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18,000 Miles Between The Snow Line and the Alligator Line

In the last year Bonnie and Greg travelled over 18,000 miles or 30,000 kilometers trying to stay between the Snow Line and the Alligator Line, crossing both at times.  Here is Google’s map of our travels.

travel map

We have thousands of photos and perhaps a lifetime of stories to tell. See Google Map.

There and Back Again

The reason for the trip started with attending the American Writers and Artists Inc. (AWAI) FastTrack to Copywriting Success Bootcamp and Job Fair in Delray Beach, Florida following our wedding in Vancouver in September 2016.

We drove across and down America in an 24′ Class C Motorhome we call Classy with stops in Idaho and Colorado related to a video project.  With a fair amount of steady driving, we arrived at the event with two hours to spare after the 5,500+ kilometer trek.

Florida

The video project took us to the Miami area and Key Biscayne.  From there we headed down the Florida Keys to Mile Zero in Key West, since we were in the area.

‘Hey! Wait a minute, Greg! Isn’t Florida across the Alligator LIne?’ you may be thinking.

Why, yes it is.  You will find gators near the ocean in the South East and along the Gulf of Mexico.

For the record, we preferred to avoid places that alligators like because of the humidity.  Bonnie once lived in the Mojave Desert in California and I grew up in Lynn Valley, where you had to move out of the valley to learn that the sun did not always set at 4 pm and that cool cloudy rainy days were not the norm in other places!

California

Skipping ahead a lot, check out a fabulous video montage of San Diego and Southern California.

Coming Soon!

Over the next few weeks I will publish stories and photos of some of the highlights, including:

  • The Florida Keys
  • Key Biscayne, Florida,
  • Delray Beach, Florida
  • Savannah, Geogia
  • Metter, Georgia and the Beaver Run RV Park,
  • Lynchburg, Tennessee and the Jack Daniels Distillery
  • The Natchez Trace Parkway
  • Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Natchitoches, Louisiana
  • Many other places in Texas
  • Tucson, Arizona and the Desert Museum
  • San Diego, California
  • LA, California
  • Laws, Caliifornia
  • Bishop, California,
  • Napa Valley, Callifornia
  • Nevada City, California,
  • Virginia City, Nevada
  • Reno, Nevada
  • Genoa, Nevada

This post will provide links to articles and photos as I add them to this and other travel sites.

La Familia Cortez Restaurants in San Antonio

The RV park we were staying at in San Antonio recommended La Familia Cortez Restaurant in Market Square.  He said to come early as lineups started early.

Mariachi Bar

We arrived shortly after 4 pm, before the rush.

The restaurant is very festive, with bright colours and decor everywhere.

There was a Mariachi Bar to the left of the main entrance, and restaurant to the right.

The photos here were taken with my cell phone and the  evening rush had mot started yet.

Great Service

The servers wore great costumes, were fun, and provided great service.

Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Very tasty!

Mariachi Band

A group of musicians and singers roved around the restaurant, adding to the festive atmosphere.

Bakery

Leaving the restaurant was dangerous! By the front door was a bakery offering irresistible treats!

Bakery

We left feeling that we had a fabulous experience and will go back next time we are in San Antonio.

The walls are filled with photos of family members and famous guest, showing proud family history.

Email adLa Familia Website

www.lafamiliacortez.com

The website offers photos, family history, the menu, items from the gift shop, family recipes, job postings, and more.

Highly recommended 🙂

 

— Greg Dixon