Brickell Key, Miami

Contrary to what my name might suggest I am not yet a perennial traveler. Even though I suffer from constant wanderlust I still live in a sticks and bricks home, here in Miami. Fortunately for me Miami has some extremely picturesque areas and unbeatable winter weather, although to be honest, most of it is an endless urban sprawl and the heat is insufferable in the summer. That said, it is February and we happen to be in downtown near the water. Allow me to introduce you to Brickell Key.

Brickell Key is a triangular artificial island in downtown Miami. In 1896, Henry Flagler, the father of Miami, decided to have a channel dug on the Miami River resulting in the creation of two small islands that eventually became Brickell Key. Nowadays the island is mostly occupied by luxury condominiums. There’s a running track that goes all the way around the perimeter, a little over a mile long, which offers great views of the Brickell Financial District, Downtown Miami, and Biscayne Bay. Watch all this and more in the embedded video, which, afterwards, also takes you west through Little Havana.

Until next time, see you on the road!

Naughty Animals

During our legendary road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway in June of 2012 we encountered so much beauty and wildlife! The rugged landscape of Big Sur was perhaps the most picturesque area, but today I want to talk about some of the wildlife we encountered. Our trip was northbound and you can watch the whole thing here, but the real fun begins right after the town of San Simeon in California’s Central Coast. When you look to the right you will see the Hearst Castle in the distance, on top of the hill. You will drive about four miles further north and you will encounter a beach which happens to be an elephant seal rookery, near the Piedras Blancas lighthouse. Check out the video next.

Further north after Big Sur, you will pass by historic Monterey and it’s fabulous aquarium. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is most famous for the jellyfish exhibition and for being the location used for the Sausalito Cetacean Institute in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. I found the penguins particularly funny, especially this exhibitionist couple who could not wait until the aquarium closed to do their business.

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Florida RV SuperShow 2015.

After a long hiatus I have decided to start blogging again and bring you more videos of my travels, and when I don’t travel ,I’ll show you around Miami. Today’s video is about the Florida RV Supershow which happened in January 2015. We saw many different RVs and got to meet one of our favorite full time RVing couple. John and Kathy Huggins of LivingTheRVDream.com

Since this video was recorded Kathy has undergone a rather risky surgical procedure but she’s doing a lot better and we wish her a rapid recovery.

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