Category Archives: Florida

Pensacola – Home of Naval Aviation, March 2019

I’m afraid this title is a little misleading. Yes, Pensacola is the primary training site for Naval aviators and home of the Blue Angels, the Navy’s Demonstration Team. We had hoped to watch the team practice as their Tuesday and … Continue reading

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Tampa Equals Family and Fun, Tampa 2019

One of our priorities whenever we are in Florida is to spend some time with our niece, Robin, and her kids, Destiny and Jeremiah. This year and last year had the added benefit that Pat’s brother and sister rented a … Continue reading

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The Conch Republic, Key West 2019

I wonder how many visitors to Key West realize they are visiting an island that was once a foreign nation. According to my local friends, the US Border Patrol, in 1982, set up a roadblock and inspection point on US-1 … Continue reading

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Return to Paradise, Key West 2019

Our favorite place to spend the winter is the Sigsbee Island RV Park – part of Naval Air Station Key West. We enjoy the warm weather, water activities, and the community of friends that we have made over the years. … Continue reading

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The Skydiving Santas of Cocoa Beach – 2018

There are plenty of things to see and do in the Cocoa Beach area. One of my favorite Cocoa Beach Christmas traditions is the Skydiving Santas. For the third year in a row the Air Sports Parachute Team has organized … Continue reading

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Universal Studios and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, 2018

Patrick AFB is not far from Orlando and we decided that a trip to Universal Studios was in order. We had seen the advertising for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and that was our primary motivation and goal for … Continue reading

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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is located due east of Titusville on Merritt Island in Brevard County, Florida, and occupies 140,000 acres, with the Kennedy Space Center. The refuge traces its beginnings to the development of the nation’s Space Program. … Continue reading

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