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... up to her name this trip.
If all goes well we will arrive in New Orleans tomorrow afternoon and plan to be having dinner at Emeril's. While I have been to New Orleans several times, all but one visit has been for business. I'm looking forward to seeing more of the town, outside hotel meeting rooms and the obvious places that cater to mainly out of town business people.
Stay tuned and come back soon.
Angelo and Mary.
Although we don't take off on our adventure for another week, today begins the official preparation. I checked my new camera for compatibility with my computer and looked into starting this blog. So far so good.
The idea for this trip started almost on a whim. My wife Mary and I decided, since we were now retired, we could go almost anywhere we wanted on a driving trip with only the most rudimentary schedule and all ...
... of at any time like you can in Europe, that is if you value your limbs. Not fancying 6hours in the heat of the day sat in a boat we kept looking, and came to Alexander springs, while the wildlife was much the same, the trip was an estimated 2 hours which looked much more attractive. The wildlife was excellent, alligators of course, but also turtles, herons, and ...
... here, but we haven't seen any. we have seen lots of birds, herons, egrets, cormorants, annhingas, ospreys, bald eagles, (saw an osprey and eagle fighting), hawks, and pilliated woodpeckers.
millow got sick when we first got here, had a uti. we took her 30 miles away to Ocala to the vet for antibiotics and she is doing fine. phoebe got a tick here, even with frontline plus on her.
the last day here and it is pouring ran which showed us where the ...
... that monkeys were not natural to the environment but that they came there because of the Tarzan Movies that were shot there. Apparently the monkey's didn't want to leave the set, they escaped and than reproduced.
But Silver Springs was a very welcome location as the set to many well known movies, including:
James Bond - Thunderball (1965)
James Bond - Never Say Never ...