American Press Travel News–Bob and Barb “On the Road Again”–March 18th, 2023, Port St Lucie, FL.–As a youth I aspired to own and show off a nice red Corvette, yet my first car was a big beautiful red over white, 55-Chrysler, and I loved my first car at 16. Then after returning from several years in the Middle East and Central Africa, my college car was a Volkswagen. It had a rag-top sunroof, so I could cast into the Connecticut River at the boat ramp and do my school studies, then after 4-years of school, I had a great Buick station wagon. Then during my trout farm years, in Vermont I had a ford truck, and Chevy Malibu, and over the years all sorts of different convertibles, hardtops, eventually SUV’s, and now a Hyundai Santa Cruz, little pickup-cum SUV. It has what I want today, a sun roof, covered truck box, great radio, and a modern, truly unique look, too! No, it doesn’t ride like a truck, it handles the road smoothly like a fine SUV. It can tow, and it can carry about anything I would want at my TN. farm, or shopping and cruising wherever I/we like. This is not a tech article so I am leaving out all vehicle specs and techs. I bought my new vehicle at Route 60 Hyundai in Vero Beach. I felt comfortable at this dealership, it helped that the actual owner visited us and was able to allow us to wheel and deal enough for me to bite the bullet and say yes to a deal I felt was fair and even a bit above the norm, in that I got what I asked for in price and unpaid for extras. One of those extras was a new $500 dollar hitch I wanted. Arron and Service Manager, Jeremy Hall really did me right! So, for now I can say that yes, I would deal with RT 60 Hyundai again and recommend them too. The dealership is located at 8575 20th ST. Vero Beach, FL go www.route 60 hyundai.com.
Moving to the Florida Keys? Why Not?
American Press Travel News-July 13th,–Bob and Barb “On The Road Again” in the Keys–Our sons were brought up swimming, diving and fishing in the Keys. To our boys, paradise that even after they grew up, attended universities and college, the Air Force, was not forgotten. Often, the friends, acquaintances you make during your formative years, are lost as you set out into the world, making your own way in life. But, the Keys is a magnet for those children that grew up in paradise. The comradery has been so wonderful to see as parents. Good clean fun was always around the bend of Tavernier Creek, or Snake Creek or the myriad of coves and cuts through the mangroves of life.
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Ristorante Corleone Italian Steakhouse and Seafood
American Press Travel News-Bob and Barb-“On the Road Again”–May 5th, 2021—This time. stopping at Ristorante Corleone Italian Steakhouse and Seafood. We met Chef and Owner Luca Fontanarosa. He was born and raised in Catania, Sicily (Italy) We ate very well, on delicious fruits of the sea at this Island in PSL.
We noticed the great large portioned dishes at the diners tables, as we entered. We whet our appetite with crab cakes (yes, just like in Italy, too) fried Calamari, with a dipping sauce extraordinary, and a bottle of Pellegrino, next to very tasty garlic breads. Next came our main dishes. Barb wanted salmon in butter and lemon sauce, it was such a big portion, that we ate it again for lunch, the next day. It came with a great al dente spaghetti side dish. I had a favorite, but done even better than I remembered “Zuppa Di Pesce”, a seafood stew for those that don’t know “Zuppe.” clams, shrimp, mussels, were simmered in a sauce that truly showed the chefs understanding of great flavors. We topped off this fine meal with Cappuccino coffee’s, Tiramisu Ceciliani, and Cannoli’s. This meal was best ever for Italian cuisine on the Treasure Coast. The room is not gigantic, its nice, and almost intimate, so reservations would be smart. Call (772)-323-0355. Don’t fret, there is plenty of free parking, and easy access to 8621 S. Federal Hwy. Port St Lucie. On a scale of 1-10, we offer an 11.
Diary of a Half-Back Lifestyle
American Press Travel News—3/29/2021—Bob and Barb “On the Road Again”—-Why do we travel half way back to our old home, VT, to TN., from Southern Florida? Summers in Florida are humid. With my deviated septum (partially blocked nostril) I have a hard time breathing in heavy humidity. So, when the cooler winter and spring breezes, with their lesser humidity devolve into more summer-like conditions, even starting from the first day of spring, we head for the hills of TN.. In Florida we eat seafood, in TN. its beef, chicken and garden vegetables. Fishing in Florida its sea fishes, in TN. its crappie and trout, and our favorite walleye pike. I can breathe in TN., and love the cool breezes throughout spring, summer and fall.
We live on a small farm at about 2000-feet above sea level. When the summer heats up all around our plateau, we are 8-10 degrees cooler than all the other areas, cities and towns, and just about every night is a no-AC needed event.
As an author, I find it easier to work at our farm in TN. than in Florida. Florida has too many things going on, and this causes me to divert, and avert my time from putting finger tips to keys. However, the Keys is truly a paradise for a fisherman, like me. With boating, searching for marlin and dolphin fish, the schools of tuna, the occasional wahoo, I get lost in the Gulf Stream of life. My preference these days is to sight fish for permit, bonefish, seatrout, snook, and redfish inshore, in quiet waters.
My sons David and Brian were brought up in the Keys, and were my nearly constant companion on my favorite boat “The Shalom.” That is until their fancy turned to girls and cars. We gathered our own shrimp and saltwater crawfish called Florida Lobster ( I still prefer the real northern- waters kind, with succulent claws and tail). Today, my sons have a fine boat that they own and enjoy, I have my farm and when I can visit the Keys to be with my boys and their life’s experiences! STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT CHAPTER!!!!!!