Category Cultural Attractions (Museums, Historical Sites, Etc.)

Florida in February – Miami, Part Two

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 […]

Florida in February – Miami, Part One

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 […]

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 – 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 Two

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 […]

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 […]

Florida in February – Tampa, Part Two

February 6 – 20 Our last day in the Tampa area would be a full one starting with the 60-minute drive to the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg.  Located on the downtown waterfront near 5th Avenue Southeast, Bayshore Drive, and Dan Wheldon Way, it houses the largest collection of Dalí’s works outside Europe. The […]