Category: Florida

What should a camping space feel like?

Last month I had a chance to pitch my tent in another one of our Florida State Parks. That would be Colt Creek State Park a little north of Lakeland, Florida. Lakeland is where I’m living these days and Colt Creek is by far… Continue Reading “What should a camping space feel like?”

One small way to help our oceans

I got my license plate today for my “new” used car. I’ve gotten quite a few specialty tags here in Florida in years past, they’re pretty common. I’m quite pleased with this new one. I’ve wanted for years to get a specialized plate that… Continue Reading “One small way to help our oceans”

The Storm has passed

Hurricane Ian has come and gone and I’ve been thinking about the effects on so many others here in Florida. It’s all very sobering. Sobering and sad. The effects for me and loved ones in the State were minimal. Because so many of us… Continue Reading “The Storm has passed”

Hurricane Ian is Coming

I know you’re almost certainly aware that Hurricane Ian is bearing down on the Sunshine State as I write this. It’s a very big deal. I’m posting about it now because I think the majority of friends who follow this blog are in or… Continue Reading “Hurricane Ian is Coming”

A Beautiful, Windy Beach Trip

Two weeks ago we were sitting around, trying to remember how long it had been since our last beach trip. It had been a while. So we fixed it. We loaded up the car and headed to Cocoa Beach, our favorite site for a… Continue Reading “A Beautiful, Windy Beach Trip”

Had a Fabulous Time at LKSP

Lake Kissimmee State Park is about ten miles outside of Lake Wales, Florida. It’s a spot we always enjoy when we have a chance to get out there again. About two weeks ago we made it out again for 3 days/2 nights of camping… Continue Reading “Had a Fabulous Time at LKSP”

Summer’s Officially Here

I wrote officially there in the title of this piece because it’s been feeling very summer-y for quite a long while here in Central Florida. I’d be willing to bet that you’ve noticed the same thing wherever you are. The Planet is most definitely… Continue Reading “Summer’s Officially Here”

Return to Lake Louisa

It was last week when I had another chance to pitch my tent at Florida’s Lake Louisa State Park. I had a blast. My girlfriend and I had camped there twice before and we’ve made three day visits there to take advantage of the… Continue Reading “Return to Lake Louisa”

The Silver Springs Monkeys and Monkey Day

Many Floridians have heard the story about how the area around what is now Silver Springs State Park here in Florida is practically overrun with Monkeys. They were brought in to be bit players in a 1930’s Tarzan Movie — so the story goes… Continue Reading “The Silver Springs Monkeys and Monkey Day”

August 30th is here, and…

…and it’s National Beach Day! Happy to say that I’m heading out in a few hours to get in on the party! If you’re anywhere near the coast–any coast–I hope you’ll get some sand in your shoes today. That’s my plan exactly! Just threw… Continue Reading “August 30th is here, and…”