At the end of every Cracker Trail Ride, there’s a parade in Fort Pierce. At least, this year, I made the parade. Would like to have caught up with the group as the horses and riders made their way across the state. Maybe next year.
Florida Cracker Cowmen got their name because they cracked their long whips to herd up the cattle.
The Florida Cracker Association takes to the trail annually, and camps at ranches along the way…
Appeared they had a fine time, ending up at the bar, horses and all.
I love this fair. And, since I live less than a block away, I can walk down and follow its progression. Wish Lake Worth did more of this kind of thing. The only festival I have loved better was the Luggage fair in San Francisco, an unbelievable conglomeration of street performers and acrobats who were walking up and down the sides of buildings…
Anyway, I digress. Here are photos from this year’s Lake Worth festival (and for more photos, go to my christine davis site.
ok. maybe one of these days I can take a trip like this! From Hotel Club some wonderful train trips.
I’ve pretty much cut and pasted. I have ridden on trains many times in Europe, and found it a great way to get around…
It was a great way to see the French countryside, and the Alps.
Arguably the slowest ‘express’ on the planet, the 180 mile ride on this delightful route takes a good 8 hours. The train links the two mountain resorts of St. Moritz and Zermatt in the Swiss Alps. 291 bridges, 91 tunnels and an altitude of 6,670 feet.
A three-day trip, through beautiful country side, the Orient Express inks a number of European cities including London, Venice, Rome, Budapest or Prague.
Pride of Africa
A once-a-year trip, planned on the Pride of Africa is a 14-day epic expedition through Cape Town, Dar Es Salaam, Kimberley, Pretoria, the Kruger National Park, Beit Bridge, Bulawayo, Victoria Falls, Lusaka and through Tanzania to Dar Es Salaam.
While in Europe, take the train, rather than a short flight…Although you’ll get to spend plenty of time in the Eurostar under the sea.
On this train, one will ride through the world’s longest fjord Sognefjord, where on a 20 kilometer trip you’ll get to see an amazing descent from an altitude of almost 3,000 feet into the fjords of Flam.
Step on the Palace on Wheels and you will find exactly what you have been promised with the name. The train that starts from Delhi in India and ends up in the royal state of Rajasthan, offers complete luxury on tracks, much like the pampering enjoyed by royal kings in the days long gone. Just to roll back time, a steam engine is used to pull the train initially out of Delhi, adding further to the experience. An elephant welcome in Jaipur, lunch at the Lake Palace in Udaipur, a camel safari near Jaisalmer and an afternoon at the Taj Mahal; the Palace on Wheels is the most comfortable way to explore India.
Stretching between the ultra-modern Singapore and Bangkok, and traveling through lush green tropical forests, the Eastern and Oriental Express is modern, stylish and comfortable.
The Royal Scotsman is the most expensive train ride on the planet. Just consider the fact that a 4-day trip on the Royal Scotsman costs more than an entire 19-day first-class trip on the Trans-Siberian, and you will get the idea. The observation car accommodates 36 passengers (yes, only 36 passengers allowed) in comfortable armchairs along with cabins specially designed for dining and other purposes.
i didn’t know this. I saw this on zillow with other haunted houses, and since this is convenient and close by, it’s a good haunted house to know about for a Halloween visit. Here’s the zillow story. for the rest of the haunted houses, here’s the zillow link.
This is also where Stranahan’s story turns grim. He suffered from depression and his mental health could not endure a hurricane that devastated his businesses, or the financial effects of the Great Depression. Stranahan committed suicide on June 23, 1929 by strapping a large iron gate to his ankle and throwing himself into the New River.
There are many reports of Frank Stranahan’s ghost in the Stranahan House, as well as the ghost of Ivy Cromartie. Other ghostly presences include six family members and the apparition of an Indian servant girl near the back of the home. The Stranahan House is now open to public tours. (Photo of Stranahan: Broward County)
And then there are a whole series of ghost videos. here’s one and will take you to the others.