Hulkamania at Hogan’s Beach

Hulk Hogan (Terry Gene Bollea – 61 now!) the famed wrestler grew up in Tampa, Florida. He still lives in the region and also has a bar and restaurant on Tampa Bay called Hogan’s Beach (check out the commercial on the website). It’s a crazy party place on weekends but a little quieter on a weekday, so I decided to check it…

Fly like an Eagle

I have been keeping an eye on the nearby Bald Eagle nest over the past couple of weeks waiting to see the young eagles take their first flight. The nest is currently home to 2 adults and 3 juvenile eagles. The young eagles have been getting bolder. I have seen them regularly going out on the branches around the nest,…

Track Tour of the Daytona International Speedway

Last weekend I attended the 56th NASCAR Daytona 500, my first ever NASCAR race. This weekend I decided to return to the track and do a tour of the Daytona International Speedway and get a view from the other side of the race. First off you head out on a tram and go around the outside of…

2014 NASCAR Daytona 500

I attended my first ever NASCAR race over the weekend. I picked a big one too. “America’s race” the 2014 Daytona 500 (the 56th year of the race) at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. “America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, badass speed.“ – Eleanor Roosevelt, 1936 The completely made up opening text to the…

A Visit to Shatner’s World

A few weeks ago I took an amusing trip in to Shatner’s World. Yes, the Shatner, William Shatner, the entertainment icon and legend was performing his one man show at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville. Shatner’s World is an hour and a half retelling of his life and career from theatre to TV to movies. It was great…

Not a bad little weekend…

Did a bit of road touring around eastern Florida in a muscle car. Saw a Space Shuttle and the most powerful rocket man has ever built. Touched the Moon! Then finished the weekend off with “Hey there, Blimpy Boy’s”… Yes, in my book that’s a good weekend indeed!

The Eagles Nest

Over the past few weeks I have been observing a pair of Bald Eagles coming and going from their large nest located high on top of an old tree covered in Spanish moss. The tree in itself is an amazing sight but recently I made a wonderful discovery. I knew the Eagles were nesting for a…

The Eagle Has Landed…

“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” Neil Armstrong July 20th, 1969

Where Eagles Dare

They dared to go where no one would try They chose to fly where eagles dare Iron Maiden – Where Eagles Dare (1983)

Screaming Eagle

Fly on your way like an eagle Fly as high as the sun On your wings like an eagle Fly and touch the sun Iron Maiden – Flight of Icarus (1983)