Archive for January, 2016

Charleston to Lumberton, Coastal Route

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

I'm at the Springhill Suites in Lumberton, NC. This is my last night on the road for this trip. The free internet speed here is about 2 Mbps. I paid for the upgrade to about 8 Mbps. Contrast this with last night's internet speed in Charleston, which was about 30 ...

West Palm Beach to Charleston, Via Jax

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

I'm at the Springhill Suites in Charleston, SC. It's a nice hotel! I don't believe I'd stay here in season—it'd probably be too expensive. But, in late January, it was $136 after all of the taxes were added int. The internet speed is in the 30s—quite acceptable. And, there's a ...

From Sarasota to West Palm Beach, via Corkscrew

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Today, I drove from Sarasota to West Palm Beach, via the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. There weren't as many birds visible there today as the past few times, but I did see two new birds for my life list—a black and white warbler and a yellow-bellied flycatcher. In fact, I saw ...

Myakka River State Park, etc.

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Tonight will be my last night in Sarasota for this trip. Tomorrow, I plan to drive across the state to West Palm Beach, via the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Today, I had planned to go to Corkscrew, but at the last minute decided on Myakka River State Park, instead. At first, I ...

Home to Sarasota via Savannah and Jax

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

I changed hotels. The Homewood Suites in Sarasota was old, smelled of mildew, and the hallway floors were mushy in spots--rotting, I'm guessing. And, the internet speed was very slow--less than 2Mbps. There was no desk--just a kitchen table with non-adjustable chairs that were very hard to slide, which made ...

Home to Chelsea

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

I'm at the Chelsea Residence Inn in the Boston area. I think I've been here before. The neighbourhood has a lot of construction going on, which might make getting in and out a challenge, especially during rush hour. I wonder if there's pizza delivery. I'll find out. The internet speed here ...