Category Archives: Historical

Pictures of the Week-Fishing Buddies & a Couple Of Favorites!

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My old pal, Jose Wahebe, long gone but never forgotten!
Missed gaff op. in Costa Rica. Fish was 68-pounds!
Missed gaff op. in Costa Rica. Dolphin Fish eventually landed was 68-pounds. Fish jumped into boat without gaff and did a number on legs and equipment before being subdued. Lesson: Never pull a “green” fish in to boat before its tired out!
Any wonder why live conchs are now protected?
Any wonder why live conchs are now protected?
A VIP Keys fishing buddy!
A VIP Keys fishing buddy!
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Key Biscayne, before Hurricane Andrew! A favorite image I took for the Miami Herald!

Sunday Flashback African Travel Images For Our faithful Readers and Viewers

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Pygmies in the Ituri Rain Forest of the Congo. The wooden dog-bells with clappers of wood were used to scare snakes off of the paths, to keep vipers from striking!
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Any drug or potion could be bought from there street vendors in the Congo!

APtravelnews-January 3rd–Memory flashbacks of the Congo! These are from my book: “Africa on a Pin & a Prayer” my two years camping, fishing and experiencing a pre-history-like adventure. For a copy contact bobepstein@aol.com and we will send a signed, personalized copy for $15 postage paid!

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A Congo River (deepest river in the world) houseboat. 6-people lived on this boat!
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For meat we had to find it where we could. No I hated monkey meat, felt like I would be a cannibal to eat of it, but our friends at a huge rubber plantation asked me to go get some for his men, the plantation owner thought that they couldn’t figure out where the bullet went or how the trigger worked. I think he didn’t want them to shoot him, so he didn’t trust them with guns!
Checkpoint Mazumba, bribes necessary to continue down the rutted 10-foot wide highway in the Congo! The guns were carved wood show rifles, these guys use as bats to beat the hell out of their countrymen.
Checkpoint Mazumba, bribes necessary to continue down the rutted 10-foot wide highway in the Congo! The guns were carved wood show rifles, these guys use as bats to beat the hell out of their countrymen.

The Call: “Next Year in Jerusalem” Uttered in Prayer and Reality for Thousand of Years!

Yes, muslims built on top of Israels Wall, but Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel. The Israeli Gov't unlike what a Muslim country would and have done (destroy all vestiges of Jewish History) tolerates to the extreme the Muslim presence at their wall.
Yes, Muslims built on top of Israels Wall, but Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel. The Israeli Gov’t, unlike what a Muslim country would and have done (destroy all vestiges of Jewish History) tolerates to the extreme the Muslim presence at their wall.

APtravelnews-January15th, FL.- Bob taking time to be off the road for a change with some comments and pictures of the week. It has become clear that the whole world somehow has forgotten that Jerusalem is the actual and true capital of Israel. Thousands of years, it has been, even through the Diaspora. For 67-years Israel (as predicted in the Old Testament Bible) has been a true country, doing incredible things for all aspects of life for its people; Jews, and everyone else that’s a part of this incredible and great nation-state, as well as in the medical, tech and agricultural innovations for the whole world.

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Our Night at the Museum At The Alabama Music Hall of Fame

 

At the Museum you will find a cornucopia of music history!
At the Museum you will find a cornucopia of music history!

APtravelnews-November 21st, Florence, AL.-Bob and Barb On The Road Again-We spent several days in Florence, and what we saw and enjoyed is available for every traveler to this magnificent part of Alabama. Hard on Pickwick Lake, off Muscle Shoals and the TN. River, lies more fine restaurants, music venues and museums. If you have already read our last week’s post about W.C. Handy, Handy is considered the “Father of the Blues.”  He was born in a simple log cabin in 1873, but with his love and single-mindedness to create music, he made a large impact on American Blues music now played, heard and enjoyed around the world.  The last evening before we left Florence, AL. we were treated to a “Night at the Museum.” The exhibits at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia came to life for us. Barbara and I enjoy live music, this night we had our wish, we are enthralled by the history of all music as we feel it is the best expression of mans highest endeavor, that of creation for sheer joy for them and everyone else to be shared. We did have a magical evening of fun, entertainment and non-stop music as we visited with some of the shining stars in the music industry. We met writers, musicians and performers. We mixed and mingled with great music legends such as Jimmy Johnson, Spooner Oldham, Donnie Fritts, Rick Hall, Secret Sisters, Gary Nichols, Travis Wammack, Jerry Philips, Harvey Thompson, Mickey Buckins, Mark Narmore, Foster Family, Mitch Mann, Roger Clark, Marty Raybon, Jim Seales, Mike McGuire and Walt Aldridge. Go: www.alamhof.org

Oh what a night! Music, music stars and hors douvres!
Oh what a night! Music, music stars and hors douvres!

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Outdoor Florida Magazine Editor Visited Cedar Lodge Docks! My favorite family picture. Yes, these children are being taught how great it is to go fishing!!
This could be Pickwick Lake too! Is it? Yes, these children are being taught how great it is to go fishing! Ask us where this is in the comment section below.
Broth, perfect and WOW tasty, dipped a bunch of great breads in this taste! Mussels terrific!
Great restaurants offer all manner of tasty dishes. The broth, perfect and WOW tasty. Dipped a bunch of great breads in this taste! Mussels terrific! 
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Songs of the Century can be found on this Wurlitzer!