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Date Visited: 12/09/2020 - 12/12/2020 We saw a top-secret missile base, car eating vultures, a horde of tree snails, the largest soft-shelled turtle we’ve ever seen and a whole lot of beautiful scenery during our three days stay at the Everglades National Park. We chose to visit Everglades during the winter while the temperatures were... Continue Reading →
Date Visited: 12/09/2020 & 12/17/2021 As we left Jonathan Dickinson State Park in 2020, we had one more place we wanted to stop on our way to the Everglades National Park. Running along the east coast of Florida is Anastasia Limestone formation. We witnessed a small portion of this limestone outcropping during our trip to... Continue Reading →
As promised when we wrote the article about this state park, our follow up video has finally been posted to YouTube. You can watch it below. https://youtu.be/zE6toGbYvAI
Since writing the article about Faver-Dykes State Park, we've returned to the park for a weekend getaway and taken the opportunity to film a little video about that trip. You can watch it below or on our YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/bx3Ps2H_BJA This was the first video filmed with our new camera equipment. We realized soon enough... Continue Reading →
We feel like we aren't connecting 😦 I know this is in part because: 1) The content we provide is widely available. 2) We don't do a lot of social media marketing. We don't FACEBOOK (not now/not ever); we don't get into twitter arguments or post mean tweets; and since we travel at times, we... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/mHb3s37ceas King is 13 a year old Groenendael Malinois, but you wouldn't know it by the way he acts. As with all Mals, he forever thinks he is two.
Date Visited: 12/07/2020 Once home to the hunter-gatherer tribes of the Tequesta, Jobe, Ais, and Jaega, this 1091 acre Federally Endangered Florida sand pine scrub is home to a number of federally listed plants and animals. Established September 30, 1969, this refuge system is actually divided into two parts that are split by the Indian... Continue Reading →
Just a few weeks left until National Pi Day! If you are like me and love to memorize things, (especially long chains of numbers) Pi Day is the one day out of the year where you can recite your digits without having everyone look at you in that "This one has a screw loose" kind... Continue Reading →
The Beginning of our Next Road Trip: Destination Everglades National Park After spending several months day-tripping and exploring some of Florida's great state parks, we were ready to see what else the National Park System had to offer, and we really wanted to spend a week or so camping. With that virus thing still in... Continue Reading →
Date Visited: 1/13/2020 In the Florida panhandle where the Wakulla and St. Marks River meets, sits a National Landmark called San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park. For over 500 years, from the Spanish period through the civil war, this was a strategic landmark. In 1679 the first wooden fort was built. It housed 45... Continue Reading →
Date Visited: 1/12/2020 Opened in 1940 as one of the original nine state parks in the Florida Park Service, O'Leno (Old Leno), is a beautiful and peaceful place to stay. With 20 miles of hiking, biking, equestrian trails within the 6000 acres that encompass O'leno (and its sister park the River Rise Preserve State Park),... Continue Reading →
Date Visited: 1/12/2020 I love big trees! Maybe it is the kid in me, or the desire to live like Robinson Crusoe in a treehouse atop a giant tree on a deserted isle, but when I discover a new one I haven't visited before and get the chance to go see one of these monsters... Continue Reading →
Date Visited: 1/12/2020 Okay, we all know I'm a little overweight, out of shape, over 50 and have an ongoing battle with heart-disease and diabetes, so I almost talked myself out of visiting this state park because I knew there were a number of stairs I'd have to ascend after descending to see the sink... Continue Reading →
Date Visited: 1/6/2020 For hundreds of years, Blue Spring and the surrounding area provided food, clothing, shelter and the materials needed to fabricate tools and weapons to the Timucuan Indians. Later European settlers and pioneers began moving into the area and by the mid-1800s, most of the Indians had been killed or driven from the area.... Continue Reading →
Date Visited: 12/31/2019 Standing as the focal point in this 5600-acre state park is one of the largest Live Oak trees in the South. The Fairchild oak is estimated to be between 400-600 years old and is a member of one of the largest remaining stands of Southern Live Oak forest along Florida's East Coast.... Continue Reading →