Tag Archives: transportation

Thorntons Gas & Service Stations 1351 34th St N Saint Petersburg, FL 33713

Gassed up here this morning for the first time. New offering along the 34th Street corridor in what was the Tampa Bay Times parking lot.

Lowest gas price in town. Simple yet elegant storefront, and plenty of food options inside. Cleanest rest room in town probably. Had never seen this oil company before, but it all looks A-OK. The St Petersburg construction boom continues

Warbird Air Museum and Adventure at Kissimmee Gateway Airport

Enjoyed a visit to Warbird Air Museum It’s at Kissimmee Gateway Airport. Their hangar is so packed with aircraft, their engines plus assorted exhibits that you have to squeeze between wing-tips to get around.

Excellent detailed Pearl Harbor exhibit, including photos taken by Japanese pilots. Two large rectangular glass-top cases housing small models of WWII aircraft.

Real aircraft include two Polish Iskra jet trainers, a dissassembled Russian MIG-17, An excellent restored P-40 Warhawk of Flying Tigers fame. Partially assembled F-4U Corsair USNavy WWII fighter. Outside is a French Fouga jet trainer plus their biggest, a Grumman S-2 Tracker, a twin-prop USNavy recon plane from the 60s. List not complete.

Pilot uniforms and aircraft instruments also on display.

T-6 WWII trainers available for those seeking the flying warbird experience, one was partially disassembled within the hangar, another one ready to fly outside and another was flying overhead.

Take US 192 ( Irlo Bronson Parkway ) to Hoagland and go south. Enjoyed my visit.

Parkway Inn 777 Curtiss Pkwy Miami Springs, FL 33166

An oldie but goodie along the NW 36 St hotel row on Miami International Airport’s north side. Spent Christmas weekend here, uneventful and quiet. No problems from pleasant staff during check-in and check-out.

Was in room 201 facing sidewalk and under staircase, even there noise was minimal. Microwave and mini-fridge included in large clean room. A delight parking behind hotel. Daily maid service even on Christmas day, that was unexpected.

Walkable Miami Springs neighborhood behind hotel is nice and quiet older area, golf course about two blocks from hotel. One bus line and several eateries along NW 36th Street. Burger King, a lounge, gas station and a laundromat directly across from Parkway Inn. WiFi worked fine.