Category: Florida

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…”

Two Nights at Jetty Park

Because of work commitments, our vacations are generally of the weekend variety. Which may or may not actually fall on a weekend, by the way. In our most recent getaway, we had occasion to camp for two nights at Jetty Park in Cape Canaveral.… Continue Reading “Two Nights at Jetty Park”

It’s Only Three Weeks

It’s only three weeks until we set out on another camping adventure. This time it will be Jetty Park in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The park that’s well-known for — among other things — being very, very close to where the Cruise Ships launch in… Continue Reading “It’s Only Three Weeks”

The Beauty and Serenity are still there

I read a lot of news each week. A lot. And a huge chunk of the news I consume is — as you might imagine — about Nature, outdoor fun and our environment. One story about our National Parks broke this week and I… Continue Reading “The Beauty and Serenity are still there”