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North America’s Oldest City, Part 2…

PLAN FOR THE DAY. It was bright and beautiful this morning, but there was also a brisk, chilly wind. We decided to visit a national monument in the colonial district and then take a look at Ponce de Leon Fountain of Youth Park. I was pretty sure that if I could consume a pint of … Continue reading »

Categories: Animals, Florida, History, National Parks | 2 Comments

Another change of plans…

WE’VE DONE IT AGAIN. We’ll remain in Pensacola through January 2nd, and then we’ll take off and put Pensacola RV Park in our rear view mirror. We’ve loved staying here and feel a real attachment to our park hosts and others we’ve met here, but it’s time to go. You may recall that last October I … Continue reading »

Categories: Alabama, Alligators, Animals, Florida | 4 Comments

Cub’s Crawfish…

NOVEMBER 6, 2016 FOLKS IN THE SOUTH ARE DIFFERENT! People who live in the southern United States are different. As a group, they are the most gracious, welcoming and thoughtful folks we’ve ever encountered. “Southern hospitality” is a real deal. And the fried chicken here is absolutely the best! But some of the other food these … Continue reading »

Categories: Alabama, Animals, Eateries, Florida | 8 Comments

My trip to San Diego…

OCTOBER 12, 2016. Mum’s been the word about our future plans. But that’s only because we hadn’t formulated them until now. We’ve made some decisions and plotted our course, so in short order I’ll let you know “what’s next.” And perhaps after you know where we’re headed you’ll have some suggestions for us. What to see and … Continue reading »

Categories: Alabama, Animals, California, Florida, History, San Diego | 3 Comments

And the winner is…

NAME THAT DOG CONTEST. Thanks to all of you who participated in “Name That Dog” contest here at Great American Adventure. Before our Maltipoo puppy arrived, we decided to get your help picking a name. Hence the contest. Lots of you entered. I received almost a hundred nominations. It’s finally time to announce the puppy’s … Continue reading »

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Our puppy will be on United Airlines flight 442…

JULY 28, 2016 OUR PUPPY IS FLYING TO PENSACOLA. She’ll be here on August 9th in the evening. Don’t worry, she’s riding first class and her area will be climate-controlled. Here are some pictures the breeder just sent to me. We’re pretty excited. In fact, I haven’t seen Florence this excited for as long as I … Continue reading »

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New friends and an old trailer…

JULY 24, 2016 I’M SURE YOU’RE CONFUSED. You supported me when I was deathly ill. After almost nine months, you celebrated my return to health. I made new friends and enjoyed extraordinary medical care. Florence and I became closer than ever before. LEVIN PAPANTONIO LAW FIRM. One of the country’s top law firms, Levin Papantonio has … Continue reading »

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Our new puppy…

JULY 24, 2016. We’ve been wanting a traveling companion for a long time. We’ve debated whether it should be a cat or a dog. We can’t comfortably have large dogs like our German Shepherds back at Deerhorn Valley. Remember them? Well, we’ve finally decided that our new pet should be a dog, but a motorhome size. WHICH … Continue reading »

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Sweet Home Alabama…

“SWEET HOME ALABAMA” SONG LYRICS. 1974.  “Sweet home Alabama Where the skies are so blue Sweet Home Alabama Lord, I’m coming home to you.” ANOTHER POWERFUL THUNDERSTORM. Now back in Pensacola after our day at the Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve, I sit by our balcony window marveling at the powerful and dramatic thunderstorm which has … Continue reading »

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Pensacola’s Parrot Sanctuary and Rescue Park…

April 23, 2016. Pensacola, Florida.  LOCAL ATTRACTIONS. I’m getting stronger every day and I’ll start outpatient rehab at West Florida Rehabilitation Institute next Monday. I’m hoping I’ll get paired again with the therapist I had when I was an inpatient there.  Her name is Jackie. An avid swimmer, runner, cyclist and triathlon competitor, she didn’t … Continue reading »

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Thoroughbred Farms in Marion County, Florida…

NOVEMBER 6, 2015 MY STORY CONTINUES. Tomorrow our coach will be out of the shop and good-to-go. And on Sunday we’ll begin our two-day drive to Gulf Shores, Alabama, where we’re spending the winter at the beach. So, with just one more day in the state of Florida we decided to visit some of the nearby … Continue reading »

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Our Whale Watching Trip…

JULY 11, 2015 WHALES NEAR CAPE COD. About a 40 mile boat ride from Bardstown Harbor on Cape Cod, Stellwagen Bank is the seasonal home to Humpback, Finback and Menke Whales. These animals are baleen whales…they have no teeth! Instead, they have baleen plates made up of keratin, the same material that makes up our … Continue reading »

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Acadia National Park…

JUNE 11, 2015 A SPECTACULAR DESTINATION. Located on the rock-bound Maine island of Mount Desert lies Acadia National Park, one of the most spectacular destinations in the State of Maine. Visiting it was one of the primary reasons for our visit to Bar Harbor. Soaring granite cliffs butt up against sand and cobblestone beaches. Glacier-carved … Continue reading »

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“Guess who’s coming to dinner.”

MAY 25, 2015. A VERY SPECIAL INVITATION. “Do you and your wife have plans this evening?” Owen asked me. “Would you like to come to my house for dinner?” Wow, what a nice invitation, I thought. I’d only met Owen Yoder, the young Amish store manager at Schrock’s Heritage Furniture  Store in Berlin about a … Continue reading »

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Finally…an alligator sighting!

APRIL 26, 2015                                            GULF SHORES, ALABAMA I’VE BEEN SEARCHING AND SEARCHING. As those of you who’ve been following my blog are aware, I’ve been looking for alligators ever since we arrived in the deep South … Continue reading »

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A trip to the beach…Corpus Christi, Texas.

FEBRUARY 9, 2015 LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT CORPUS CHRISTI. We’re planning to spend some time at the beach along the Texas Gulf Coast after we leave the Hill Country at winter’s end. But where? When it comes to great beach destinations, the state of Texas doesn’t immediately come to mind. Barbecue, yes. Bikinis, no. … Continue reading »

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Camp Wood, Texas…where time stands still!

JANUARY 20, 2014 A TOWN WHERE TIME STANDS STILL. If you enjoy going to the theater on Saturday night, don’t expect to make it happen in Camp Wood, Texas. About the best you can do is visit a biker-friendly bar called Harley’s Hideaway for some beers before having dinner at Two Fat Boys Barbecue. Or … Continue reading »

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