Escape From the Cold, and Why I Love Belize.
I am tired, a log day of traveling but I loved it and nothing like being in a foreign country to give you a fresh perspective on life. I planned this trip a few weeks ago, looking for something historic and also with a lot of natural beauty. I think I may have chosen the…Read More
Belize City Sunrise Walk, it’s good to be int the tropics in February.
Wanted to get some photos up before I left for Crooked Tree later today. Didn’t sleep well but had to get up early to catch the sunrise. And it was worth it. Walked on the sidewalk along the shore. So peaceful. Like in many towns, the walkers and runners who are up are the friendliest…Read More
Belize City Sunrise Walk, it's good to be int the tropics in February.
Bird’s Eye View Lodge Crooked Tree, Belize. A room with a view, for sure.
Good morning. Got a few minutes to check in before we head to the Mayan ruins at Lamanai. Just back from a sunrise walk, although I didn’t have to go far, I had a perfect view from my front door. And last night, the stars were unbelievable. Scorpio rose just before the dawn. The two…Read More
Bird's Eye View Lodge Crooked Tree, Belize. A room with a view, for sure.
Lamanai Mayan Ruins, an awesome day in Belize.
Internet is slow again so not going to get any photos up tonight. Sure wish I could, I visited the Mayan ruins at Lamanai, located in a lagoon off of the New River, and they were spectacular. Set in a jungle, it was hard to imagine this was once a thriving city until you see…Read More
Trouble in Paradise, but I did get to see some cool stuff.
Well it was almost heaven down here, but back to Earth today, not sure if it was something I ate or drank but I spent more time in the bathroom at the Mayan temples at Altun Ha then I did exploring the site. Got to see a lot of it and climbed to the top…Read More
Sunrise is always a good medicine for anything that ails you.
Good morning from Central America. Wasn’t the most pleasant night, spent a lot of time in the bathroom, but green tea, imodium and a light breakfast are helping. Feeling so much better, and have to thank fellow traveler, Dr. Nancy and the staff here who have been so helpful with my predicament. You always…Read More
It’s a Lovely Day in the Neighborhood, an early morning walk through Crooked Tree Belize.
What a difference a day makes. Feeling so much better today, after my bout with the local bacteria these past two days. . It’s almost good to have a temporary illness to make you appreciate how blessed it is to be in good health. Slept well and was up early. No visible sunrise but some…Read More
It's a Lovely Day in the Neighborhood, an early morning walk through Crooked Tree Belize.
Orange Walk, Belize, a quick drive through tour. February 15, 2015
And before we headed back to the Bird’s Eye view lodge, our driver, denver gave us a quick drive through tour of the agricultural town of Orange Walk. a sleepy town, with brightly painted houses. We then drove back the 30 some miles and got back just in time to catch a sunset. We drove…Read More
The Belize Zoo, a model for preservation and conservation, and a wonderful place to visit with the animals of Belize.
I will never forget my first visit to a zoo, it was in Philadelphia and I was around six years old. I was absolutely mesmerized by the wonderful creatures in front of me. Elephants, snakes, monkeys, birds …..it was a magical experience, igniting my life long love of animals and nature. I have visited, and…Read More
Dinosaurs are Cool. And there are a lot of their bones, and other cool stuff at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.
It seems like only yesterday that I got my first book on dinosaurs. It was a How and Why Wonder Book. I was in first grade and I was fascinated. Back then all we had were the basics. The Brontosaurus, the Tyrannosaurus, the Stegosaurus. and a few others. I was so excited seeing them when my dad took me to…Read More
Philadelphia Art Museum, portraits from the past and a lot more .
Traveled to Philadelphia this weekend, home of not only my favorite sports teams, lots of history, many good restaurants, but also one of the best art museums in the country. I have visited many times but still enjoy taking in the many works of art on display. I especially enjoy the portrait galleries. I am…Read More
Back to Belize and my visit to the Community Baboon Sanctuary.
It was two weeks ago today that I visited the famous Community Baboon Sanctuary located in the rural Belize River valley. The sanctuary protects Howler Monkeys, an endangered species , which are locally known as baboons. The 20 square mile sanctuary protects the monkeys environment. Local farmers agreed to protect the monkeys and the trees…Read More
Black-collared hawk Crooked Tree Belize
Don’t want to put our local turkeys on the spot but I like this magnificent bird, a black-collared hawk .I photographed this one in Belize and I think it has the wild turkey beat in appearance. Here is a link to some more photographs of this beautiful bird. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-2/belize-february-2015/nggallery/belize-2015/black-collared-hawk belize#gallery/5489f221decc881b58f85fc6be80668e/850Read More
A Change of Plans, And Now I Have Beaver Meadows On My Mind.
I was going to hike out the local Rails to Trails today with a friend. . We had some warmer weather and I thought for sure the ice and snow would be melted on the trail by now. So I wore sneakers. Well we found a mess of snow and ice and no way could…Read More
Play Ball. Philadelphia Phillies Home Opener.
Another sure sign of Spring is the beginning of baseball season. I have been a Philadelphia Phillies since I was six years old. I still remember watching Jim Bunning’s perfect game with my dad on Father’s Day. I didn’t get really interested in the Phillies for a few more years but once I did I…Read More
Day One, My Travels to Scandinavia, Land Of The Vikings. A Morning Walk in Malmo Sweden.
Although I am thoroughly excited being, once again in a strange and foreign land, the journey to get here is taking it’s toll on me and my blog will be short. In other words i am exhausted. I left the United States from the Newark airport and, as always, upon setting foot in the airport…Read More
Day One. Sunday July 26th. Afternoon Walks Under Angry Northern Skies.
Sorry didn’t get a blog posts up yesterday but a little bit of exhaustion and jet lag. Spent the day exploring the historic and charming town of Lund. But hopefully that will be my post this evening. Now it’s back to Sunday and my afternoon in Malmo. I slept for about an hour after I…Read More
Day Three: Scandinavian Adventure. A Walking Tour Of Malmo
I had planned on either renting a car or taking a train to see some more of the Swedish countryside today, but overcast skies, light rain and little sleep kept me in the city of Malmo. And I am glad I stayed put. I wasn’t going to let the weather keep me inside so I…Read More
Day Four. Scandinavia Adventure. Farewell To Malmo.
Finally got some good sleep last night, and there’s nothing like waking up in a foreign country after a good night sleep. You just want to jump out of bed and begin exploring. And so I did. It was partly sunny today, no rain, but windy and quite cool. I would guess mid 50’s. …Read More
Day Four. Scandinavia Adventure. The Rain Didn’t Spoil My Arrival In Copenhagen.
Sorry folks I started this last night but, wanted to get some sleep, and didn’t finish it. My thoughts will now be influenced from the delightful walk I just took through the parks of Copenhagen. And, I found a wonderful statue of the famous Hans Christian Andersen. As my Facebook friends would know, I posted…Read More
Day Four. Scandinavia Adventure. The Rain Didn't Spoil My Arrival In Copenhagen.
Swords Into Plowshares, Danish Style. Scandinavian Adventure. Day Five. A Morning Walk Through Some Beautiful Parks.
Well not sure how much I’m going to say tonight. Just back from a nice dinner and evening walk after a long day here in Copenhagen. Met up with my sister and the rest of our group. Going to be a fun day tomorrow. And today was too. I was up early and decided to…Read More
Roskilde, Denmark, Scandinavian Adventure Day Five. A Visit With The Danish Rulers And Viking Ships.
Sorry but harder than I thought to find the time to post a blog everyday. Hard enough to just edit the many photographs I’m taking and to write in my journal. But I hope to get better at it. It is early on the morning here and have a few moments before we are off to…Read More
A Walk In The Rain Through The Streets Of Stockholm.
Good morning, and finally have some down time as I cross the Baltic Ocean on my way to Helsinki. And that is only because it’s raining out again. It rained yesterday morning too, my last day in Stockholm, but I was still able to get some walking in. I wanted to explore one of Stockholm’s islands,…Read More
Malmo Sweden: Those Swedish Folks Sure Love Their Flowers.
Sorry I left you folks in Sweden, but it was difficult keeping up with my blog posts after I joined up with my fellow group of travelers in Denmark. We spent so much time exploring the beautiful countries cities of Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki and the unplanned visit to Tallinn, sharing meals and traveling, what…Read More
Scandinavia 2015 Day Two. Lund, Sweden. Old World Charm At It’s Finest.
After spending some time exploring Malmo on Sunday , and getting some sleep, I decided to take the early train to the historic city of Lund. I had thought about renting a car and driving, but the efficient and modern train ride from the airport in Copenhagen to Malmo persuaded me to try the train…Read More