Tag Archives: Florida

“Gathering of [not so big] Giants:” Cape Coral Florida

Our Internet service will be problematic during April, and I apologize if I am slow to respond to comments. Seventy pilots flew more than 100 planes and helicopters off a 600-foot runway — radio controlled model planes and helicopters, that … Continue reading

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Husband Day Care Center: Tarpon Springs, Florida

After lunch with a group of friends in Tarpon Springs, we decided to walk along the docks.  We did not take full advantage of the many things the city offered, but it was great to just enjoy people-watching on a … Continue reading

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Swamp Cabbage Festival: part two.

Last week, I discussed the origin of the Swamp Cabbage Festival in LaBelle, Florida.  Today, I am just wandering around town after the Saturday parade. Click on photos to enlarge. A three dollar bet on the armadillo race can win you … Continue reading

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“Eat a tree.” Swamp Cabbage Festival: part one.

Click on photos to enlarge. Have you eaten “hearts of palm.”  When we worked in the District of Columbia, it was often served in salads.  But for some reason, I have rarely seen it in a salad in Southern Florida.  … Continue reading

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With a name like “Ding,” he was a Darling: Sanibel Island, FL

J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge has 35 species of mammals, 60 species of reptiles and amphibians, 102 species of fish and 272 species of birds. The refuge is one of 560 in the National Wildlife Refuge System.  Visitors to the … Continue reading

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Epcot proves me wrong.

Walt Disney envisioned Epcot as the “Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow.”  But with his death, it became just another attraction in the Disney parks system. The large dome seen is “Spaceship Earth” and contains a historical exploration of innovation. “Future … Continue reading

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Art at Disney World

Click on photos to enlarge. We took advantage of a couple free tickets to visit Epcot in Disney World.  By chance, we were there for the “Epcot International Festival of the Arts.” Some decades ago when we still lived “up … Continue reading

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