I’ve overheard a lot of people who are apprehensive about the idea of getting packages delivered via drone. Escalated a bit, how would you like your mail delivered to you via rocket? Sounds ridiculous, but in 1959 the USS Barbero submarine fired a Regulus cruise missile, its nuclear warhead having been replaced by two Post Office Department mail containers, towards the Naval Auxiliary Air Station at Naval Station Mayport in Florida.
When: August 2016
Where: Orlando --> Los Angeles-->Salinas-->Bear Valley
Equipment: Tent, camping gear
Budget: $1,800 (airfare, car rental, gas, food)
Growing up in Florida you have endless access to beaches, warm weather for most of the year, and warm water. When you’re surrounded by palm trees, it’s hard to realize how different it is on the opposite coast. You’ve heard about redwoods, seen mountains in pictures, but it can still seem as foreign as another county. At this point we had traveled only to warm countries and nearby states. This was our first cold weather trip, and we quickly realized how unprepared we were.
Villon's Top Ten Weird Florida Laws
We’re all aware that there are some weird, antiquated laws out there. Here are the top 10 in Florida.
Be Like Water and Enjoy the Paddle Out - Jaimal Yogi's Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer's Quest to Find Zen on the Sea
Saltwater Buddha is an autobiographical account of journalist Jaimal Yogis’ journies in his late teens and early twenties to discover himself and learn to surf.
The story begins at the age of 16 when he runs away from his comfortable, but disaffected, NorCal suburban life, where he is apparently suffering from the boredom and monotony-induced disease we now called "Affluenza" and on his way to juvenile delinquency. Seeking the comfort and nostalgia of time spent in his youth on the coast of Portugal prior to his parent's divorce, he heads for Hawaii. His goal is ostensibly to learn to surf, but also, and perhaps more importantly, to leave behind the negative influences and find himself.
Who: Kaitlin Donner
What: New Wave Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation
Where: 7125 Turner Rd Ste 101B, Rockledge, FL 32955
When: Monday - Friday 7am-6pm; Saturday 12pm - 4pm; Closed Sunday
Kaitlin Shiver Donner, a Satellite Beach native and decorated athlete, opened an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic in February of this year specializing in sports rehab and local athletes. She met with us to discuss her background and provide tips and exercises for surfers and board athletes.