Grace's Mosaic Moments

Monday, February 11, 2013


When I downloaded my "recent" photos, I discovered they went all the way back to October 2012 and included views of the nostalgic journey my daughter's family and I made to the town where I lived for 25 years before moving to Orlando. The town—and, yes, the name remains a secret—is the site of all my Golden Beach books. The first set of photos is the model for "Bud's Fish Camp" in Shadowed Paradise. We drove off I-75 straight to "Bud's" for lunch and were horrified to discover it deserted, having lost its vendor. (Though how the State—who now owns it—couldn't find a vendor for a place as crowded as this riverside restaurant always was, is a complete mystery. Sigh. Maybe it just got to be too popular . . . scared vendors away.

The "Calusa" River

Yes, it's just what it looks like . . .
The trees are growing through the roof.

Ten miles due west of "Bud's"—down the exact same road—is the Gulf of Mexico and the resort-style inn we chose for our weekend visit. The beach was directly across the street. After checking in, we drove—starving by this time—to our favorite hot dog place, at the jetties. The jetties are the only direct access from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Gulf for twenty miles in either direction. The jetties are prominently featured in Death by Marriage.

At the jetties
Flying "Sharky" - a family tradition
All this & a pool too - Mommy & 2½ kidlets
A glimpse of "Main Street, Golden Beach"

The Golden Beach books:

Shadowed Paradise, Paradise Burning, Florida Knight, 
Orange Blossoms & Mayhem, Death by Marriage

Thanks for stopping by.

Coming soon:  Dictionary for Writers, Part 2 & Legoland photos

Tea, anyone? - the party begins, Sunday, February 10, 2013

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