Hey lydiamann592, last night i tried something else and it kinda worked.
this is what i did: i created a map in maps.google.com, downloaded the kml, opened in the editor and deleted all the <Style id = "StyleN"> and added instead
<Style id = "anotherStyle">
at the begining, right after:
(it's the google maps airport icon)
and then, i added
to each Placemark, in my case it looked like:
<name>Day 11 - Mile 167 </name>
<atom:link href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30071120@N02/8010497184/" rel="related"/>
<description><![CDATA[<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/30071120@N02/" target="_blank">mmaga</a> posted a photo:</p>
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30071120@N02/8010497184/" title="Day 11 - Mile 167 - Waterfalls after a Monsoon at National Canyon" target="_blank"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8181/8010497184_86e2d8420a_m.jpg" width="240" height="159" alt="Day 11 - Mile 167 - Waterfalls after a Monsoon at National Canyon"></a></p>]]></description>
let me know if it works for you. It's not the most efficient way... but at least i could see the placemarks!
I'd like to know if there is another thing we can try... Maybe alexanderzagniotov can help us? I loved the plugin and I hope we can find a work around to be able to use it!