Cape Cod: An Overcast Day in Provincetown

A family reunion has brought us to Cape Cod for a week long stay in Wellfleet (map), which is one of many historic settlements on this maritime peninsula. Wellfleet is at the point where the elfin-shoe of the Cape begins curving back from the Atlantic toward the Massachusetts mainland, and is considered part of the … Read moreCape Cod: An Overcast Day in Provincetown

The Magic City Reprise

The origins of Miami’s nickname, the Magic City, are a little murky, but it appears to be rooted in classic Chamber of Commerce boosterism. The city grew dramatically in the years after the arrival of the railroad in 1896, with the population blossoming from a few dozen people in the pre-railroad era to 444 citizens … Read moreThe Magic City Reprise

Another Great (and Free) Birdwatching Location

The Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department deserves mad props for creating not one, but two, different and equally interesting locations that serve a dual purpose: water reclamation / filtration, and public access to wildlife viewing. After our successful visit to Wakodahatchee Wetlands in January, we decided to take advantage of the last nice weather … Read moreAnother Great (and Free) Birdwatching Location