We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for an important announcement: It’s time to mix it up!Continue reading
THE RINGLING, SARASOTA FLORIDA (part two)
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up once again for the Greatest Show on Earth. This is part two, where we enter into the Ringling Circus Museum portion of our tour. See part one in the previous post.Continue reading
THE RINGLING, SARASOTA FLORIDA (part one)
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls!
Step right up to the Greatest Show on Earth!
Hear the music. Laugh at the clowns. Be thrilled by the perilous leaps of the acrobats. Marvel at everything the performers do, and when you’re done, relax in the gardens, gaze enraptured at the art of the masters, recline at the seaside pavilion. All this and more awaits you at The Ringling.Continue reading
JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY: DESOTO NATIONAL MEMORIAL – FLORIDA
Quoting from the De Soto National Memorial Website: “De Soto’s quest for glory and gold would be a four year, four thousand mile odyssey of intrigue, warfare, disease and discovery that would form the history of the United States.“
I can empathize with De Soto on the length and drama of his quest. We always try to fit too much into one day. We never seem to know when to quit and today we really paid for it!Continue reading
WEEKI WACHEE SPRINGS FLORIDA – A DREAM COME TRUE
Have you ever had a place in your mind that was so exotic, so wonderful, so otherworldly that you couldn’t imagine ever being able to see it in person? Perhaps as a child you were thumbing through a magazine, watching a television program or even surfing the internet when suddenly, there it was! That place that couldn’t possibly exist in real life, that place that captured your imagination so completely that you never forgot it. That place that in your wildest dreams you’d never actually see in real life.
For me, that place was Weeki Wachee Springs Florida.Continue reading
TARPON SPRINGS FLORIDA: SPONGE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
I have to admit, I’ve never given much thought to the sponges in my life. Tarpon Springs Florida, however devotes a great deal of thought to sponges. So much in fact that the town’s very existence depends on the boneless beauties.
I knew we had to visit.Continue reading
FORT PICKENS AND PENSACOLA FLORIDA: A PHOTOGRAPHER’S DREAM
I love exploring new places, seeing things I’ve never seen before, being surprised. However, sometimes the anticipation of driving a new road while riding in a giant box which is towing behind it a smaller box, makes me nervous. Especially when there is an unexpected deviation in the roadway. In this case, a tunnel…Continue reading
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 13 YEARS AFTER KATRINA (part two)
As we leave the Lower Ninth Ward behind, our path takes us along the river into the French Quarter. We plan to visit the two National Parks in the city and continue to look for the after effects of Katrina.Continue reading
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 13 YEARS AFTER KATRINA (part one)
Thirteen years ago, Hurricane Katrina set into motion a series of events that resulted in the deaths of 1,800 people. Levees broke, the city was inundated and inefficient bureaucracy crippled relief efforts.
NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
We have toured a veritable multitude of museums.
History museums, mining museums, art museums, The Smithsonian Museum and even a museum full of nutcrackers, but if I was forced to choose just one museum that every American citizen should visit, it would be this one.