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Monthly archives: July, 2016

Texas Coast

November 14th-15th – Gulf Coast of Texas – Off the interstate just short of Houston along the Bolivar Peninsula, a ferry ride takes me into Galveston.  A night in Jamaica Beach, and along the blue water highway.


Florida to Texas

November 13th, 2016 – Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas – Pushing west, sights set on canyons, arches and other rocky landmarks.  Nights at truck stops and rest areas.  A little detour through a town where my family lived before I was born, a short stop at Stennis Space Center, over the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge……


Stennis Space Center

November 13th, 2015 – Stennis Space Center, Mississippi -Pushing across the gulf coast I mostly drove through and while I chose my route for scenic opportunity, I didn’t plan much in the way of stops.  So it was……


Florida Food Stories

November 2015 – Florida –  This post is mostly stories that revolve around food in Florida.  From Macaroni and Cheese Pizza, to BBQ, to Cuban Pizza and well done Italian.  Top it off with a couple of deserts, one mundane the other not.  I’ve mostly held back on food related posts, but these fell together……


Homosassa Springs

November 12th, 2015 – Homosassa Florida – After canoeing with the Manatees I wanted a little better view.  I had heard that a nearby Florida State park had an underwater viewing area, so I planned my visit to……


Crystal River Canoe Paddle

November 10th, 2015 – Florida – The Gulf Coast of Florida is also often called the “Nature Coast” and the Crystal River is a great example of this.  I paddled up the river and into Three Sister’s Spring……


Big Cypress National Preserve

November 9th, 2015 – Southern Florida – Adjacent to the Everglades is the Big Cypress National Preserve.  You pass through this on highway 41, the Tamiami Trail.  I drove along the “Loop Road” and also stopped at the……


Everglades (3 of 3) – Shark Valley Area

November 8th, 2015 – Everglades National Park –  This is Everglades Post 3 of 3 about “Shark Valley”. I arrived in time to take the last tram tour of the day. Highlights include Alligators, wading birds, algae, a……


Everglades (2 of 3) – Everglades City Area

November 8th, 2015 – Everglades National Park – This is Everglades post number two, day two out of Everglades City.  I took two tours out of the Gulf Coast Visitor’s Center at the west side of the park.  One trip was up the Turner River and then up a creek under the canopy of……


Everglades (1 of 3) – Flamingo Area

November 7th, 2015 – Everglades National Park, FL – This is Everglades post number one, day one in the park in the south.  I took two boat tours out of the Flamingo Visitor’s center located near the south tip of the park.  Highlights included American Crocodiles, watching an Osprey catch a fish, dolphins swimming under……


Florida Keys

November 5th-7th, 2015 – Florida Keys – Having driven above the Arctic Circle out onto the North Slope Tundra, and to Cape Spear in Newfoundland, I figured that all the way south was another logical destination.  So I……


Orlando

October 27th-November 4th – Orlando Florida –  For me the Orlando Theme Parks aren’t about pictures, but rather about absorbing an experience.  So this post will be mostly stories and fewer photos.  I spent several days at Disney and one day at Universal’s two parks.  It certainly got me some much needed exercise.  I have……


Kitty Hawk

October 25th, 2015 – Kitty Hawk, NC – After the mountains I felt it was time to see a little coast again.  This time Kitty Hawk North Carolina for the Wright Brother’s monument, then down the outer banks.

The……


Shenandoah National Park

October 23rd, 2015 – Shenandoah National Park, VA –  From Washington DC I headed into the mountains. Fall color finally caught up with me here, so I drove the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park.  Weather was……


Mount Vernon

October 21st, 2015 – Mount Vernon, VA – Another side trip while in Washington DC area was to George Washington’s Mount Vernon.  I toured the main house, took in the gardens, and the “National Treasure” tour.


Gettysburg

October 20th, 2015 – Gettysburg PA – From my trailer parked in Maryland just north of Washington DC, I took a day to drive out to Gettysburg National Military Park.  I viewed the film and Cyclorama presentation,……


Washington DC

October 17th-23rd – College Park MD –  From Philadelphia, I took a short drive over to an RV park in Maryland. I used this as a base of operations for several days where I went into the city……


Philadelphia

October 16th, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA –  After leaving New London and a stop at the Statue of Liberty I was headed for Philadelphia. I stayed at an RV park across the Delaware and……


Statue of Liberty

October 15th, 2015 – New York City, NY – The Statue of Liberty was my one stop in the New York area, It was something I wasn’t able to do on previous visits, and by going……


Boston

October 12th, 2015 – Boston, MA – From my Aunt’s home of New London, I took the train into Boston for a day of sightseeing.  Tea party and revolutionary history was the order of the day.

I took the……


Mystic Seaport

October 14th, 2015 – Mystic, CTMystic Seaport, in Connecticut is the largest maritime museum in the world.  It is host to many restored ships and boats as well the re-creation of a 19th century seafaring community.  The public is engaged with ongoing demonstrations of the arts and crafts that were unique to……


Gillette Castle

October 9th, 2015 – East Haddam, CT – Master wood and stone craftsmanship have brought to life the designs of a famous stage actor and producer.  William Gillette, the stage actor who first brought the Sherlock Holmes……


New London, Connecticut

October 8th-15th, 2015 – New London, CT – So fortunate to visit my dad’s sister and family in New London Connecticut, and a bit of sightseeing while I was there, I also took the train from here up to Boston for a day.  In this post, some highlights include a visit to Fort Trumbull, a……


Acadia National Park

October 1st-7th, 2015 – Acadia National Park – Forests and mountains melt into ocean at a……


Heading South with the Birds

September 30th, 2015 – New Brunswick Canada – And so I’ve done “Eastest” in North America.  As the weather turns cooler I think I’ll take a cue from the migratory fowl and head south.  Not too fast as I don’t like being “swept up” in hurricane season.  So far I’ve been back across Newfoundland, back……