May 2, 2021

Pensacon 2021 Pensacola Florida

May 21-23,2021 Pensacola is an event that takes place each year in downtown Pensacola Florida. The event usually draw more than 25,000 and features over 100 media guests. There will be hundreds of hours of programming for fans of science fiction, fantasy, comic books, and other elements of fan culture.  For more information check out Pensacon 2021. Check out the huge guest list who will be attending.

April 17, 2021

PAST BACKROADS TRAVEL PHOTOS

During this stay at home issue here in Florida I have spend time working on past photos. Below is a collection of just few of the places we have visited over the past years. In most cases I have provided information on camera and setting. If you have any questions or comments please fell free to post below. We will try to answer any questions you may have.  These sunflowers are located on the grounds of Shawnee Mission Park in Kansas. Captured this shot using the Sony A7M3 with the Sony FE 16-35mm F4.0 ZA OSS Lens.Shot at 1/1250 sec at f/4.0 ISO 100 handhels. Post processing with Aurora HRD…

April 14, 2021

Pensacola Beach Blue Angels Beach Show July 7-10, 2021

Blue Angels fly over Pensacola Beach For all of the Blue Angels information please check out the Pensacola Beach Visitors Guide. Need a place to stay there check out where to stay on Pensacola Beach. If you are thinking of attending this air show it’s best to make reservations ASAP. Rooms go very fast for this event. While at the beach remember to check out some of the great restaurant on the beach.  Especially if you are looking for some seafood. Check out the list of restaurants on the beach.

March 10, 2021

2021 SENIOR DISCOUNTS AT RESTAURANTS

Since folks are starting to travel again I though it was time to repost this list of senior discounts. Also note all places may not be open in all locations. When we travel, we are always looking for good food at a discount! Saving money on food means more days on the road! Our friends @theseniorlist reached out to all national restaurant chains to survey about available senior discounts.  Be aware that some of the discounts noted are offered by franchise owners in local markets. As such, the senior discounts can vary and change without notice. Our thanks to The Senior List for allowing us to reprint their findings. 2021 List…

October 12, 2020

GRAND CANYON VISITORS CHANGES YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF

An afternoon view of the Grand Canyon in Arizona April 2018. In April 2018 we spend a number of day in the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Did a lot of hiking and of course photographing the area. But that was a different time as there was no Covid-19 in the spring of 2018. The below is from the National Park Service website: South Rim is Open – North is Rim Open – Desert View is Closed – Monday October 12, 2020 NOTE: SR 64 between Cameron, AZ & the East Entrance to the park at Desert View, is CLOSED. You must use the S. Entrance near the town of Tusayan, AZ…

September 7, 2020

EVENING VIEW AT HORSESHOE BEND

Horseshoe Bend (Click on photo to view full size) Horseshoe Bend located in Page, Arizona is a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River. Was able to capture this early evening shot during our visit to the area in April 2018. After you park your car it’s about 1.5 mile round trip walk to view the river.The parking area is located just off U.S. Route 89 within southwestern Page. Things have changed since our visit in 2018 as there is now a fee to park your car. Horseshoe Bend Fees are as follows: Motorcycle: $5 Car or RV: $10 Commercial Van/Bus: (Passenger Capacity up to 14) $35 Commercial Bus: (Passenger…

June 8, 2020

PENSACOLA BEACH FLORIDA BACK OPEN

Pensacola Beach Florida Back open After many weeks Pensacola Beach Florida has reopened. Even though I do travel I live in what I call one of the most beautiful areas of the Southeast, Pensacola Beach, Florida. Well, I don’t exactly live on the beach but I just as well since I spend the majority of my time there.  And who wouldn’t want to spend time there. Our beaches are pure white sand, in face when I have visitors they are so surprised how white the beach is. On most days the gulf is a pure emerald in color and that is why it’s called The Emerald Coast. One of the…

June 4, 2020

USS ALABAMA BATTLESHIP MEMORIAL PARK REOPENS

Battleship park reopens Be sure to check Website for current hours as they are subject to change. Living in NW Florida gives you the opportunity to visit and photograph a number of places within a fifty mile range. Meaning some nice short day trips. Just about 50 miles west of where I am located, just outside of Mobile, Alabama, is USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. It’s where the Battleship USS Alabama is docked. But not only is the great ship there, you will also find the submarine, USS Drum along with a museum and military aircraft on the grounds.   Once you arrive at the park there is a $4.00 charge…

May 15, 2020

A SHORT TRIP TO FORT PICKENS

Fort Pickens Area projected to enter Phase Two on Saturday May, 16. Regular operating hours Restrooms will be limited to Langdon Beach and the restrooms outside of the Discovery Center Lifeguards will be on duty at Langdon Beach Campground, Discovery Center and Bookstore will be closed. Check out more openings in the area via this link. This photo of a cloudy overcast day of Fort Pickens is located on the West end of Santa Rosa Island Florida. Operating Hours March 1 – October 31: 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (last entry at 8:00 p.m.) November 1 – February 28: 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Year-round: Historic Fort: 8:00 a.m. to…