Roger's Florida

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Old and the New - Gators vs. Downloads

Although gators have been around since dinosaurs roamed the earth, downloads have not.

So, by this notice, we want you to know that Wildlife Viewing in Central Florida has joined the 21st Century.

For the first time, those of you under 30 can download our book, 25 Great Wildlife Viewing Locations in Central Florida, as a pdf file onto your laptop, your i-phone or anything else that will be coming out in the near future. That way you can always reference and get directions for all of the locations in the book - electronically - in the field, or at home.

Most of our other outdoor titles are also available for download at

Thanks for your time - and get out there and enjoy all of those natural resources in the great State of Florida!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bicycling in Florida

We wondered if bicycling is truly a dangerous sport in the U.S., or is it fear-mongering by the media? So we did some research.There are roughly 80 million bike riders in the U.S. who bike, at least 6 times a year.
Now, look at what that is in terms of zeroes. 80,ooo,ooo,ooo.And our calculator can't handle that number. And in 2007, roughly 700 bike riders died, nationwide. Even if it was 800, you do the division if you can on your own calculator. The precentage is miniscule. Unless you, or your loved one, was one of those.
About 540,000 bicyclists sought treatment at Emergency Rooms in 2007. And 67,000 of those had head injuries. One-half of all injuries were persons under 16 years of age.
So, our conclusion is that if you bike, be careful. And, wear a helmet. Other than that, go out and enjoy bicycling; both on and off road, wear a helmet, and get older than 16.
This is a public service announcement, and a pro-bicycling announcement as well. Please explore our biking books for Northern NY and Central and Northeastern Florida at:
Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, June 5, 2009

Kayaking Blue Springs

Just got this photo in from Susan Young of my friends Betty Jo and Bobbie in their first kayaking excursion this past week. Although reports are that they were somewhat tentative; they survived and may actually try it again. :-) Who knows, they might actually learn to thoroughly enjoy it like so many of our friends.
Stay cool,