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Mar 9, 2013 - Interesting history involving Greeks
We are still in New Smyrna, and today did some more exploring---and found out about the city's founding. Back in the 1600's, Spain owned Florida and England owned Cuba. In 1763, The two countries did a deal, and traded Cuba for Florida. Now England wanted to put a large number of settlers in Florida---settlers who weren't Roman Catholic . Why? Because Roman Catholics were believed to be more loyal to the Pope, who "ruled" both in heavenly and earthly matters. Greeks and Minorcans were Greek Orthodox, said to be closer to Protestants than...Jump to full entry
Mar 8, 2013 - An old favorite
No pix today, no good connection. Tonight we are in a town we have visited before, and really enjoy. And it is such fun to say the name--no, not the new part but the Smyrna part-- try it. Sort of mushers in your mouth. Now today is a day all our "birder friends" would have loved. Coming from Titusville, a large part of the trip I was in the Indian River section of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Preserve. And quite a Preserve it is. Along with the expected dolphins and cormorants and all sorts of gulls, we saw at least three things...Jump to full entry
Dec 13, 2012 - Down the road!
After saying our goodbyes to Greg and Janie, we backed up the horse, hooked up and headed about 60 miles down the road to our next destination - the New Smyrna Beach RV Park & Campground in . . . (guess you have that figured out). Today we head over to Umatilla to say hi to Art and his lady friend, Judy. You may remember that we worked with Art at Moose River in VT. We'll check out the area along the way, including Art's campground. More later! Today was a cloudy, foggy and damp day in the upper 50s. We met Art at his campground and were...Jump to full entry
Jan 16, 2009 - Amis... amis... amis !
Belle journée (frisquet) et très venteuse. Nous rejoignons nos amis Jean-Guy et Nicole Gratton à New Smyrna en banlieue de Daytona. Petite parenthèse historique… J’ai servi, il y a de cela plusieurs années, d’entremetteur pour faire rencontrer ces deux jeunes (à l’époque) au réputé Marine Club de Ste-Rose. Aidé de mon ami Jacques Dionne, nous savions que Jean-Guy (alors joueur de hockey prometteur) allait souvent à ce Club, et que Nicole voulait bien rencontrer ce jeune plein de talent… La rencontre eut donc lieu et… ils se marièrent et...Jump to full entry