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North America » United States » Florida » St Petersburg November 4th 2013

Here we are back enjoying the quiet and solitude of Fort Desoto, a Lee County park in the Tampa Bay area. Our first night was fun, cocktails at sunset at the picnic table, BLT's (fab fresh Georgia tomatoes), and a game of gin where I was accused of cheating. Mostly relaxing, reading, and a bit of bird watching on the private little beach in front of our campsite. Two restaurant recommendations - Tony & Nello's for FAB Italian food and Sea Critters on Pass A Grille for wonderful seafood. We just love the Pass A Grille area where we visited an artsy boutique (wait til y'all see the cool sundress I bought), caught sunset at the beach (they ring a bell to signal the exact moment the sun slips into the Gulf of Mexico), and had ... read more
Rustic Camping With Wes
Fort DeSoto Sunset
View From Camp Store

North America » United States » Florida » St Petersburg September 20th 2013

Finally, this blog carries news of the accident and subsequent medical attention that I'm sure most of you that read this blog have been hoping for... a chance for a bit of Moore chaos and calamity on tour! The day started of beautifully with clear blue skys and a morning wakeup call from the ducks. Overnight we had left the awning up and hadn't realised just how much rain had fallen but it was pretty 'bowed' holding about 2 foot of water when we woke up and I was surprised it hadn't split the awning open. Opting to let one side of the awning down gently to let the water run away I unhooked the clip, completely underestimating the weight that was up there. The clip gave way, the arm collapsed and hundreds of gallons of ... read more
Bonnie and Clyde ride again!
Pelican on St.Petes Pier
The tour group head along the pier

North America » United States » Florida » St Petersburg December 29th 2012

I met my good friend Steve when I moved to Washington DC on business back in the 80s. We built a large sales organization for a direct marketing company. It was about to become profitable when our supplier went bankrupt and put us out of business. After that business failed, we then joined a vacation time-share company marketing a resort in Majorca, Spain. I was the number 1 salesman one month and Steve was the number one salesman the next month. We then convinced the owner of the vacation time-sharing company to change his marketing plan from mail solicitation to direct sales. The reorganized company was on course to be a big success. We performed as promised. The owner then decided that Steve and I would be making too much money if he paid us what ... read more
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On the road again Perjantai kello 17.00 – lauantai kello 12.00 matkustettiin New yorkista Atlantan lentokentälle vuokraan autoo. Bussimatkan välipysähdykset oli Washingtonissa, Charlotessa ja Atlantan keskustassa, josta otettiin metro lentoasemalle. Pisin matka Washingtonista Charlotteen tehtiin yöllä ja saatiin kohtuulliset unet seittemän tunnin bussimatkan aikana. Koettiin olevamme autovuokraamolla jo niin pirteitä, että uskallettiin hypätä rattiin. Oltiin etukäteen varattu economy –luokan auto. Paikanpäällä vuokraaja anto meidän kuitenkin valita vapaasti kaikista rivin autoista meille sopivan. Innostuttiin vähän ja päätettiin amerikkahengessä ottaa tilavampi amerikanrauta dodge vm. 2012. tiedettiin kyseessä olevan jonkun asteinen bensasyöppö, mutta iso koko (nukkumista varten) ja amerikkahenkisyys viehätti siinä hetkessä. Lisäks ajateltiin, että uude... read more
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Savannah
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North America » United States » Florida » St Petersburg December 10th 2011

Here are a few odds and ends from our trip. You might note that one of the "sea things" had a little help from man. These were on the beach at Grand Manon Island. There's one blog yet to come -- the restoration of Cass, the old lumber / railroad town in West Virginia. Paula... read more
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North America » United States » Florida » St Petersburg November 8th 2011

The NEW Dali Museum headed the to-do list for this trip to the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. It opened in January 2011. The Dali is located at 1 Dali Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida. The Michelin Guide calls it “among the ten buildings to see before you die.” It's worthy of the accolade! Salvador Dali, one of the fathers of the Surrealism art movement and arguably one of the most complex and controversial artists of the 20th century, was born in Spain. The US was his second home. He attributed much of his fame and fortune to America and American themes like exploration and discovery by Columbus crop up frequently in the art. We had experienced Dali’s work in St. Petersburg previously at the "old" Dali Museum. I say “experienced” because, while intriguing, it takes some time (and ... read more
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Hallucinogenic Toreodor
From the Stairway

North America » United States » Florida » St Petersburg June 23rd 2011

This is an attempt to log my month long study abroad session in The Hague, Netherlands and Lausanne, Switzerland, with hopeful stops in Brussels, Bruges, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris, Munich, Zurich, Zermatt, Basel and Lucerne and wherever I end up... I fly out of Tampa on 6/30, with a stop in Canada and then land in Brussels on 7/1 and I leave from Zurich on 8/1... I will attempt to put as much as I can down but with actual class to attend, I do not know how much time I will have between books and travel.... ... read more

North America » United States » Florida » St Petersburg March 24th 2011

St. Petersburg likes to call itself the Sunshine City. It gets quite a lot. In 1910, the St. Petersburg Evening Independent newspaper instituted a famous offer that the paper would be free if it rained that day. In their seventy six years of publishing, they had to make good on the offer 296 times, less than once every three months! For obvious reasons, this city has attracted tourists since it was founded. St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Art St. Petersburg is also known as an arts destination. It has a large number of galleries. It also has two of the better art museums in Florida. These museums were my first targets for the day. The St. Petersb... read more
Outside of Salvadore Dali Museum
St. Petersburg Waterfront Park
The last green bench

North America » United States » Florida » St Petersburg February 27th 2011

(written on a Greyhound going N from St Petersburg to St Augustine while a Democrat/Republican political argument and just about anything else (largely influenced by Mike Moore in the case of one participant) rages across the aisle) My main/only reason for stopping in St Petersburg was to visit the Salvador Dali Museum there. It was only 3 hrs fr. Ft Myers so a relatively short hop. Had a late night on the Net in Ft Myers organising stuff further on, like a hotel in St Petersburg (which tends to be referred to locally as SanPete). Bus left at 11.30am and got there at 2.30pm. The small old style hotel (in the America’s Best range) was within 10 mins of the Greyhound depot which is an essential criteria for me obviously. I do miss those European walk ... read more
Dali Museum
Dali melting chair
Dali style chairs?

North America » United States » Florida » St Petersburg February 11th 2011

We enjoyed our time here and have to say environment wise it was one of our favorite campgrounds. There was a large enough pond for Bob and Chris to take out the Porta Bote and fish and they had BINGO at the recreation center where Chris won a round which he was very excited about and we were excited as well as it gave us laundry money for the week.We had a neighbor from Alaska and another neighbor gave us directions to a manatee viewing center at the Tampa Electric Power Plant I wish that the photos were clearer of the manatees as there were many in view but they only surfaced briefly, afterwards we went to Goodson's strawberry farm for some fantastic strawberry shortcake. While here we also went to Busch Gardens in Tampa we ... read more
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