned:

There is more than one Tooth Fairy. There are many in fact.

They do not talk “people talk” but they do, however, sing.

Tooth Fairies live way up in the clouds. They have nests. We cannot visit their nests, even with the help of giant ladders that reach up to the sky.

Power Rangers cannot visit or talk to Tooth Fairies.

Tooth Fairies each collect LOTS of teeth and they give them to new babies. That’s how babies get teeth.

That’s a fact jack! ; ) Important info to know for February 28, National Tooth Fairy Day!

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Where I Ride

I am a Florida leisure cyclist. I love my blue Sun Beach Cruiser and long lazy rides through Tradition, Fl. When I reach this lake on my regular route, I can feel my soul settle down and unwind a bit.

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Out here I ride with the cranes.

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Visit a Florida Citrus Grove

There are citrus groves scattered all throughout Florida. During orange season, the orange blossoms perfume the air with a scent similar to honey. Why not visit a Florida citrus grove and take home some fruit fresh off the vine? Click here for some great info on touring a Florida citrus grove: Visit a Florida Citrus Grove| VisitFlorida.com.

 

Downtown Stuart, FL

IMG_0037The Stuart Heritage Museum is an iconic structure in downtown Stuart. IMG_0038 Along with the museum, Stuart offers lots of downtown shops and dining.IMG_0032 IMG_0033 IMG_0034 IMG_5027Stuart is also the sailfish capital of the world!IMG_0035 IMG_0047IMG_0039 IMG_0040 IMG_0042 IMG_0046We love our watery world down here in south Florida.
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Spent a weekend with giraffes!We recently spent a weekend at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Giraffes, Zebras and a multitude of other african animals roamed free right outside our balcony. Who else but Disney could offer such a magical place? We drifted off to dreamland each night with the splendor of these majestic creatures right outside our window. What a beautiful adventure.

IMG_5133Of course a Disney lodge would have a perfectly paired Disney moment as a focal feature in the suite.

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IMG_5149This 5th floor villa was nicely equipped. I could stay for a while that’s for sure!

IMG_5173All the kids (young and old) played with the drums and other african musical instruments in the Zawadi Marketplace (that’s fancy talk for gift shop).

IMG_0013_2There were endless sights to be seen. Around every corner your eyes had a new wonder to behold.

IMG_5150My favorite was the animals outside our window. In the morning, the fog rolled in and I had my morning coffee on the balcony with these fellas.

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IMG_5201There are many options for meals at the resort. We opted for a buffet breakfast, Mickey themed of course.

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IMG_5369They also had a great game room by the pool. No one is bored at this resort, that’s for sure.

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Oxbow Eco Center

So much to explore and get your hands on and your eyes around at a nature center. We are blessed to locally have “The Oxbow.” I love to watch the wonder in a child’s eye when they experience something for the first time, like standing eye to eye with an otter.

Ever lay your hand across the back of a bobcat? Curious about a crane’s beak? Then head to the Oxbow. Your experience can be different every time. On our last visit, the staff had just received a nest of baby birds that had fallen out of a neighboring tree – we were mesmerized as their little beaks chirped up at us.

Peek through the glass at the snakes and turtles, run your fingers through the sand at the sensory table, take a hike on the trails…all part of a day well spent.

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