Tag Archives: Florida

Longboat Key Library

Longboat Key, Florida is a long narrow spit of sand (Duh! It’s a key) off the west coast of Florida, near Sarasota.  For its size, it’s not very populated and has limited things to offer visitors, like restaurants, nightlife and … Continue reading

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Viet Nam revisited

There were 6-8 guys I’d call Army buddies; didn’t know any of them from Adam, but all of our lives crossed paths in Viet Nam.  While still in country, we scheduled a reunion more than two years hence — in … Continue reading

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Blue Heron

I found this blue heron wading in the shallows of a manicured lake on the grounds of the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, FL.     The bird was oblivious to me and others on the well-traveled foot bridge.  This photo opportunity … Continue reading

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Hungry Heron

The heron ignored me, walked right past me in hungry pursuit of  a meal.  His quick pace and steady glare told me he was more interested in filling his belly than worrying about me. I just happened to be in … Continue reading

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Key West B & B

William Curry, Florida’s first self-made millionaire, purchased this Key West property in 1852 and built a house on this site in 1869.  In 1905, the original house was demolished and replaced with the grand Georgian Revival mansion shown in this … Continue reading

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