Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

405 days ago | At Home in Vero Beach, Florida | bob

Happy birthday Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge! Today you are 110 years old. You were created on March 14, 1903 as the first national wildlife refuge in the United States. Pelican Island NWR is located within the Indian River Lagoon, in Indian River County, between the St. Sebastian River Inlet and the …

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Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts

410 days ago | Florida Reviews | bob

Endowed by Ruth E. Funk, the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts is the only center of its type in the state of Florida.  Ruth Funk also donated her entire collection of textiles to the museum. The collection includes historic and contemporary textiles, costumes and accessories – spanning six continents …

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Macaulay Exhibit at Foosaner Art Museum

Macaulay Exhibit at Foosaner Art Museum

944 days ago | Florida Reviews | bob

With a gift of one million dollars the Brevard Art Museum recently changed its name to the Foosaner Art Museum. The museum, now affiliated with Florida Institute of Technology, remains at its location between Highland and Pineapple Avenues in the Eau Gallie section of Melbourne, Florida.

I recently visited the Foosaner …

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Summer at McKee Botanical Garden

Summer at McKee Botanical Garden

990 days ago | At Home in Vero Beach, Florida | bob

Ah summer, hot muggy days, insects biting and buzzing and the McKee Botanical Garden is alive with water lily and lotus flowers. On a recent visit there, I talked with a few members of the Brevard County Photo Club who were taking pictures and sweltering in the heat. I was especially delighted …

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The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

1116 days ago | Florida Reviews | bob

I recently visited the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, located off Jog Road in West Delray Beach, Palm Beach County.  The 200-acre site was donated to Palm Beach County in the mid-1970′s by George Sukeji Morikami with the provision that the site be used as a park to perserve the …

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About this Blog

1143 days ago | At Home in Vero Beach, Florida | bob

The definition of a travelog is that it is an illustrated travel lecture. This blog will not be that formal, but will be a personal log of my travels around the state of Florida and elsewhere. I will also include photos of my travels so that my visitors can get …

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Pikes Place Market – Seattle

1285 days ago | General Interest Reviews | bob

One of the most interesting places I visited during my stay in Washington was the Pikes Place Market in Seattle. Located between First and Western Avenues in downtown Seattle and near Elliot Bay, the huge market extends for several blocks. Founded in 1907, the market is now home to over …

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Utah to Colorado

1290 days ago | On the Road | bob

I am once again homeward bound, departing from Delta, Utah in the early morning darkness. On the eastern portion of U.S. Highway 50, I saw the sun rise over the Pahvant Range while black-billed magpies played along the side of the road. I also saw a pinyon jay here in …

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Nevada to Utah: On the Loneliest Road in America

1290 days ago | On the Road | bob

After the casinos and slot machines in Fernley, Nevada, I was on the road early on day 25 of my cross-country trip.  This segment was along U.S. Highway 50, also known as “The Loneliest Road in America.”  Highway 50 roughly parallels the original route of the Pony Express riders.  The countryside …

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California to Nevada

California to Nevada

1293 days ago | On the Road | bob

Day 24 of this cross-country trip was across California (via Donner Pass and Lake Tahoe) to Fernley, Nevada. It turned out that it’s much easier to drive north to south in California than west to east. The 135 mile drive from Arcata to Redding took almost 4 hours. Granted, I …

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