Florida Coastline Exploration

February 2, 2013 – What to do in the middle of winter in Boston, MA?  Head to Orlando, FL – warm, sunny, and great for spotting winter birds.  The adventure began at 3:30 on Saturday 02 February.  Fortunately, traffic to Boston Logan was light that early in the morning, and we made good time to…

Day Trip to Merritt Island

February 18, 2012 – Even though we only had one day to travel this weekend (February 18) we knew we wanted to go somewhere.  That somewhere happened to be a “day trip” (if you allow for leaving Friday after work and being back home by Saturday night) to just outside Orlando, FL.  The destination was…

Orlando Birding in January

January 28, 2012 – South Carolina has some pretty nice winters, but Florida has nice winters and migrating birds.  For these two nature lovers, a weekend trip was a no-brainer.  As usual we headed out after work on Friday to maximize time spent exploring over the weekend. Saturday’s destinations were Lake Kissimmee State Park, Big…

Restaurant review: Polonia

Do you like pasta, veggies, meat, amazing potato pancakes, and the type of place that does real home cooking??  If you’re in the Orlando area then Polonia has you covered.  We started the meal with some Polish beer; even though it was bottled and not draft, it tasted better than a lot of big American…

Orlando in December: Disney and Blue Spring State Park

December 16, 2011 – We got out of work and hit the road.  We usually drive to Orlando in two parts with a stopover around Palm Coast.  Since this trip was going to involve hitting all four Disney Parks + Downtown Disney, we knew we needed an early start.  The drive went smoothly, and we…

Orlando Weekend: Natural Sight Seeing

October 30, 2011 – Sunday morning we began our day at Panera bread with some bagels, sandwiches, a coffee and an iced mocha. Our stop for the day was a nature hike at nearby Shingle Creek.  There’s a nice little park there, complete with some herons and a woodpecker.  This is a really walking area tucked…

Orlando Weekend: Disney Parks

October 29, 2011 – Since we’re so close to Florida we try to take advantage of easy access to Disney World and natural scenery. This also means that we sometimes get rain, they can’t run the electric trains and we take a boat across the lake to get to the parks.  All part of the…