January 7, 2019 Chris White No comments exist

It is strawberry picking time again in Florida, the Tampa area specifically. We usually go North to Brooksville and J&G Ranch. Last year we went out there after a couple of days of heavy rain. Closed. Too muddy. That’s a 45 minute drive one way. Guess I should have looked on their website before driving…

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November 20, 2018 Chris White No comments exist

So here you are. Welcome to the Sunshine State. Maybe you’ve just figured out how much that toll transponder for your rental car is going to cost from the rental car company. Maybe you opted out and are now driving around trying to avoid getting on a toll road or ending up on one by…

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November 19, 2018 Chris White No comments exist

If you are renting a car while visiting Florida you need to get your own toll transponder for your rental car. The cheapest solution is to drive your rental car from the airport to the nearest Publix, Walgreens, CVS or any store like these and buy a Sunpass. Stay off of all toll roads until…

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October 1, 2018 Chris White No comments exist

The Sunshine Skyway 10k, benefiting Military Families is on. The registration process was a little chaotic when 30,000 people tried to log on at the same time to snag one of the 8000 spots. There was a lot of confusion and double billing so if you still want to run it you might check back…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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