Saturday

Rest in Peace - Lake Superior Provincial Park

Lake Superior Provincial Park is 1600 sq. km. (618 sq. mi.) of northern Ontario wilderness along the shore of Lake Superior - the largest lake in the world. The park is a diverse landscape of forested hills, clear lakes, streams and rivers, and a Lake Superior shoreline with features ranging from the 200m (650 ft) cliffs of Old Woman Bay to the 3 km (2 mile) long beach at Agawa Bay. 

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Lake Superior Provincial Park

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One of the Park`s greatest qualities is it`s peacefulness as human habitation is kept at a minimum and nature rules the land. Many trails departing from highway 17 allow for further exploration to wilderness areas that bring hidden treasures of peace for your body and soul.
  
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Wednesday

Katherine Cove

Katherine Cove is one of many Ontario Provincial Park sites along the Eastern shores of Lake Superior, just north of Sault Ste Marie. Being so scenic, many travellers stop to view and touch the cold waters of Lake Superior. 

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FallFiliage near Sault Ste Marie

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An excellent spot to take a short walk on the beach as well viewing Lake Superior. Actually it is quite difficult when driving not to stop for a "touch" and "feel", as this site has easy roadside access and such scenic qualities.
  
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Wawa

Wawa, Ontario is in the far reaches of Northern Ontario. It is home to one of Canada`s most distinctive roadside stops, where a proud Canada Goose is displayed alongside carvings of the Gitchee Gommi totem poles. 

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FallFiliage near Sault Ste Marie

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With a very sparse population this stop provides a restpoint to view and observe how early live was lived in a remote area.  With Lake Superior nearby there many exceptional scenic qualities.
  
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Friday

Fall Foliage

Fall in the Sault Ste Marie area is one of spectacular colors. Leaves begin to change colors mid September.  The Agawa train that leaves the Soo travels daily through the hardwood forests to entertain customers from all locations in the world. 

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FallFiliage near Sault Ste Marie

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Almost yearly a mini vacation is taken to experience one of nature`s wonderful gifts.  With Lake Superior nearby this area has an abundance of exceptional scenic qualities.
  
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Thursday

Lake Superior - Montreal River Descent

The descent while driving Hwy 19 near Montreal River is one great scene. Rarely while driving does the scenery continue to be awesome for over two minutes

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Lake Superior at Montreal River

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Not only is this one of my favorite drives, it is an area where I have been fortunate to return to often. It actually took a while to share as one sometimes has a feeling of keeping the best as private memories but this scenery really does need to be shared.
  
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Ream Wilson Bicycle Trail - Safety Harbor

Man constructed trail in the midst of major city developments shows that it is not necessary to leave things the way they were. Trail was built linking extensive park systems in the area making it quite enjoyable to use.

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Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail - Safety Harbor, Florida


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   Fortunately I still like to use a bicycle to visit and explore new areas. This trail was one where the length is not too long, yet provided scenic stops where one could rest those weary bones.  Actually it has been taken many times from Clearwater to Safety Harbour and back with most often a lunch break at one of the many eating establishments.

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Clearwater Beach - What a Drive

Now this is a drive that provides you, as a visitor, an excellent recap of what is available in the Clearwater Beach area. It passes by many of Clearwater Beach landmark locations; accommodation sites, restaurants, and attractions like Clearwater Beach itself plus boating facilities that use the Intercoastal Waterway or the Gulf of Mexico.

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Fort Desota - St. Petersburg, Florida


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   This drive, to me, is a very good example of why so many tourists or snowbirds visit the area. For those that do not go to the beach on a regular schedule, their plans change when they have visitors as this is always high on the list for others. Myself, I always feel comfortable here.

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Tuesday

World Trade Center - New York, New York

A reminder of the recent path.

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World Trade Center, Relecting Pool - New YorkWorld Trade Center, PLAQUE - New York

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   Walking through the visitation area brought out many emotions. Rather than remain in the past, it was very important to see how people have reacted, and I found that to be very smoothing, as from the ashes is rising a tribute for all to believe in the future growth of mankind.  

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Saturday

Caddy`s - St. Petersburg, Florida

Not all activities are for the snowbirds. Here is one place that caters to the younger crowd or those that still think they are young. Numerous beach activities with a very welcome beach atmosphere make Caddy`s one of the favorites for younger locals and tourists. Also the food while made for the younger crowd, is also quite passable.

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Caddy`s - St. Petersburg, Florida



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   Mother always told me "Watch the kids". Now I really do know why! This little excursion was pleasurable to the eyes and a great lesson in what our youngsters enjoy. Much more active than ourselves and all with the thoughts of enjoying themselves to the fullest.

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Pass A Grille - Area Drive

Pass a Grille is an older area in the St Petes region on a point surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterway. Many of the homes are original and the towns character is one that portrays how life was during the early growth in population. Amazingly, new building must retain a strict building code to retain the past so few resorts and highrises are available.

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Fort Desota - St. Petersburg, Florida



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