Kathy & I are wrapping up a short week in south Florida, where we spent three days in various parts of Everglades National Park. I’ve got a ton of photos to process when I get home and we’ll be on a cruise ship next week. So my postings may be a little thin over the next week or so. Here are a few photos in the interim.
Spotted enroute to our cruise ship in Port Canaveral, Florida.
According to several sources, the tie to Elvis is a tenuous and indirect one. The song “Heartbreak Hotel” was co-written by songwriters Mae Boren Axton and Tommy Durden. Durden possibly did stay at this hotel, and was possibly inspired by a local newspaper article about the suicide of a lonely man who jumped from a hotel window. Although not this one.
I suppose if I had thought about it I would have realized that somewhere on this planet had to be a place that had palm tree nurseries. Today we found them!
Kathy & I are in south Florida and decided to head out to Biscayne National Park near Homestead. On our way there and back we passed dozens of palm tree nurseries, covering thousands of acres or more. I shot a few examples of them on the way, but it was amazing to see the sheer number of palm trees – of all sizes and types – being grown all in one place!
* Some sources suggest that the original song lyrics are “the land where the bong tree grows,” but this is the version I remember – from “The Owl & The Pussycat”
Caught this guy napping yesterday and took photos with both my camera and my phone. Only took the time to mess with the phone version in Snapseed.
Off on another cruise tomorrow, back in a week!
Kathy & I are currently aboard Brilliance of the Seas on a 5-night cruise out of Tampa, Florida. This was taken in the early morning during our arrival in Grand Cayman. We’re in Cozumel, Mexico today and return to Tampa on Thursday, where the adventure will continue!
This is a little roadside stand along Highway 301 in Citra, Florida. Orange you glad we stopped? 🙂
We’ve been home long enough. It’s getting cold here (by NC standards – sorry Monte and Jeff!) so we’re preparing to depart for warmer climes for a few weeks of “cruise ship hopping” and exploring the Everglades. I hope to post periodic “postcards” from our travels. Stay warm!