Category Camping

Florida in February – Key West, Part Two

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 […]

Florida in February – Key West, Part One

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 […]

Florida in February – Fort Meyers, Part Three

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 […]

Florida in February – Fort Meyers, Part One

February 6 – 20 We’d be camping the next three nights at Pine Island outside of Fort Meyers, a drive of less than three hours and so, with some time to kill we decided to check out Ybor City, a historic neighborhood located just northeast of downtown Tampa.  Founded in the 1880s by Vicente Martinez-Ybor […]

Adventure Cycling Ragin’ Cajun Tour – Part Six

October 11 – 23 From Café de LaSalle we drove a short distance to our next stop for the day, the Swamp Pop Museum, which tour leader Greg had again arranged to be open for us.  Ville Platte refers to itself as the Swamp Pop Capital of the World, honoring a late 1950s and early […]

Adventure Cycling Ragin’ Cajun Tour – Part Five

October 11 – 23 We woke up prepared for the longest day of the tour at 57-miles, gear completely dried out and ready to ride on a windy, cold, and foggy day.  Setting out from camp we encountered strong winds that would alternately hit us from the front or side, but rarely from the back.  […]

Adventure Cycling Ragin’ Cajun Tour – Part Four

October 11 – 23 Packed and ready to go, I walked over to the big tent to put on my helmet, gloves and cycling shoes.  No sooner did I sit down to do so when something like twenty mosquitos hit each of my legs.  Swatting away while I finished dressing, I grabbed the bike and […]