Southern Swing: Atlanta-Savannah-Orlando-Atlanta, February 17-23, 2019

Posted: March 21st, 2019 | Filed under: Out Of Town

February 17, 2019

Manhattan From JetBlue 719, February 17, 2019

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Aiport, Atlanta, Georgia, February 17, 2019

Fried Green Tomatoes, The Corner Grille, 3823 Main Street, College Park, Georgia, February 17, 2019

February 18, 2019
Savannah:

John P. Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, Savannah, Georgia, February 18, 2019

Dinner in Jacksonville:
Julington Creek Fish Camp, 12760 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida, February 18, 2019
February 19, 2019
Epcot:

Epcot, Disney World, Florida, February 19, 2019

Epcot, Disney World, Florida, February 19, 2019

Epcot, Disney World, Florida, February 19, 2019

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros, World Showcase, Epcot, Disney World, Florida, February 19, 2019

Epcot, Disney World, Florida, February 19, 2019

February 20, 2019
Three Sisters Springs:

Three Sisters Springs, Crystal Springs, Florida, February 20, 2019

Dinner in Gainesville:

Mojo Hogtown BBQ, 12 SE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, Florida, February 20, 2019

February 21, 2019
Valdosta to Atlanta via I-75:

Interstate 75, Georgia, February 22, 2019

Ashburn:

Cow, 2005 North Street, Ashburn, Georgia, February 21, 2019
Lane Southern Orchards:

Lane Southern Orchards, 50 Lane Road, Fort Valley, Georgia, February 21, 2019
Spent two nights at the world-famous Harry Potter Fan’s Magical Wizards World in Atlanta:

Harry Potter Fan's Magical Wizards World Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, February 21, 2019

Harry Potter Fan's Magical Wizards World Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, February 21, 2019
February 22, 2019
Center for Civil and Human Rights:

National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, Georgia, February 22, 2019

Centennial Olympic Park:
Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, Georgia, February 22, 2019
Lunch at Paschal’s:
1947 Fried Chicken, Paschal's Restaurant, 180 Northside Drive SW, Atlanta, Georgia, February 22, 2019
The weird and wonderful Doll’s Head Trail in Constitution Lakes Park:

Doll's Head Trail, Constitution Lakes Park, Atlanta, Georgia, February 22, 2019

Doll's Head Trail, Constitution Lakes Park, Atlanta, Georgia, February 22, 2019

Doll's Head Trail, Constitution Lakes Park, Atlanta, Georgia, February 22, 2019

February 23, 2019
The requisite trip to Waffle House:

Waffle House #1890, 100 Piedmont Avenue SE, Atlanta, Georgia, February 23, 2019

Shopping:
Junkman's Daughter, 464 Moreland Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia, February 23, 2019
Murals:
The Sound Table, 483 Edgewood Avenue SE, Atlanta, Georgia, February 23, 2019

Eight Miles Of Model Trains

Posted: March 9th, 2018 | Filed under: Out Of Town

Northlandz in Flemington, New Jersey in insane/inspired — eight miles of model trains:

Northlandz, Flemington, New Jersey, November 11, 2017

The great thing about the museum is that it has this brilliant dark/dystopian touch that undercuts your usual expectations of model trains. It sort of starts out sunny:

Northlandz, Flemington, New Jersey, November 11, 2017

But then you notice odd touches, like a delivery truck that has run off the road:

Northlandz, Flemington, New Jersey, November 11, 2017

. . . and train disasters:

Northlandz, Flemington, New Jersey, November 11, 2017

. . . heaps of junked trains:

Northlandz, Flemington, New Jersey, November 11, 2017

. . . nightmare cliff dwellings looking like something Hieronymus Bosch conjured:

Northlandz, Flemington, New Jersey, November 11, 2017

Northlandz, Flemington, New Jersey, November 11, 2017

. . . and of course a plane crash:

Northlandz, Flemington, New Jersey, November 11, 2017

Puerto Rico: February 15-23, 2018

Posted: February 28th, 2018 | Filed under: Out Of Town

Spent eight nights in Puerto Rico, five in Guánica and three in San Juan.

February 15, 2018

Flew into San Juan and drove down to the south part of the island . . .

Puerto Rico Highway 52/Autopista Luis A. Ferré Near Salinas, Puerto Rico

Settled in at Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa:

Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa, Road 333 km 6.5, Guánica, Puerto Rico, February 17, 2018

February 16, 2018

Shopped in Yauco before going out to dinner:

Yauco, Puerto Rico, February 16, 2018

February 17, 2018

Short trip to Porta Coeli and Finca el Girasol:

Porta Coeli From Plaza Santo Domingo, San Germán, Puerto Rico, February 17, 2018

Finca El Girasol, Guánica, Puerto Rico, February 17, 2018

February 18, 2018

Sandra Farms coffee farm:

View From Sandra Farms, Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, February 18, 2018

February 20, 2018

Up to San Juan and a visit to El Morro in Old San Juan:

Castillo San Felipe del Morro/El Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 20, 2018

February 21, 2018

El Yunque National Forest and Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve in Fajardo:

El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico, February 21, 2018

View From Fajardo Lighthouse, Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, February 21, 2018

Plus dinner at Jose Enrique in Santurce:

Jose Enrique, Calle Duffaut 176, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 21, 2018

February 22, 2018

A big walk around Old San Juan:

Old San Juan/Viejo San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 22, 2018

Followed by a dip in the rooftop pool at Ciqala Suites:

View From Rooftop Pool, Ciqala Suites, 752 Avenida Fernandez Juncos, San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 22, 2018