February 6 – 20 With just the trip out to the Everglades planned for that last day we had a little time to kill in the morning and just before leaving town, stopped in at Cream Parlor for coffee and a snack.  It’s a cute place, decorated in a kitschy fashion and offering a varied […]

February 6 – 20 I awoke the next morning with my back having returned to spasm mode, which meant we weren’t going to do a lot of walking.  We decided to take a combined bus and boat tour with the Miami Double Decker tour outfit.  Deciding to forgo navigating and parking the Highlander, we took […]

February 6 – 20 We broke camp in the morning, Joanna doing much of the lifting and bending and then without much ado, took off north for Miami, a journey of less than four hours which would give us time to do a couple of tourist-like activities on the way. About ten miles into the […]

February 6 – 20 I finally got some sleep that night and awoke the next day in about the same condition, so we resolved to head over to Key West to an urgent care unit, fulfilling my unofficial goal of visiting such a facility or emergency room in each state. Unlike our recent experiences in […]

February 6 – 20 Knowing a six-hour drive lay ahead of us we decided to stop in at Bennett’s Fresh Roast for another donut and the Cajun Shrimp and Grits we’d passed up the day before.  With a good cup of coffee and donut on the side, we devoured the dish, so tasty with Louisiana […]

February 6 – 20 We walked over to the Museum of Art, entered and waited a few minutes for our guided tour to start.  Now designated as the official state art museum for Florida, it offers twenty-one galleries of European paintings as well as Cypriot antiquities and Asian, American, and contemporary art. Designed by the […]

February 6 – 20 The next morning began a full day for us and with a nearly two hour drive to get to our starting point in Sarasota, the Ringling Circus Museum, it became clear we had not sufficiently allowed for the four-hour round trip.  Otherwise, might have considered a different lodging arrangement for these […]