Travel Review 2016

2016 was not a great year for travel.  Due to circumstances out of my control, I was unable to spend my usual winter at my condo in Florida.  I was in Canada from October until April 1st, when I went to Florida for one week. Eartha Kitty stayed home for this trip.  I took I75... Continue Reading →

Fading Signs

I have a certain attraction for signs when I'm on my travels.  Painted signs are excellent, and neon are particularly fine, even if they aren't working.  There are lots of neon signs to view in museums, but I have a fondness for those left in place. New Castle, Delaware This town was originally settled in... Continue Reading →

Siesta Key Beach

I've purchased a new camera:  Samsung WB350F.  There's much to learn, and it's WiFi enabled.  I took it to Siesta Key Beach today for a test run. Siesta Key Beach has regularly been voted one of the top ten beaches in North America.  Cross a bridge from the mainland, a short drive through the village,... Continue Reading →

Pensacola, FL

IHG Hotels has a program called "points breaks".  Several times yearly a number of hotels are available for the bargain rate of 5,000 points nightly.  For my third time, I spent two days at a Holiday Inn Express in Destin, Florida. I drove due north on I-75, then travelled west on HWY-10, a boring journey... Continue Reading →

Key West, FL

The Key West Lighthouse, located on Whitehead's Point.The lighthouse was built in 1848, after the first lighthouse was destroyed in a hurricane.  It was deactivated in 1969. 

Key West, FL

  Get familiar with these guys. Fancy chickens are everywhere in old town Key West.  They wander the streets, enter bars and shops, have fights in public.  They are protected, so you can't interfere. The story goes, that long ago, cockfighting on the island was banned.  Since the birds were no longer making money for... Continue Reading →

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