Category: Travel On The Dirt

Nesting Great Blue Herons & Other Birds

April 30 – May 30. In the last month, Greg and I spent a lot of time dealing with doctor’s appointments and visiting friends. But in-between all this medical stuff and hanging with our pals we have done a little…

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Big Cypress & More

March 20 – 23, 2021. I believe I’ve mentioned before that we like to travel from one big green blob on the map to the next. These green areas tend to be protected lands – National Parks, Wilderness Areas, National…

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The Everglades Part 2

March 16 – 19, & April 17 – 19, 2021. The Everglades National Park is 1.5 million acres of wetlands in Southern Florida. It is vast but unlike the vastness of a national park like the Grand Canyon you can’t…

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Cuban Bomber Crisis

March 19, 2021. I’ve heard a lot about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, but I didn’t know that it was also a “bomber” crisis. Along with the nuclear missiles that Soviet Premier Khrushchev shipped to Cuba were the parts for…

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The Everglades Part I

March 13 – 18 & April 17 -19, 2021. “But it all looks like — this.” It was both a question and a judgment. The woman who voiced it had just listened to a Park Ranger describe some of the…

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Latta Nature Preserve

February 27 – March 4, 2021. At the end of February, we found ourselves in Stanley, North Carolina at Greg’s parents’ house. We had decided to make a speedy 2200 mile trip across the country from the California/Arizona border to…

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Three National Wildlife Refuges

February 11 – 19. I usually have a plan. It is always flexible, never set in stone though, and often veers off in any direction at any moment. But this winter I didn’t really have much of a plan at…

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Mittry Lake Wildlife Area

January 20 – 26 & February 9 – 10, 2021. We were itching to get to a lake and break out the kayak. We were still in the Yuma area. Our Pandemic Pod we had spent Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years’,…

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Valley of Names

February 7 & 8, 2021. I had heard (and read) that a 4WD was required to get to the Valley of Names. We had first come to know about the site, 1200 acres of barren land where people go to…

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Keeping Warm

December 25, 2020 – February 6, 2021. We didn’t have much of a plan for this winter. After doing lots of planning during 2020 I was more than ready to not think too much about where to go next. We…

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