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Pictures of The Week- First Week in March !!

APtravelnews-March 4th, Bob and Barb “On the Road Again”-Boynton, Beach, FL. at Moms house getting on my cabin fever mode! Can’t wait to get back to TN.

At the Neversink River in the Catskill Mountains! Nature draped all the edges!
Nature draped all the edges! In deference to spring!!!
My Buddy Lowe came by to till my garden area! A sure sign of spring to me!
My Buddy Lowe came by to till my garden area! A sure sign of spring to me! My garden is about a quarter acre, this year corn, snap peas, butternut squash, asparagus, garlic, maters, taters, green peps,  and whatever else I feel like putting on and in my very rich, delicious soil!!!!
Miss Kitty Likes This Solar Light, no wires, just the sun and voila, a long lasting light!
Miss Kitty Likes This Solar Light, no wires, just the sun and voila, a long lasting light!
Bicyclists can also enjoy the fly fishing trail through N.C. too!
Fly fishing, biking, trail walks and hikes around my land, “shroom” hunting,  squirrel stew from my neighbors, country auctions, cool air over my sinuses and brow, all this and now you know why I move to my farm starting in April!!! Florida is grand from Dec to April and then-not so grand for us!!
Nothing tastes better than a wild turkey! They prove that what they eat is how they taste. Wild eats fresh, real and wild. Store bought frozen eat grain-think about it!
Nothing tastes better than a wild turkey! They prove that what they eat is how they taste. Wild eats fresh, real and wild. Store bought frozen eat grain and steroids-think about it!
My first book lover! She wantged my Africa and Goldie the Goldfish book!
Got to go spring book signing again. My first book lover just showed up!
She wanted my Africa, Goldie the Goldfish book, and History of Fishing the Florida Keys books!
 Not a reindeer, but this was taken during a Christmas trip we made a few years back in KY.
Stuffed deer, live dog, and relaxing dame!! Barb waits for me to head to the dining room!!

Riverboat Cruises In Jensen Beach, FL. Enjoyed by All Aboard

Captain Tommu Pearson handled his huge boat masterfully!
Captain Tommy Pearson handled his huge, comfortable boat masterfully!
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Photo memories of our trip! These two images are from Mike Malone, Photographer on the Riverboat!

APtravelnews-Feb. 26th,-Jensen Beach, FL.  Bob and Barb on the Intracoastal  Waterway on a paddleboat! We had a great time on a Riverboat Cruise, ate a fine lunch and met folks from Kent, England, Montreal, Canada and Pennsylvania. So, we wanted to tell all my readers all about it!IMG_5232

The dolphin were rolling, and they were on to a smorgasbord of mullet, to the WOW’s of the 20 or so folks on the 3-hour riverboat lunch cruise. The Riverboat Cruises Paddle Wheeler was a safe and comfortable platform, Captained by Tommy Pearson and assisted by his family and friends.  We met Mike Malone, a photographer for 20-years, who took your picture as you entered the boat and later sold it all framed-up and edited, to the customer-cruisers.

This cruise experience was comfortable, we barely noticed a rocking motion except for a few passing boats that slightly caused a wake push on our boat. Captain Tommy told us where the “real McCoy”  (original owner of Sowell’s Point property) comment came from. Seems this guy,  Philip McCoy, during rum runner days of prohibition brought in rum from the Bahamas. He, although so many other booze pushers watered down their bottles of rum, never did this. He sold the real thing always and was trusted to do this, thus the term “Real McCoy” was born and some other companies asked him if they could use his name on their real unadulterated booze too! So much history, so much water down the river here!

Chow time on the Riverboat! Barbecue, and salads, Carrot cake , all manner of soft drinks!
Chow time on the Riverboat! Barbecue, and salads, Carrot cake , all manner of soft drinks!

Do we recommend this tour, you bet we do!  The Riverboat Cruises departs from downtown Jensen Beach across from Mulligans at 3281 NE Indian River Drive Jensen Beach, FL 34957 You get an all you can eat lunch or dinner buffet, dinner dances with a DJ music man, all while enjoying a 3-hour cruise on the beautiful St. Lucie and Indian Rivers. Wine and beer or cocktails are available too!  The Captain and crew are very friendly!  The prices are very reasonable as well! We like that. You can book online @ www.stuartriverboat.com  or call 772-678-1176

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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Enough Species of Freshwater Fish Keeps Anglers Coming To the Sunshine State Year-around.

Barb loves to fish when she has an edge and doesn't have the whole day to hopefully hook a neighbor with shoulders enough for us to spar with! She has become an Al's lover too!
Barb loves to fish and she is showing a largemouth 7-pounder, caught in one of the thousands of retention ponds in Florida. This rain-catcher pond behind our home is chock-full of threadfin shad and all manner of bass, including invasive Peacock bass too!

APtravelnews-November 29th,-Bob and Barb On The Road Again-PSL, Florida. With about 5,444 lakes and innumerable ponds and waterways, retention ponds, etc. there are many species of rod-bending fish in Florida fresh and brackish waters.  The primary species are Largemouth Bass, Peacock Bass, Crappie-Speck, Asian Snakehead, Sunshine Bass, Suwannee Bass, as well as so many sunfish and brim varieties as well, not to mention the hundreds of species of foreign invaders released by people, tired of their aquariums and releasing all manner of Amazonian critters into the Everglades water shed. These invasive species find their way into waterways all across and up and down the state.  Given the fact that there are more than 34-species of freshwater fish that can be caught on rod and reel, there is no wonder fishing is one of the primary pursuits of visitors who visit the Sunshine State.

The largest Lake in Florida; Lake Okeechobee has more Largemouth bass and Crappie (Specs) than any other lake in Florida, and has active sport fishing guide services as well. The neophyte angler believes that Largemouth Bass are an easy hookup and catch, but bass being living creatures, are cold blooded fish affected by a whole range of variables that can often make them seem to have a strong case of “lock-jaw.” The power a savvy angler has over these big mouth predators is understanding how to match the hatch. This is similar to a fly fisherman picking a fly that as closely as possible mimics what they are feeding on at that time-frame. Believe me, bass can change their feeding pattern almost in an instant. If you can find out what they are feeding on (as I did this morning when my Al’s Goldfish treble hook snagged a silver threadfin shad about 3-inches long) I realized why my gold Al’s Lure wasn’t getting strikes, so I changed to a silver Al’s 2.5 inch and took strike after strike, with the resultant jump and dodge again and again. I had successfully matched the hatch! The important thing I’ve learned whether I trout fish with fly’s or bass fish with lures is taking the time to scope out where the fish are biting, what they are biting on and just taking the time to think out a plan of action before I go and  blow my shots by being too hasty trying to get my lure into the water!

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Crappie (Specs) are not very difficult to catch. You just need to know when and on what they are biting on. These fish are a few we caught on Lake Norris in TN.