Friday, October 4, 2019

Hidden Cove RV Resort Arley Alabama

The Journey Continues,  Left Indian Springs SP, Georgia heading now West, Ended up at Hidden Cove RV Resort, Arley Alabama. Hidden Cove RV Resort overlooks beautiful Smith Lake. Smith Lake has 500 miles of shoreline and a length of 35 miles.The lake is 510 feet above sea level and 264 feet at the dam.

The Journey Continue’s at Indian Springs State Park Georgia

Traveling through Georgia our Journey brings us to Indian Springs State Park. It’s about half way between Macon and Atlanta and to date one of our favorites. It was a rainy week but still a good week for camping. Any weeks of camping is better then any weeks setting at home watching TV. This is our second time of staying here and loved it each time.The lake you see in some of the pictures is a beautiful lake but unfortunately is being drained at this time for structural work on a flood gate. You will see that there is still quiet a bit of color left on some of the trees which looks awesome compared to all green and no seasons change down in South Florida where we come from.

The Journey Proceeds,Entering Georgia.

Left Grand Lakes RV Resort in Citra Florida headed to North Georgia. We took our time as we were in no hurry, arrived at our camp site right at sundown, just in time to get set up before dark. 56 F, 53 F for tonight’s low. Just right for sleeping weather:)

Reunion With Our Family as the Journey Proceeds

As our Journey proceeds we left Grand Lake RV Resort in Citra Florida still headed to North Georgia, but first stopped over in Gainesville Florida and had a wonderful Reunion with some family we haven’t seen in over six years.

Our Journey Has Begun

The Truck and Toy Hauler is washed and stocked, the Airwolf Light Sport Powered Parachute is loaded and Zack can’t wait to get on the road. Left today for a six month journey from South Florida to North Georgia then West to Branson Missouri then South West to Arizona. First stop Grand Lake RV Resort, Citra Florida( If you have never been there it’s worth checking out.Beautiful well Maintained Campground on a beautiful Lake with lots of amenities. If any one knows of any awesome campgrounds or great places to fly from on our journey please leave a comment at the bottom of the post. I’ll be posting often during our journey. Hope you enjoy.

My love for Serbian Coffee

I crave the coffee in Serbia. I don’t know if I drink more coffee then Grapa or more Grapa then Coffee. But I can’t get enough of either. Most Serbs drink Turkish Coffee which I dearly love but I drink so much of it while i’m there sometime I feel like I need a break, here is another one of my Favorite coffees in Serbia, not to mention the great socializing that goes along with it.

Renato Grbic a True Serbian Hero

A few years back I was reading an article about a Serbian guy that has saved 25 people who tried to comment suicide by jumping from the Pancevo Bridge which is between the City of Belgrade and Pancevo Serbia. While visiting Serbia this year, Belgrade in Particular our daughters fiancee wanted to take us to have as he said the best fish dinner on the Danube River, I said I’m ready. I started telling him about the story I read a few years ago and he said with excitement! That’s the place I’m taking you to. He owns a restaurant at the base of the bridge on the Pancevo side of the bridge. I said I must meet this guy with excitement. So after the waiter took our order of a mixed fish Platter (Fresh Water Fish) Serbs call River fish I asked him was the guy that saved all those people here or anywhere around. He said that’s him setting over there at that table. Great,so here we go my daughter and I to meet Mr. Renato Grbic, in my eyes a true Serbian hero. We posed for pictures and talked for a while and he said his family has been in the fishing business for over 100 years, WOW, That’s explains why the  mixed fish platter we had was so good. The best fresh water fish I had to date. During our chat he explained how he saved them and the number is now 28. ABC News did a story on him back in 2012, I’ll post a link on the full story at the end but first I have to tell you the mixed fish platter was really the best I have ever had .The fish soup was out of this world.So if your ever in the area and get a chance, stop in and say hello to Mr. Renato Grbic and at least try the Fish Soup,you want regret it. If your really hungry, try the Mixed fish platter. Tell him that you heard about him, his story and about his wonderful restaurant from that crazy American Guy with the camera that was there in October 2015.

Gypsy Life In Serbia

Since I was in Serbia Not Siberia and not Syria for the past two months and just got back in the States. I decided to take a few photos of some Gypsy’s doing there regular thing. Some gathering card board from the dumpsters for rebuilding there houses some gathering Fire wood for the winter etc…

Vienna, Austria

Dori and I had a great trip in Europe this year, Visited Serbia, attended the Beer Fest In Munich Germany, Had a Blast in Amsterdam and Finished our trip in Beautiful Vienna Austria. All four places I highly recommend people to see if they have never been there. I hope this video gives you an incite on what Vienna is like, Hope you enjoy the video. My good friend Ivan, my Alien friend from some other planet put this movie together for me in his own way, Thanks Ivan, Hope you enjoy. Thanks for watching.

Our Trip to Amsterdam

After leaving the Beer fest in Munich our friends and Dori and I ended up in Amsterdam. Had a great time touring the city and saw some very interesting things. If you ever had the idea or dreams of visiting Amsterdam, I hope this video give you an idea of what the city is like. Hope you enjoy.

Oktoberfest (Octoberfest) Munich Germany 2015

Wow! Met some great new friends and had an awesome time at Oktoberfest (Octoberfest) Munich Germany 2015.
 Two German Girls Having a Blast.
 Our first round of German Beer, 7 more rounds to go, lol

Village life in Desilovao Serbia

Spent a wonderful afternoon in the Village of Desilovao Serbia with the Spasic Family. Calm, Warm, Peaceful, Welcoming and Happy. What else can I say: I love Serbia.

Happy Birthday Zack

Happy 10th Birthday to our Chocolate Lab Zack, The Best Camping Partner ever.

Road trip to the Kosovo Border

Left Belgrade Serbia for a 3 or 4 hr. Road trip to the Kosovo Border. I have heard a lot about Kosovo but never had the chance to go, the border is as close as I got. Stopped at a few places on the way. It was a little sad when we actually arrived seeing the burned out Orthodox Church due to the war. Hope you enjoy.

Church of Saint Sava

The Church of Saint Sava is a Serbian Orthodox church located in Belgrade Serbia. It is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world and ranks among the largest church buildings in the world. The church is dedicated to Saint Sava, the founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church and an important figure in medieval Serbia. It is built where his remains were burned in 1595 by Ottoman Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha. From its location, it dominates Belgrade’s cityscape, and is perhaps the most monumental building in the city. The building of the church structure is being financed exclusively by donations. The parish home is nearby, as will be the planned patriarchal building.

Sunset on the Sava River,Belgrade Serbia

Sunset on the Sava River with our good friend Ivana Protic.

Day Trip to Devil’s Town

Devil’s Town, one of the many wonders of the world is situated in southernmost part of Serbia, 17 miles from the town of Kursumlija, on the slopes of Mt Radan, which boasts a large number of mineral and thermal springs. Due to a high concentration of minerals, the whole area is destitute of vegetation. The land there easily erodes and creates mischievous landscapes. Devil’s Town apparently consists of 202 earthen figures, Six feet to 45 feet tall, all wearing caps on the top. Actually, those are andesite plates – rocks created in an intense volcanic eruption of millions of years ago. For centuries, they have been pressing the soil, which gradually changed its appearance and was transformed into figures of various odd shapes and dimensions.

Another Great Night In Belgrade Serbia

WOW, what can I say, Another great night with family and friends in Belgrade.

Village Life in South Serbia with Grandma and Grandpa Ognjanovic

Spent a wonderful weekend in South Serbia with Grandma and Grandpa Ognjanovic. Eating lots of fresh fruit and Roasted Peppers (Paprika) Fermenting lots of fruit for making Brandy and Drinking lots of Grapa during our Stay. Wow, What a wonderful weekend :)

Another Great Night on Knez Mihailova,Belgrade Serbia

Enjoying the evening with Friends and Family on the Beautiful Street of  Knez Mihailova, Belgrade Serbia.


A day in Belgrade Serbia on Knez Mihailova Street

After finishing my Dental Appointment my bride and I thought we would walk the 2 KM walk to the Beautiful Knez Mihailova Street it is the main pedestrian and shopping zone in Belgrade, and is protected by law as one of the oldest and most valuable landmarks of the city.

The street follows the central grid layout of the Roman city of Singidunum. During Ottoman occupation, there were gardens, drinking-fountains and mosques along the street.

Knez Mihailova is a common meeting point for Belgraders . The street has been named one of the most beautiful pedestrian zones in Eastern Europe and is a constant buzz of people and tourists. Thousands of people stroll along the street every day as it is the shortest path from Terazije to Kalemegdan park and fortress.

Hotel Moscow
 Beautiful Building along the way.
 Beautiful Art work for sale.

 Knez Mihailova Street
 Street Musician playing music.

Kalemegdan Fortress,Belgrade Serbia

Enjoying the view from Kalemegdan Fortress of the Danube and Sava Rivers, over drinks in Belgrade Serbia.

Great Smoky Mountain Fly In Georgia Style part 4,2014

This is more great clips of The Great Smoky Mountain Fly-In Georgia Style. 

A great explanation of why we fly.Living For Flight.

People ask me sometimes if I'm crazy when I explain that I fly PPC's (powered parachutes). I try my best to explain what it's like to fly and experience the world from 5 to 500 feet.

Great Smoky Mountain Fly In Georgia Style part 3,2014

Camped at Cameron Field (Boon Docked) 50 yards from the air strip, had a blast and a great turn out. This video is Part 3, video, not a slide show of The Great Smoky Mountain Fly-In Georgia Style.

Great Smoky Mountain Fly In Georgia Style 2014,Part 2

Camped at Cameron Field (Boon Docked) 50 yards from the air strip, had a blast and a great turn out. This video is Part 2 of The Great Smoky Mountain Fly-In Georgia Style.

Plan your next trip across the USA according to weather conditions.

With help from some of the groups that I follow here is a great map to help you plan your next cross country (USA) trip according to weather conditions.

My Friend and His Dragonfly Over Okeechobee County Florida

My friend flying his Dragonfly over Okeechobee County Florida.

Dragonfly Powered Parachute Over Sebastian Florida

My Buddy flying his Dragonfly Powered Parachute over Sebastian Florida.

Second Annual, Great Smoky Mountain Fly-in Georgia Style

A must if you can make it and you don't have to have a Powered Parachute to go and enjoy. Please click on article to enlarge.

A story about a Powered Parachute Enthusiast

A story about a Powered Parachute Enthusiast. Barn Stormer Darrell Mazzoline in his Powered Parachute. Darrell, The Fly-in in Spring Hill Tennessee was awesome.

Time-lapse Walk Barcelona

Morning walk to the beach.

Sights From Above,Around Nashville Tennessee

This video was put together over a four day event in Spring Hill Tennessee. The views you will see are taken from a Powered Parachute between Spring Hill Tennessee and Nashville Tennessee.

Tropical Rain

Just setting here enjoying the cool tropical rain at Ocala North RV Park.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Little White House

While camping at FDR State Park we visited the Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Little White House, located in Warm Springs, Georgia.

Dag Gum Skunk Ape,or maybe Yeti

Camping this week at FDR State Park and this is what we saw. WOW, whats next?

FDR State Park,Pine Mountain, Georgia

FDR State Park,Pine Mountain, Georgia. A beautiful state park with a beautiful lake for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, biking and hiking trails and horse back riding.

James H. Floyd State Park,Georgia

James H.Floyd SP, Georgia. A secret gem of a State Park. Beautiful well maintained and very quiet.
Surrounded by rural countryside and the Chattahoochee National Forest, this quiet park in northwest Georgia offers outstanding fishing on two stocked lakes. You can hike along three miles of lake loop trails and relax in swings while watching for the many bluebirds that live in the park. The trail head to the scenic 60-mile Pinhoti Trail is only a 1.6-mile hike away.

Powered Parachute Flight to Natchez Trace Parkway Double-Arched Bridge

Camped out at Ring Farm, Spring Hill Tennessee, Some friends and I thought we would take a  flight over to the Natchez Trace Parkway Double-Arched Bridge.