September 12, 2021

Pensacola Seafood Festival September 24-26, 2021

FESTIVAL INFO Savor delicious seafood, enjoy various musical acts and immerse yourself in historic downtown Pensacola during the Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival, produced by Fiesta Pensacola. This festival is one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in northwest Florida with more than 150 artisans and craftsmen who travel from around the country to participate. Friday, September 24 | 11AM-11PM Saturday, September 25 | 10AM-11PM Sunday, September 26 | 11AM-5PM Locations: Seville Square, Fountain Park and waterfront Bartram Park in Historic Downtown Pensacola Directions: Take I-110 south to Gregory Street exit to Alcaniz Street.  Turn left onto Alcaniz Street and follow to Government Street to the Seville Square area or 311…

August 12, 2021

Clouds Over Canyon

  It was an early afternoon cloudscape day as I captured this Grand Canyon shot. Sony A7M3 Sony FE F16-35mm F4.0 ZA OSS Lens 1/160 sec at f/16, ISO 100 The Grand Canyon is definitely a place if you have not beed to add to your bucket list. If you do head to the Grand Canyon please check for Covid-19 updates. Currently masks are requires in all park buildings and when boarding and inside park buses. This is in regardless to your vaccination status as of 7/28/21.  Click here for the latest updates.

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…

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…