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Happy 4th of July! 

This month is all about “One Tank Trips.” That’s any trip you can take on one tank of gas which we determined is 300 miles or less. Spend the day exploring a new place, with the safety of yourself and those around you in mind.  If you don’t already wear a mask, check ahead of time to see if the places you’re visiting require one.  Be prepared.   As always, support the small businesses and restaurants whenever possible.  There’s nothing more fun than a road trip adventure with someone you love, have fun out there!  Let us know how your trips went.

Thank you to the experts at Visit Central Florida for giving us a selection of 5 “road trips” that are a little closer to home.  They’re all in Polk County for those of us not ready to jump on the road for a longer trip.  

I want to introduce a new contributing writer for us, Lisbeth Pacheco.  Lisbeth is the owner of Ethos Coffee Roasters.  You’ve probably had her coffee at local coffee shops around town.  This month she teaches us how to make the perfect cold brew for your road trip.  I’m excited to have Lisbeth writing for us!

In the spirit of taking a road trip, we talk with the chef & owners of the food truck, Not Your Mama’s Pancakes.   We also visit with a super special lady named Maria who has been crocheting for almost 80 years.  We talk with Salt Strong, a local company helping you become the best fisherman or fisherwoman possible.  You’ll also meet the Baz Family.  They’ve probably worked on your car at one point, but this family has been around for generations and is so much more than an auto repair shop.

Check out our #kindachill section and see if you know anyone!  Add the hashtag to your next IG or FB post and you might find it in the next issue of Haven.  We didn’t include a calendar of events yet, however, we do have a Top Ten list.  Please be safe.  If you’re sick or at high risk, don’t go out and continue to social distance yourself.  

Have a great July!


Amy Sexson


Haven Magazine

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