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A Day At The Beach

Saturday, 12 Jan 2019 | Views [97]

THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT THE BEACH.  And the Fort Myers area has a number of beaches to choose from.  The most costly are, appropriately, located on Sanibel Island.  Beach access is actually free but a combination of the $6 ... Read more >

The Same Old Song

Sunday, 6 Jan 2019 | Views [88]

EXCEPT TO THOSE WHO ARE WORKING WITHOUT PAY, the government shutdown is hardly noticeable here in Fort Myers.  It’s not like much work has been getting done recently anyway.  The Ding Darling National Wildlife Reserve on Sanibel Island, ... Read more >

It Was A(nother) Very Good Year

Tuesday, 1 Jan 2019 | Views [119]

THE HOLIDAYS PASSED WITHOUT MUCH FANFARE.  And nary a flake of snow.  Except for a few golf carts decked out in lights blaring carols and some half-hearted fireworks, Christmas and New Year weren’t much different than any other day in ... Read more >

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, 15 Dec 2018 | Views [92]

IF IT SEEMS LIKE WE ARE REPRISING the Winter of ’16, not only have you been following Vagabonds, you’ve been paying attention!  So it won’t come as a surprise that we are in Naples again.  We remember so much we could probably ... Read more >

Florida's East Coast

Saturday, 24 Nov 2018 | Views [65]

WE REMEMBERED NORTH BEACH RV RESORT in St. Augustine as one of our favorites.  The sites are canopied by live oaks and it sits right across from the beach.  It also gave us a chance to visit my sister again.  Who knows at my age, when ... Read more >

Florida Bound

Monday, 29 Oct 2018 | Views [67]

IT’S A LONG WAY FROM THE PLAINS OF THE SERENGETI to Plains, Georgia.  Heck, it took 35 hours just to get to Atlanta!  The RV was waiting for us at Carole’s farm, just as we left it, so after doing a couple of loads of laundry and ... Read more >

Photos: Snowbirds

Wednesday, 17 Oct 2018 | Photo Gallery

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Out of Touch — Again!

Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 | Views [123]

WE ARE OFF ON ANOTHER JAUNT.  This time it's a birding trip — Rockjumper again — to Reunion, the Seychelles and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.  Then we are meeting Tim, Candice, Andrea and her friend in Arusha, Tanzania for a 2-... Read more >

I Have A Dream: Martin Luther King NHS

Tuesday, 11 Sep 2018 | Views [91]

THERE ISN’T MUCH TO SAY ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING that hasn’t already been said.  In fact, a visit to the MLK National Historic Site is more of a pilgrimage than a learning experience.  You have probably seen all the photos inside, ... Read more >

War — What Is It Good For?

Sunday, 9 Sep 2018 | Views [98]

THINGS WEREN’T GOING WELL IN FOR THE UNION IN 1861.  After the defeat at Bull Run, Lincoln needed a victory.  The United States needed a hero.  Brigadier General  Ulysses S. Grant provided both with victories at Fort Henry ... Read more >

Photos: Tennessee and Georgia

Wednesday, 29 Aug 2018 | Photo Gallery

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Andrew Johnson — The Whole Truth

Wednesday, 29 Aug 2018 | Views [72]

ANDREW JOHNSON SUCCEEDED ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND WAS IMPEACHED.  That’s about all we were taught in high school about the 17 th President.  Maybe I’ve forgotten some details or maybe after Lincoln and the Civil War, Mrs. U just ... Read more >

Steamtown National Historic Site — All Aboard!

Friday, 24 Aug 2018 | Views [82]

IF YOU ARE A KID OR JUST WANT TO FEEL LIKE ONE, a visit to Steamtown National Historic Site is a must.  As for us, we drove 125 miles each way from our campground in Denver PA to Scranton just for that feeling — and to get another stamp in ... Read more >

Dayton: Not Quite Wright

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018 | Views [98]

WILBUR AND ORVILLE POLISHED THEIR CRAFT in Dayton, Ohio, progressing from bicycles to gliders and ultimately to the first “airplane.”  So one — I — might assume that the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park would ... Read more >

Put That In Your Pipe

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | Views [60]

I LOVE IT WHEN THINGS COME FULL CIRCLE.  Like this story, that begins in Peru, travels to London, then to Ohio and spans all of human history.  Ready?     The History of the World in 100 Objects We met Luke in 2010 ... Read more >

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