By Popular Request (Kinda)
Since a few of you asked for photos from my recent trip, I thought I would try to post a few. Remember, I'm not a photographer, nor do I have much success trying to creatively turn this into a photo-blog.
Anyhoo, see the bird in the picture at top left? I had discovered a seafood restaurant near Daytona Beach where I thought we could get a classy seafood dinner. Wendy ordered shrimp. Not long afterwards we were joined by this bird here. I thought the waitstaff would shoo him away, but apparently birds have special privileges under Florida health department guidelines. The manager called him Joey. I got another photo of him eyeing up Wendy's dinner. Apparently, Joey loves shrimp and later the manager threw Joey a couple raw shrimp from the kitchen.
Anyway, my family knows that these vacations I plan can turn into adventures. I mentioned in a previous blog how my wife and I hiked a nature trail on a rattlesnake-infested island near Clearwater. Towards the end, the trail got a bit muddy, as the picture here shows.
There seems to be a kind of a competition between the Irondale Cafe and the Whistlestop Cafe in Juliette as to which one is the REAL Whistlestop. Irondale' website is called http://www.whistlestopcafe.com/ and Juliette's website is http://www.thewhistlestopcafe.com/. Not much difference, is there.
Finally, below are a few more traditional pictures from our trip: the view from our hotel at Daytona Beach, the lighthouse I climbed, and the Detroit Tiger exhibition game we attended where our Tigers topped the Houston Astros.