Monthly Archives: January 2013

January 25 – 29, 2013 – Friends and Family in Bradenton/Sarasota Area

Friday – 25th We did a little shopping and caught up on some bills and rest after the past several days. Saturday – 26th Ken and I played golf on a beautiful course, Misty Creek, with Sandy’s husband, Jeff and … Continue reading

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January 25, 2013 – Doing Little or Nothing

After taking a morning walk, we did a little shopping and caught up on some rest after the past several days … and late evenings with friends and family. For excitement, our motor home was “attacked” by a lizard. And … Continue reading

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January 24, 2013 – Marie Shelby Botanical Gardens

Although we had all been to the Marie Shelby Botanical Gardens before we were delighted to have a beautiful day to return.  Located on just 7 acres along Sarasota Bay and the Hudson Bayou, the Gardens reportedly maintain the most … Continue reading

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January 23, 2013 – Lazy Days

This morning, we drive north to Lazy Days RV Center (known among the RV community as having one of the largest selection of recreational vehicles … over 1,200 … on site at all times) where were had scheduled ourselves for … Continue reading

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January 22, 2013 – Visiting with Sandy and Jeff

We spent the day with my cousin Sandy and her husband Jeff.  Lunch on the water at Casey’s Fish House was a real delight but chilly.   We then took a drive up Casey Key where, while many of the … Continue reading

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January 21, 2013 – Trip to Bradenton

Pretty uninspiring drive from Cape Canaveral to Bradenton … punctuated occasional showers, an Airstream graveyard,   an old DC-3 promoting a local air museum, a “high-tension” reminder we were passing through the Land of the Mouse and one 12 mile … Continue reading

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January 20, 2013 – The Port Canaveral Shore

On this overcast morning we wandered down to the fishing pier which parallels the channel’s breakwater.  Gazing seaward, we spotted a gray object, escorted by two tugs, slowly taking shape.    followed up the channel by an armed Coast Guard … Continue reading

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January 19, 2013 – Kennedy Space Center

It’s been 32 years since our last trip to the Kennedy Space Center and it has obviously changed significantly, particularly considering that visit predated the shuttle program.  After navigating the ticket lines NASA’s iconic globe logo and tribute to JFK … Continue reading

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January 18, 2013 – Florida

Today was the most uninspiring of the trip.  After leaving Jekyll Island, where the surf was up along the eastern shore   I-95 followed generally undeveloped areas lined with southern pines and palm trees.  Only the intermittent rain broke the … Continue reading

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January 17, 2013 – Jekyll Island Historic District

We awoke to another warm, sunny day so, with the approaching cold front stalled for several hours, we opted to bike, rather than drive, to Jekyll Island’s Historic District.  Built around the Jekyll Island Club, once called the most exclusive … Continue reading

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