August 20, 2018 Chris White No comments exist

The Veteran’s Expressway here in Tampa is still testing the express lanes, they’re free for now. It’s more like a free-for-all. I’m not sure of the wisdom of adding an express lane to avoid one entrance/exit that hardly anyone uses; but I’m not in charge here. Or anywhere as it turns out. But the real…

May 14, 2018 Chris White No comments exist

Driving around in Florida you get into the habit of driving with the windows up and the AC on. There are days that are actually cool enough to roll the windows down and feel the wind in your hair. The problem then becomes how much loud music can you stand and how many new bad…

April 17, 2018 Chris White No comments exist

Okay, I was late with the strawberry picking season but I’m right on time or rather you will be right on time for blueberry picking. Now this might seem like a strange activity for a vacation but I’ve been doing this for years while on vacation. It is a peaceful way to get back to…

March 12, 2018 Chris White No comments exist

Skyway 10K Everyone wants to know what running over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge was like and I have to tell them it was a once in a lifetime event. At least until next year. I did actually train for this run, worried about the 4% grade going up. The 4% going down was going to…

March 5, 2018 Chris White 1 comment

SkyWay 10K It must have been quite a sight early on Sunday morning as thousands of people were seen running North along the Sunshine Skyway Bridge between Manatee County and Pinellas County here in Florida. Turns out it was the inaugural Skyway 10K race to benefit theĀ Armed Forces Family Foundation. It was a great event…

February 26, 2018 Chris White No comments exist

If you are looking to do something a little different while visiting Florida consider going to pick fruit. It’s a great way to see some of the countryside you might just drive right by. An inexpensive cooler from Walmart and ice from the hotel ice machine and you are ready to enjoy some fresh fruit….

February 13, 2018 Chris White No comments exist

So, is this our future? Tolls to drive the speed limit nearing $50 one way? We’re getting close and these Express lanes are spreading. I’ve been using the new ones on the Veteran’s Expressway in Tampa. They are currently free while the Toll Authority is testing them. But the prospects of being priced out of…

December 26, 2017 Chris White No comments exist

The new “Express” lanes have opened on the Veteran’s Expressway here in Tampa. For those of you not familiar with “Express” lanes, these are new lanes added to help keep traffic moving at speed during high use times. How do they accomplish this feat? By charging an additional toll on top of the toll you…