Journal of my motography travels… (day trippin' the Sunshine State)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by black 8, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. black 8

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    still working on a better camera placement for the Max 360...
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    The other reason I wanted to get out; put the point & shoots through their paces to see what photos I can come up with on an actual ride... The ride to Tampa earlier this morning was brutal but as the sun came up the temperature warmed and it was riding bliss along the Florida beaches...

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    heading back to Kissimmee I took the back roads and hit some Historic Districts along the way...
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  2. drklynoon

    drklynoon Adventurer

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    I love the picture of the plant/ bush on the beach. Really nice coloring.
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  3. black 8

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    out of that series, that is my favorite as well...
  4. Zubb

    Zubb he went that-a-way... Supporter

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    Nice!
    Watching for more 360 experimentation too!
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  5. Thunderbutt

    Thunderbutt Been here awhile

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    I live over in Clearwater. Where were the photos of the historic districts taken? I am always looking to get out of the heavy traffic around Tampa Bay.
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  6. black 8

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    I used US-92 and US-17 on the way back... Much slower pace so you can eyeball some scenery... Those photos were taken in Hanes City.

    The Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum is located in Plant City, historic districts in Lake Mortan, Davenport, and downtown Kissimmee.

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  7. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    Stunning Rudy!!

    When y’all westbound?

    Hopefully when you do it won’t be a straight line.
  8. black 8

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    Hey Sam, I'm not heading back until the first week in March...

    No straight line for my meander back west... I'm looking at just short of two weeks to make it back home...
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  9. black 8

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    ~ 18 Jan 2021

    ~ COVID 19 continues to hamper riding opportunities even in 2021...

    Since I'm already here on the east coast I wanted to plan a ride up to Long Island, NY to see my old stomping grounds. I flew the coop in 1985 and we've visited here and there to see my parents and siblings. The memories were still fresh back then but it's been over a decade and those memories have long faded. The last time I was on Long Island was in the early 2000s to visit my parents before they moved down to Florida. I wanted to ride down memory lane for old time sake; the schools I attended, my first job where I met Mrs. B8, the roller rink my dad would drop me off on Friday nights, the mall we used to hang out on the weekends, the bagel shops and delis, Calda Pizzeria where I would go during my lunch period... but that doesn't seem likely right now.

    In planning my route up to NY I ran against a road block. New York requires that you to jump through some hurdles with quarantining and COVID tests according to their Travel Advisory... Looks like I'll have to move that ride to the bucket list for a later date. I don't feel like getting pulled over with my California plates and having to answer Mr. PoPo's questions... I have been profiled several times for just having California plates. In 2018 while driving home from a Christmas visit with my parents, I passed a state trooper on the side of the road in TN, going with the flow of traffic mind you, state popo pulls out and starts to tail me for several miles, then he pulls up besides me for a minute or so, and finally decides to pull me over and asks for the usual documents only to let me go. On the same highway on the same day not more than a few miles down the road same thing; popo pulls out, tails me for a few minutes, and pulls besides me to have a looksy but doesn't pull me over... No thank you...

    restricted states vs non-restricted states as of 14 Jan 2021... I'll be required to quarantine for 10 days once I get home...
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  10. Oldschoolrocker

    Oldschoolrocker a.k.a. EZE Supporter

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    Very sad indeed...
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    Sucks Rudy, but thank you for being responsible
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  12. black 8

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    like the song says; one of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn't belong... which would lead to more questions by locals and the popo... I'm just glad the southern part of the US is virtually unrestricted for travel with the exception of NM and CA...