31 Days on the Road

I-75 Top to Bottom Prologue OK – Buckle UP!! This Post is a lot longer than I anticipated. There is an abbreviated version of just images in the Portfolio Galley on the Web Site. So you should prepare and reward yourself as you move along. Today we will just stick to beverages. Chapter One –Continue reading “31 Days on the Road”

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

1987 Scrub Jay Way #32782, Titusville, FL Merritt Island is one of the largest barrier Islands in the United States. It fronts on the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by what we will call intercoastal, which in this case is really just the Atlantic Ocean. The next land mass due east, on the same latitudeContinue reading “Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge”

Viera Wetlands – Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands

Viera North, 10001 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940 Also called the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands, the Viera Wetlands is one of the older wetlands parks in Florida. Situated between wall-to-wall subdivisions and farms along the floodplain of the St. Johns River, this 200-acre park is modeled after Orlando Wetlands Park. It is made upContinue reading “Viera Wetlands – Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands”

Loop Road Scenic Drive

Loop Rd Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee, FL 34141 Loop Road is a 24-mile-long two-lane road, that parallels the south side of Tamiami Trail through the Everglades, in the middle of South Florida’s undeveloped center. There are signs on Tamiami Trail from the east and the west for the entrance. Tamiami Trail is certainly a lot more scenic than Alligator AlleyContinue reading “Loop Road Scenic Drive”

Green Cay Nature Center & Wetlands

12800 Hagen Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33437 The 100-acre property was purchased in 1999 from Ted and Trudy Winsberg, who had used the property for farming. The Winsbergs sold the property for 1/3 of its appraised value with the condition that it would be made into a wetland. This wetland also has a one-and-a-half-mileContinue reading “Green Cay Nature Center & Wetlands”

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

10216 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach, FL – Palm Beach County, Florida145,188-acre (587.55 km2) wildlife sanctuary Loxahatchee includes the most northern remnant of the historic Everglades wetland ecosystem. Loxahatchee is exceptionally large and spread out with distinct areas. Open spaces, swamp like area, a wooded area, canals, and a boating dock. There is a boardwalk whichContinue reading “Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge”

Wakodahatchee Wetlands

Wakodahatchee Wetlands is in Delray Beach on Jog Road about two miles north of Andrews Blvd. It is 50 acres of undeveloped land.  The Park was created in 1996 on 50 acres (20 ha) of unused utility land and transformed into a recreation wetland open to the public. With a three-quarter mile boardwalk that crosses between open water pondContinue reading “Wakodahatchee Wetlands”

A Road Trip

I took a road trip with my son Efram, he had a task to do in the northeast corner of Tennessee, outside of Johnson City. We drove up from Florida which takes forever to get out of, through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, to Tennessee. In Georgia we stopped in Savannah. Savannah was pretty, havingContinue reading “A Road Trip”

Haulover Park off Collins in Miami Beach

This is a Marina, and local fishing leaves from here, for half and full day fishing excursions.  The first bird you will see is a Brown Pelican, between December and April more or less, as they are migratory. I did see a Frigate bird, and a variety of Seagulls. Basically, you are going there becauseContinue reading “Haulover Park off Collins in Miami Beach”