Landwhale Travel Tales – Medieval Times

And though the price of steem may rise and fall, the value of a memory remains the same. Let's invest in memories! The most stable currency available. A couple weeks ago, the wife and I bought some memories at Medieval Times, near Orlando in South FL. For those not familiar with their brand of dinner theater, you get to watch a roughly 90 minute show

Landwhale Travel Tales – Medieval Times 2019-03-14T19:30:01+00:00

Camping in Style – Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground

Ok, sometimes my Landwhale likes to roll around in the mud, and sometimes it wants to mix in with the fancy six-figure land yachts of the rich and famous. Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground offers plenty of chances for the latter, and it's far too clean for the former (although during my off-road bike riding I did ride through some dog poop; where do I file

Camping in Style – Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground 2019-03-07T13:46:52+00:00

No Snow in South Florida – Walking around Green Cay

While the rest of the USA is covered under a blanket of snow or sitting in the ditch after just sliding off the highway, I'm walking around nature preserves in South Florida. Yes, this counts as showing off. It's been raining a lot lately, which means the canals and ponds and preserves are full of water. And life. A couple months ago we came to

No Snow in South Florida – Walking around Green Cay 2019-02-11T16:07:50+00:00

First Sunrise of 2019

Ok, not actually the first sunrise of 2019. It's January 18th, so there have probably been at least 17 sunrises prior to this morning. That said, I'm breaking my long (in internet time) hiatus from posting to ... post a sunrise. Not surprisingly, it's taken at a beach near our home in South Florida. Unrelatedly, it's nice to be alive. Amidst all the transient ebb

First Sunrise of 2019 2019-01-18T16:23:20+00:00

Equestrian Camping – Lake Panasoffkee, FL

So the wife and I traveled the long and arduous miles from Florida to Wisconsin for Thanksgiving last week. About 1600 miles one way, probably ended up at about 3500 miles of total driving during that week. That's a lot. We did, however, pay nothing in hotel costs. Our first day of travel was essentially just a night, where we traveled about four hours from

Equestrian Camping – Lake Panasoffkee, FL 2018-11-28T21:12:21+00:00

Now That Everyone is Away at Steemfest…

Is this the time we can party and burn the place down? One wonders what blockchain activity looks like when all the power players are off in Poland enjoying each others company and imbibing in mass quantities of liquor. Does all the schmoozing result in upvotes on recent posts—the modern equivalent of exchanging business cards?—or is everyone too busy being social and acting like real

Now That Everyone is Away at Steemfest… 2018-11-06T16:44:32+00:00

Twilights and Sunrises

So I'm sitting here working, deleting rows out of a database and waiting for the database server to catch up. Might as well write a steemit post, right? Historically, I've been treating my steemit posts as some major epiphany, some display of amazingness that I need to share with the world. With the price of steemit fairly low and the activity on the blockchain (or

Twilights and Sunrises 2018-11-05T15:46:20+00:00

Cult of Florida :: The Koreshans of South Florida

Recently, the wife and I had an opportunity to take our Landwhale out to camp near Fort Myers, FL. We camped at Koreshan State Park, named as such due to the fact that it was the former homestead of the Koreshan Unity, founded by Cyrus Teed in 1903. The community itself was carved from the wildness of the Florida landscape at that time. They built

Cult of Florida :: The Koreshans of South Florida 2018-10-04T13:45:22+00:00

Exploring South Florida :: Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

Last weekend, the wife and I visited the southwest corner of Florida to do a bit of exploring on that side of the state. It's less than a three hour drive, and with a campsite waiting for us there it's actually a pretty easy trip. We hit a bunch of spots, but we've always been a fan of parks and preserves. Especially those that don't

Exploring South Florida :: Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve 2018-09-30T12:28:34+00:00

Crab Death in the Red Tides

This past weekend, the wife and I visited the opposite (west) side of Florida for a couple days in our Landwhale (RV). The beaches there have been mostly abandoned for months now as they suffer the impact of red tides. Without going too far into the science of it, red tide is an algae bloom that discolors the water and produces toxic chemicals that are

Crab Death in the Red Tides 2018-09-26T15:35:41+00:00
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