Orlando Science Center

I’ve visited this museum several times and always liked it. Some of it is geared towards kids, but some of it is aimed at adults too. And it has dinosaurs.  🙂 Soon, the museum will be closing down for a total renovation and makeover. Some photos from a visit. ​The museum ​The centerpiece of the … More Orlando Science Center

SeaLife Aquarium

I visited this aquarium four years ago after it had just opened. All the fishies were bitty little youngsters back then—now they are four years older.  😉 Some photos. ​The aquarium ​Inside the aquarium ​Picasso Fish ​High Hat ​Wolf Eel ​I think this is a Grunt ​I could not find a sign IDing this colorful … More SeaLife Aquarium

Skeleton Museum

visited this museum a few years ago while in Orlando, and also visited its sister museum in Oklahoma City. Spent the whole afternoon just examining bones. Some photos. ​The museum ​Inside the museum ​Alligator osteoderms ​Primates ​Lowland Gorilla ​Marsupials ​Big cats ​Seals and Sea lions ​Reptiles ​Hornbill ​Rhino skulls—the horns are made of hair not … More Skeleton Museum

Jack Kerouac House

In 1944, three aspiring writers, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, met on the campus of Columbia University in New York City. At that time, Greenwich Village was the “hip” place to be—with its low rents and proximity to the University, it was a haven for artists, writers, and political bohemians. Kerouac was … More Jack Kerouac House

Leu Gardens

What a lovely place. The Leu Gardens have a variety of plants and trees ranging from native Florida species to prehistoric cycads to flowering plants from around the world. So join me for a nice relaxing walk in the garden. ​Leu Gardens ​Bottle-Brush Tree ​Klinki-Pine, from New Guinea ​Spatterdock ​Anhinga on the lake ​A cycad … More Leu Gardens

Disney Springs

This used to be known as “Downtown Disney”. It is essentially a giant outdoor shopping mall, with lots of gift shops, high-end boutiques, and restaurants. But unlike nearly everything else in Disney it is free to get in, and the landscaping is pretty nice to walk around in. I like to have lunch in the … More Disney Springs

History Center

I visited this museum about four years ago, not long after I began van-traveling. Much of it hasn’t changed. But there was some new stuff to see. Some photos. ​The museum ​A dugout canoe, perhaps Timucuan, found in 1981 ​Fossil Mammoth, Mastodon and Horse teeth ​Seminole dress ​Calculating machine from 1929 ​During WW2, Florida had … More History Center

Some Lake Eola Birdies

This has always been one of my favorite places because there are always a large variety of birdies (and usually some turtles) at this lake. Some photos. ​Lake Eola ​Softshell Turtle and what looks to be a Red-bellied Turtle ​White Swan ​Little Blue Heron ​Black-necked Swan ​Ducklings ​Anhinga ​White Ibis