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"patty burkett" Discussed on The RV Podcast

The RV Podcast

03:18 min | 10 months ago

"patty burkett" Discussed on The RV Podcast

"Cannon fire the cannonballs pennant penetrated partway through the thick kookiness walls. And were stuck there during the night. The spanish filled the whole mix of crushed cocaine and cement and the next morning it appeared to the shipboard attackers that the ford had simply eaten the attack. That's one of several reasons. This fort has never been captured in battle a bit down the shore from saint augustine near the town of palm coast. And just down the road from marineland. You'll find washington oaks state park among the attractions of this lovely outpost of early florida settlement are the cocaine rock outcroppings along the park speech. If you plan ahead or just get lucky. You can join a volunteer guide for a walk among the rocks and some stories about the park's history and unique features but the beach is only one of many things to see on these four hundred and fifty acres and most of the beach was not originally part of the property. You can spend much of a day wandering through the formal gardens resting in a gazebo and listening to a nearby fountain or looking for some of the resident als in the stately trees that grow in groves. There's plenty of shade here for escaping. The midday heat and dogs are welcome on the many on many of the trails walked down to the sea wall and look at the ocean or cross to the back side of the property and sit on one of the benches where locals often fish in the matanzas river. the river was a major thoroughfare. For the seminal people and played a key role in the second seminole war standing in the beautiful formal rose garden. You'll note that the land rises to what is for florida quite a height. That's because the hill is actually a shell midden where native people collected and cleaned oysters mussels and clams for thousands of years. The property was originally named bella vista because of the view from this hilltop that was an eighteen eighteen what jose hernandez was living on land granted to him by the king of spain when the territory became part of the united states hernandez swore allegiance to the new country and became a general in the us army. It wasn't until the nineteen thirties. When the titans of northern industry were buying and developing elaborate florida winter residences that the land was transformed into. Its current use by louise owen. Young owen was an executive with general electric. A time magazine. Man of the year and a key player in the european recovery from world war one. the young's named it. Washington oaks built a beautiful home laid out the formal gardens and gradually bought up the beach from their neighbors. The land was donated to the state of florida in one thousand. Nine hundred sixty two and open does a state park in nineteen sixty four and is now one of the many beautiful and peaceful retreats. You can find out here off the beaten path. Tom and patty burkett appear. Also every week on the rv. Lifestyle dot com travel blog. You can look up up off the beaten path reports. They go back for years there. Lots of places and many sites were putting on that new interactive map way to show you that wraps up this episode of the rv podcast and We're looking forward to seeing you next week. Have a great week travel. Get out there. Thank you so much..

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"patty burkett" Discussed on The RV Podcast

The RV Podcast

04:00 min | 11 months ago

"patty burkett" Discussed on The RV Podcast

"See about this time in the program. Now it's time for one more feature and it's also one of our most popular ones with french. Tom and patty burke. So where are they taking this week. Well this week we are going to coastal maryland. Hi mike and jennifer starting just south of wilmington delaware and extending all the way to virginia beach. Virginia is a long strip of land on the east. It's bounded by delaware bay and the atlantic ocean on the west. You'll find chesapeake bay. This strip is called the delmarva peninsula after the three states that lay claim to some piece of it. Most of the western side stretching far south of washington. Dc is part of maryland and is called the eastern shore among other historical aspects. It's harriet tubman territory and has been settled by europeans. Since the first arrivals to the continent long before european settlers arrived oysters were being harvested in this body of water. Huge piles of shells called shell maidens are scattered along the shore of the bay. Some of which date back nearly four thousand years in addition to oysters. Many other forms of seafood are harvested. Here no surprise. Then that fishing villages dopp ashore and the many small islands along the coast on a recent trip to the area. We visited several of the islands looking for seafood and a taste of the areas culture surrounding the fishing industry. Our first stop was deal island fairly well known as a source of blue crabs and home to a maryland state treasurer. We hope to see crossing the bridge onto the island. We saw boats docked at the marina and recognized them as skip. Jacks named for flying fish like the skipjack tuna and skipjack mackerel. These boats sometimes appear to fly over the water there. Shallow halls and large sales are especially suited to the winds and the bottoms of the bay. There were they were developed in the early twentieth century for oyster harvesting and in one thousand nine hundred five were named the state boat of maryland. Skip jacks have become synonymous with the campaign to clean up and restore the bay. Nearly sixty of them were an act of service in the nineteen fifties today about thirty remain on the water and fewer than a dozen are still in commercial use of those most sale from deal island. We saw five while we were there. Each one carrying the large numbered placard on the mainsail stays that. Is it's permit to harvest in the bay at one marine. We were able to get an up. Close look at a boat. That was getting some maintenance. They're very utilitarian. Craft simple on the decks with lots of room to work and beautiful at a distance from which their proportions can be appreciated. Just as the bay continues to suffer from over harvesting and agricultural run off the skipjack fleet struggles to. It has been named to the list of america's eleven most endangered historic places. And only time will tell if these boats will end up in museums or back on the water. Meanwhile you can still see them here on deal island while you're here. Stop at one of the several crab businesses and take home a taste of maryland's eastern shore. Far off the beaten path. They certainly have a knack for finding these great spots. So do tom. And patty burkett our regulars on the podcast and also you can find them on our rv lifestyle travel blog as well we have lots of their reports and you can find all the ones they've down over the years many many different places off the beaten path and with that we come to the end of Another episode of the rv podcast. We hope that you have enjoyed it and we want again. Remind you to. Please send us your questions. Your comments be part of the program. Our email addresses. Mike and jen at rv. Lifestyle dot com till next week. We'll see down the road happy trails..

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A Roadtrip Through Bulgaria

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

07:53 min | 2 years ago

A Roadtrip Through Bulgaria

"Let's talk about a road trip through Bulgaria. I'd like to welcome to the show. Tom and Patty Burkett. Who are coming to us from Ohio but come to talk to us about Bulgaria? Tom Common Patty welcome to the show. Thank you hi there. And what is your connection Bulgaria. Well I have a cousin who's in the. US Foreign Service listen. He's posted in Bulgaria currently and is married to a Bulgarian woman and we decided to celebrate our fortieth wedding anniversary that we would like to do a trip that that was a bit more exotic than we usually do and that since we had a connection there in Bulgaria and had heard on your show that Bulgaria it is a country that is more like your might have been several decades ago that it would be an interesting place to visit and we discovered that that was absolutely true. And I think that feeds into my next question which is why should someone go to Bulgaria. Well interestingly we got that question lot from all of our friends and family I have. I'm not surprised and actually also from many Bulgarians who said why. Why did you come here? I think one of the really exciting exciting things about Bulgaria. It's on the crossroads of history. The Turkish empire the Roman Empire Communism. And so it's an absolutely fascinating location. You're interested in the development of culture. I'd add two things to that. I that we started out the trip by spending a couple of three days in Munich and Budapest and Vienna and we were amazed at the difference in tourist fatigue between those cities and our visit in Bulgaria and Bulgaria. We were the interesting interesting thing that was happening to them. Rather than the other way around some people in small towns would go out of their way to call somebody up and say. Hey they're Americans here. Come look at. Oh that's hilarious. Excellent well kind of I recommend for us. We spent more than three weeks driving around the country and we prefer to avoid for the most part areas that are highly touristed and we recommend starting in Velika turnover which is the old capital of Bulgaria and driving through the country to the Black Sea coast and spending a bit of time. There are and then driving on mush more southerly route and ending up in Plovdiv and taking some day trips from Bo Velika Tore Novo and plugged it. Okay excellent well. Let's start that immortal. You started in. You flew into Sophia and we did about. He has a good story about arriving there. And and the surly alphabet renew knew ahead of time that we might not find people who could speak English. So you're prepared for that and we knew of course that the CYRILLIC alphabet was different and we had done a little. Oh studying before we went pretty hard to get it in your brain so we got there pretty fatigued after flying. Think we had to take two flights to get there anyways as we got in. We had to rent a car. We're getting to our AIRBNB about dusk. And all of a sudden it hit us as we were trying to park our car and we could not read anything on any street signs except every one of them had a tow truck on the bottom so we finally sort award of figured out that thinks said things like well nineteen hundred eight. Am sounds like maybe you can park your overnight and so we punt with some of that and that we did have to say had a moment where we between our fatigue and trying to park this car in the country we were really unfamiliar with. We looked at each other and wondered if we'd bitten off more than we could chew but we actually ended up within an hour of that finding a friendly face at a restaurant and spoken Galician relation. Who helped clarify that? We had actually interpreted the sign correctly and we found US bought park. It was good to park at until later. Eight thirty the following following morning and the following morning we got down about fifteen minutes before the deadline expired to discover that someone had parked behind us and the car even in such a way that we couldn't possibly get it out so we're standing there wondering exactly what we should do about that in a woman got out of a nearby. You're by car that she was parking and pointed at the sign. As if to say you shouldn't park here after eight thirty and we were thinking that boy we would like to be able to get out of there if we could. Fortunately maybe someone was looking from a nearby window and who was not partisan and came back and moved it so he could get out. Welcome to Bulgaria exactly and this was in Sophea and we drove out so-fi later that day and we're not sad to see it in the Rear Review Mirror for at least a few days. Excellent will you start at us then in Velika turnover yes Adele. Novo is the first capital a Bulgarian. And it's a beautiful city. And there's a large fortress there that sits up on a hill and it has a sound and light light show that operates most nights of the year. I occasionally. It's not working but there's music and narration and the city is situated on several hill. Also we were on a hill that faced the castle so from the balcony of our apartment. We were able to watch the light show at night. We couldn't hear the narration but we could the music and we could watch the lights. Change of the fortress walls light up and the castle keep light up and it was very matic and an interesting to seem all in Bulgarian. Rian internal Danny's okay set off by the moon and the stars. It was romantic and fascinating and we were able to stay in a an apartment apartment. That was just along the craftsperson street there in Velika Tore Novo shops. The ones that weren't restaurants or little grocery stores were operated by artisans who were wood carvers and icon painters and potters and they all were all there practicing their craft. We could walk down the street read and visit with them and see the things that they were working on. It was really delightful. The street was over Hong with umbrellas so at night they had those lint it and it was very romantic as well. I'M GONNA guess you're talking about the some of SCA car Shia the Complex well in Velika turnover. I would say that was that was an ideal location. Because it's a very hilly city so you're able to do a lot of up and down hill walking. That was the place for her to be at your central location because we can walk to those vendors and then there are other places in the city we could drive to but we felt that that was a great location to be centered in. And were you finding out through Airbnb or through some local site. Or how does your apartment on AIRBNB. Yep We did use AIRBNB and we did USA local connections for some of the lodgings we stayed and when we were there as well but not that one that was airbnb like we found the AIRBNB. Were we had good luck with them. The the quality of them were described accurately. It was a little bit more rustic of somebody's a high end traveler. These were not that okay. It was what we were looking for. We were in somebody's home. We had our own area of the home with their own patio but was not a luxury but it put us right where we wanted to be

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