Welcome back Van-Fam! We have traveled quite a lot since Nawlins, with awesome daily adventures along the way, and finally made it to the Eastern Time Zone of Florida. We’ve been on our return part of the trip for a month but we’re just now starting to feel like we’re getting close to home! We […]
Get ready for a crazy night of gymnastics, Gator Nation – it’s Rivalry Night! Your favorite Gator gymnasts will face off tonight against the Georgia Gymdogs, now in their second season under the legendary duo Courtney Kupets-Carter and Suzanne Yoculan. The Gators put out a pretty great preview video on Twitter, showing fans how they’ve […]
In Florida’s ongoing alligator versus python battle for the top spot in the Everglades the food chain, sometimes you’re the predator, sometimes you’re the prey. In this round, the alligator is the clear victor. Rich Kruger was deep in the Everglades on the Shark Valley bike trail, according to DailyMail.com, when he captured remarkable video […]
Beilein and Izzo are friendly rivals whose highly ranked teams will play for the first time this season on Sunday at Crisler Arena with Big Ten title and NCAA Tournament seeding implications.
Every single trip to the refuge has shown me at least one alligator. I think I only saw one on my first day August 6th last year, simply because I wasn’t experienced in spotting them. A fisherman pointed him out to me. I see them now! Here’s a collection of the gators spotted during the […]
They are much alike – despite the long distance relationship. Both well aged. The feeling of isolation and melancholy that cloaks them created by vast skies and local color. Desolate to some; simply a challenge won to others. This time of year, Pine Gully always seems so close to Wyeth’s painting of Christina’s World. Pine […]
Hang with a monkey, feed a giraffe, have brunch with the beasts!
Feb 20, 2019. I apologize for being so long posting here, and appreciate all the texts and emails you’ve sent wondering if I was OK. Just West Texas, the wild west, very little connectivity plus so many miles to drive and hike and things to see and do. Here goes, this is gonna be long. […]
Some swamps are just meant to be swamps. Such is the case with the Everglades. Last week we hitched up our Viking trailer and explored the wilds of South Florida. Herb, Buddy, (our beagle) and I camped at Collier-Seminole State Park, located south of Naples and west of Everglades National Park. In this post I […]
CENTENNIAL | Down two goals after two periods and facing a potential first-round exit from the state ice hockey playoffs, the Cherry Creek co-op team exploded for six goals for a 7-4 win Tuesday night. The ninth-seeded Bruins entered the postseason on a six-game losing streak and seemed on the ropes after surrendering three goals […]
Oct 11, 2018 Mark KriegelESPN Editor’s note: This was originally published ahead of Crawford’s fight against Jeff Horn on June 9, 2018. OMAHA, Neb. — Grover Wiley was 25, six years into a pro career that would see him retire the great Julio Cesar Chavez. Terence Crawford Jr. — “Bud,” as everyone called him — […]
With the 2019 class wrapping up early February, it’s now time for the coaching staff to direct their attention to the 2020 recruiting class and see if they can maintain their momentum on the trail. Florida already has a number of great players committed in this class, and currently have the fourth ranked class in […]
It’s no secret that the Hurricanes 2019 recruiting class was a big disappointment, ranking 28th in the nation according to 24/7 sports composite rankings. However, coach Manny Diaz and the rest of the coaching staff made up for it by targeting players from the transfer portal. Expect the 2020 class to be a much improved […]
Invasive species often have the upper hand in the battle for the Everglades.The massive American alligator in this video is having none of it.Rich Kruger, who posted the video this week, was bicycling on the Shark Valley Trail in Everglades National Park on Monday when he witnessed the epic battle between an invasive Burmese python […]
September 3rd 2019 Judith Klove Senior Officer Midwest Isolation and Retrieval 175 N Hoff St Springfield, IL 62709 Dear Chief Hampton: I am informing you of my resignation from my position as Senior Officer of Midwest Isolation and Retrieval (MIR), effective September 17, 2019. My tenure within the department has been a transformative one–not just […]
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Thousand Trails Orlando Clermont, Florida Bright sunshine 88° Today was move day, so after we had our breakfast we finished packing, tore down and left a few minutes before 11:00. Ken and Elaine stopped to say goodbye, although we’ll only be about 20 miles south of Clerbrook. We toke the long […]