Flight Of The Pelicans

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 062017
 

Wouldn’t you know it? The temperatures here on the Florida coast have been in the mid-80s for over a week, and now that my cousin Berni Frees and her husband Rocky are visiting, a cold front has come through and dropped things down to 72° yesterday. Now, compared to the 18° they had back in […]

Flying Fish

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 232017
 

Though you might think of Florida in terms of manufactured home parks, gated age 55+ communities, endless shopping malls, and Disney, once you get just a short distance away from all of that the state is also home to a tremendous variety of wildlife. And I’m not just talking about mosquitoes and alligators. We have […]

Dec 212016
 

One of our favorite things to do here is to take a slow drive through the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge seeing how many different animals we can spot, which can range from 50 or more varieties of birds to deer, raccoons and armadillos, and even bobcats and alligators. So yesterday we decided to take […]

Jan 082015
 

On our first RV trip to Florida years ago we visited the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and we’ve wanted to go back ever since. We’re running out of time this year and will be leaving soon, so yesterday seemed like a good day for another visit. Homosassa Springs has been a tourist attraction since […]

Gators And Sea Eagles

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 112014
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish my fellow veterans happy Veterans Day. Whether you were a cook at Fort Dix, New Jersey or a pilot flying off an aircraft carrier in the Gulf, a grunt humping the boonies or a company clerk, wherever and however you served, I thank you for […]

Back To The Island

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 082014
 

Some RVers like to play golf, some enjoy pickleball, and others are never happier than when they’re lounging around a campground swimming pool. For Terry and me, give us a back road to drive and no eighteen wheelers crawling up our rear bumper and we’re as happy as clams. (Are clams really all that happy? […]

Keys Critters

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 092012
 

Today I thought I’d tell you about some of the critters we’ve encountered here in the Florida Keys. In the short time we’ve been here, we’ve encountered everything from fish to birds, reptiles, and even deer. Deer in the Florida Keys? You betcha! On our first day here, we encountered this fellow, who looked to […]

Nov 052011
 

After spending Thursday working at my computer most of the day, yesterday I needed a break. So in the afternoon we drove out to the Canaveral National Seashore and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in the hope of spotting some alligators. I saw my first (and only) alligators in the wild there a couple of years […]