Everglades National Park

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 →

Blowing Rocks Preserve

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 →

Jonathan Dickinson State Park: Florida

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 →

New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins

Date Visited: 5/7/2019 In past post I've mentioned that my perspective has changed as I get older. For instance, our next daytrip took us to a place I've visited many times as a child on both field trips and family outings. During those long lost years I was more fascinated by the rocks and the... Continue Reading →

Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area

Date Visited: 1/7/2019 We spent the final day of our short winter trip hiking the two trails at Silver Glen Springs. The Spring Silver Glen Springs is another of Florida's first magnitude springs pumping on average 65 millions gallons of water from two main caverns that lie below the surface of a 200 x 175'... Continue Reading →

Alexander Springs: Not Just a Swimming Hole

Date Visited: 12/2/2018 Having suffered through two miserable nights of noise and rude neighbors we pulled stakes at Clearwater Lake Campground and headed for the campground at Alexander Springs. The Alexander Springs Recreation Area is well known for its first-magnitude springs by local residents and central Floridians. Pumping out 70 - 80 million gallons of... Continue Reading →

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