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    This category consists of all the blog entries from our adventures in our Motorhome where we lived on the road for 4 years as well as any other travel related entries. It was an amazing journey and I love to look back through these entries, it makes me long for living on the road again, there was just something so freeing about it. However we have recently acquired “Nora’s Ark” and the adventures have continued to a lesser degree but it does satisfy my Wanderlust from time to time. So I invite you to look at the world through our eyes and perhaps get different view of the world around us.

    [2 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

    This is the story of the events from our 2015 cruise, and the fun and adventures we had. It is pretty long, but I wanted to get this all down so we never forget the adventures we had.
    The drive to New Orleans port where we were to board our Carnival Cruise Ship, the Elation, went well. We left on time from Pensacola and no delays driving to NOLA. We met our friend, Mocha, at his apartments and he drove us to the port. After a quick snack at the Riverwalk …

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    [21 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
    lost-shoe-photo

    Last year we went down to Port Charlotte over Thanksgiving and I ended up missing out on several photo sessions, almost a dozen. So this year we decided not to miss that holiday rush and left for Rachie’s house a week earlier than Thanksgiving.
    The trip to and back to Port Charlotte, a total of almost 24 hours of driving went very smoothly. Which is a nice break from some recent trips in the Ark that went awry. We did do some modifications to our usual setup in the ark though. …

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    [31 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
    lost-shoe-photo

    Since Nora’s birth, I have been having trouble keeping up with Life’s frantic pace. Between Nora growing up before our eyes and the bills that seem to come non-stop I have been losing track of time. Weeks seems like they only consist of Mondays Fridays and Sundays. I feel as if the sands of time are falling and I am trying in vain to catch them in my hand but they just keep slipping through my fingers.
    Everyone knows this feeling I am sure, especially those with children.
    In order to not …

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    [15 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
    It was so dark down in there I never got a great shot of the "Sea" itself. And Nora was not cooperating for smiling for some reason. So this is all we got.

    When I was about 10 years old I remember visiting the Lost Sea and I loved it. So I thought it would be fun to relive the fun through Nora.
    The Lost Sea is the largest underground water feature in the world, or so they claim. I have never looked it up to see if it is true. The Sea, or lake, is 4.5 acres in size and is very clear. They stock rainbow trout in it which have become so tame you can touch them in the water as you …

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    [15 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
    A new Pensacola landmark, the idea and execution is great!

    Al Fresco is located downtown Pensacola in an area that has recently undergone a transformation. What was old empty buildings, just going to waste. Is now a vibrant and bustling area. One of my favorite additions was Al Fresco.
    Al Fresco is a combination of old, repurposed, Airstream trailers which now serve as individual kitchens. Sort of like a group of food trucks that share a common outdoor eating area, anchored by one traditional restaurant. Because of a no-food-truck-ordinance in Pensacola, any such structures must be tied to a traditional …

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    [3 Jan 2013 | One Comment | ]

    After our experience of getting our butts kicked by the Magic Kingdom, we made it a point to plan ahead a bit. We did have a day in between parks and originally we were going to use it as a day off so to speak. However we were in Orlando, and we did have tickets to Disney Quest in Downtown Disney, so after breakfast we took off for more Disney fun!
    Disney quest is pretty much a virtual type of amusement setup. There were multiple levels within the building and …

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    [2 Jan 2013 | One Comment | ]

    This project has taken me on many journeys. On one such journey I was traveling from New Orleans back to Pensacola when I happened upon a man walking a remote stretch of highway in Mississippi, pushing a large inflatable globe with his dog following alongside. Needless to say this caught my attention. Immediately I thought how cool it would be to get a picture of him next to a Lost Sole. And I had just saw one sitting in the berm, just a few miles back. But I was late …

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    [7 Dec 2012 | One Comment | ]

    It was a warm and clear night nearing midnight. Stars littered the skies and an almost full moon illuminated the landscape. I was driving the Ark as it effortlessly glided down the smooth and straight highway of I-10 just outside of Tallahassee. Traffic was almost non-existent. We had the road to ourselves. An audio book from the Jesse Stone series written by my favorite author, Robert B. Parker, was playing on my phone as it glowed on the dashboard. In my mirror I could see Sharon and Nora snuggled together …

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    [6 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
    Nora playing at the splash pad area (a.k.a. Cool Zoo) at the Audubon Zoo

    On a recent getaway to New Orleans we visited all of the Audubon attractions, The Zoo, Aquarium, Insectarium and Imax. The best advice I can give to help make the experience better is to not go to the zoo in the summer as it is brutally hot! Unless you are going to visit the Cool Zoo all day.
    The Cool Zoo is a splash pad area that is set up for children of various ages that has numerous water features such as fountains, small slides, small pools and such. It was …

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    [20 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
    new orleans thai food

    Making my top 3 Thai restaurants, is La Thai Uptown in New Orleans, LA. Great food, superb upscale decor and ambience, and probably the friendliest and most adept staff I have seen at a restaurant, let alone a Thai place. And did I mention very affordable? I of course had the red curry and it was perfection, as was the Panang curry I sampled. Our server (come to find out he is co-owner) even brought us out a special combination curry that he makes for himself when he eats there, …

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