Tagged with Orlando

Gatorland: In the Realm of Birds and Crocodilians

Gatorland: In the Realm of Birds and Crocodilians

After a couple of days in Orlando, we wanted to take a break from amusement park lines and steep entrance fees. Gatorland (Alligator Capital of the World) did not sound entirely like our cup of tea, but, at $26.99 for adults/$18.99 for kids 3-12 (and a $2.50 discount available online), it seemed at least try-worthy. To my … Continue reading

Orlando Museum of Art: A Charmed Evening

Orlando Museum of Art: A Charmed Evening

“I’ve had a good life. I wouldn’t want to live it over again. I wouldn’t want to start again. I just don’t think I’d be so lucky next time.”  I’d like that. I stumbled upon this quote by William Manchester, an American writer and biographer, as I was browsing through the Orlando Museum of Art … Continue reading

Kayaking in the Little-Big Econ State Forest

Kayaking in the Little-Big Econ State Forest

Another fond Central Florida memory: paddling along the calm, sleepy waters of the Econlockhatchee River, in the Little-Big Econ State Forest–such a serene experience, and, depending on where you are staying, only 30-45 minutes outside of Orlando. Our guide from Adventures In Florida was wonderful. We began our expedition at 8:30 am in the Forest. The kayaks … Continue reading

Unexpected Orlando: Bok Tower Gardens

Unexpected Orlando: Bok Tower Gardens

My memories of Gatorland, got me thinking about other off-the-beaten-path Orlando destinations. Bok Tower Gardens come instantly to mind. About an hour away from Orlando, this place is beautiful, magical even. My visit there deserves a story all of its own, but, as a preview, here are some tidbits from a January visit. Highlights: Wild southern groves, … Continue reading

Getting Lost on a Wednesday: Gatorland

Getting Lost on a Wednesday: Gatorland

I am heading to balmy Florida for work today. Below is a picture of a place that surprised me last time I visited: Gatorland. It did not sound like my kind of entertainment, but turned out to be a wonderful place to see stunning shore birds.

Counting Pigeons

Counting Pigeons

A staple of many a far-off destination: the pigeon, always there to provide the familiar grey, the endearing vermin that keeps on spreading. I usually try not to catch one in a photograph, but they do sneak in. I will count them today. In London, I caught the beginning of the end of the pigeon domination … Continue reading