NOTES FROM THE ROAD



Across the Pond…


A favorite Paris neighborhood…


20 NOVEMBER 2017: Here in Paris for the next few weeks, and always good to be in a favorite and familiar neighborhood. Lots to get done while here: looking back, looking ahead, and enjoying the moment…



Back in New York…


A brief return to NYC…


12 NOVEMBER 2017: Returned to NY for a very short stop, but it was great to be back “home” and have a chance to appreciate the city in autumn. Was even able to connect with a few friends and get some important things accomplished…



100 Years of Tanks…


A presentation at American Armor Museum…


11 NOVEMBER 2017: Made a quick stop for a special Veteran’s Day presentation at the Museum of American Armor for a unique opportunity to see historical tanks, including one from the first World War, rolling out in action. Was an impressive display of operational armor rarely seen together…



Leaving the Florida coast…


A final Florida sunset…


5 NOVEMBER 2017: Heading back up north next, but took the time to appreciate a final Florida sunset today, as the sky and sea put on a magnificent performance. Was a very brief visit to this area, but will be back for a more intensive roadtrip and some time in the Ocala National Forest next month…



Cool Car Show…


Some great old cars in St. Pete…


5 NOVEMBER 2017: By chance we happened upon a very cool car show, Vintage Motor Classic at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, near the Vinoy in downtown St. Petersburg, and enjoyed checking out some of the beautiful and rare old vehicles on display…



Fun with speedboats…


A different kind of drive…


4 NOVEMBER 2017: Taking a step out of the comfort zone and learning something new out on the water around Tampa Bay with a small speedboat thanks to St. Petersburg Speedboat Adventures. Was definitely a different kind of driving and great fun…



Tampa-St. Pete…


Full moon and late night arrival…


2 NOVEMBER 2017: Late night arrival into Tampa and a short drive to St. Petersburg tonite, as the full moon lit the way, aided by some ambient light from the city. Checked in for a short visit, and glad to be enjoying a bit of “extended summer.” Took a late night walk along the waterfront before getting some much-needed sleep…


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A brief visit to a laid back Florida location to reconnect with friends and family…


Heading back to the city of light, for old neighborhoods, good friends and some background work for the next Sahara segment…


COMING UP SOON:
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Paris premier of the documentary “The Gazelles: l’esprit pionnier” at UNESCO headquarters, on Friday 24 November, with Audrey Azoulay, Director of UNESCO, Zohour Alaoui, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the Kingdom of Morocco to UNESCO, Dominique Serra, founder of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc, and Paul Belmondo, director of the film…


Holiday road trip time. Loading up the Jeep and heading south for warmer climates and fun times on- and off-road (and maybe picking up some new skills too)…


ABOUT SPEEDBOAT ADVENTURES

St. Petersburg Speed Boat Adventures offers a unique way to experience the Tampa Bay waterways. Guests drive their own speedboats under the guidance of skilled guides who introduce visitors to the beauty of the Florida coast including National Wildlife Refuges and the historic Fort De Soto Park. The small individual speedboats are simple to operate, safe and fun to drive — previous boating experience is not required…


ABOUT ST. PETE

St. Petersburg, often referred to by locals as “St. Pete,” is the fifth-most populous city in Florida. Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is connected to mainland Florida to the north. The city was founded in 1888 by John C. Williams, who purchased the land, and by Peter Demens, who brought the railroad industry into the area. As a part of a coin toss bet, the winner, Peter Demens, named the land after Saint Petersburg, Russia. With an average of some 361 days of sunshine each year, and a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days), it is nicknamed “The Sunshine City”. Though it has long been a popular retirement destination, in recent years the population has gotten younger, and there is a vibrant arts scene. St. Petersburg’s downtown has been rated among the best in the South. The area’s beaches are only a 10-mile drive from downtown and there are several waterfront parks within the perimeter…



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