Author Archives: kcbernick

About kcbernick

I love to travel.

Immersed in Van Gogh

Saturday, March 19, 2022 The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit has been playing in Minneapolis for a few weeks, and will continue into April. It was created and is presented by Lighthouse Immersive. This company is based in Toronto, Ontario, and … Continue reading

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Biscayne Bay

Sunday, February 27, 2022 Our last day in Florida! It’s especially hard to go home, where the temperature hovers near zero. The weather here has been beautiful, in the 80s with mostly clear skies. These are the times when we … Continue reading

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Leaving Key West

Saturday, February 26, 2022 It turned out that this was not a good day to drive from Key West to Key Largo. Normally, this drive takes about 1.5 hours, and we had plenty of time to take a boat ride … Continue reading

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Tropical Paradise

Friday, February 25, 2022 Every year at this time, the Key West Garden Club hosts a garden tour ”A Stroll Through the Meadows” featured seven gardens in the Old Town area. Each provided a lush escape from the surrounding activities. … Continue reading

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Key Deer, Blimps and Wine

Thursday, February 24, 2022 Big Pine Key is known for its Key Deer, a subspecies of the white-tailed deer, that lives only in the Keys. Centuries ago, they migrated to the Florida Keys from the mainland during the most recent … Continue reading

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Dry Tortugas National Park

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 There are only two ways to get to the Dry Tortugas – boat or seaplane. We opted for the Key West Seaplane, which allowed us to see Key West from above, as well as have an … Continue reading

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Exploring Key West

Monday, February 21, 2022 Nothing much planned for today – we had tickets for the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour, so rode that this morning, and got a feel for some of Key West’s history. We can use the tickets all … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Sunday, Feb 20, 2022 People were taking advantage of the wind today. We were greeted with the sight of two kites flying at our resort. Unfortunately, there was a kite-eating tree that captured one of them for a while. We … Continue reading

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Florida Keys

February 19, 2022 In 1513, Ponce de Leon, called the Keys ”Los Matires.” The name means the martyrs, names for the natives which, from a distance, de Leon thought looks like suffering men. Calusa and Tequesta Indians populated the islands … Continue reading

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Gettysburg

Monday, September 21, 2021 We pulled into Gettysburg last night, and are lodging at an inn downtown on Lincoln Square, right next door to the house where President Lincoln stayed the night before giving his Gettysburg Address at the National … Continue reading

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