Category: Outdoor/Camping

Black Cat Boss

I don’t know this ebony cat’s name but I do know he’s the Top Cat at Gemini Springs Park. This not-so-well-known park is beautiful. You can find it in Volusia County, just inside the town limits of Debary. That’s about 20 minutes or so… Continue Reading “Black Cat Boss”

Deer and Springs at Kelly Park

We had occasion to camp at Kelly Park in Orange County (Florida) not very long ago and had a terrific time. We were stunned at how tame the deer were. They came around–and in considerable numbers–every evening and night. Having said that, I must… Continue Reading “Deer and Springs at Kelly Park”

Another Camping reservation

We do have another camping reservation coming up in about ten days. I am off today on this fine Labor Day and my thoughts are turning to hiking trails and propane-fired camp stoves as I get ready to fire up our grill here at… Continue Reading “Another Camping reservation”

Time to go visit your Mother

Joan and I spent two lovely days at Trimble Park back in January. It’s one of our favorite camping spots in Central Florida. It was about two months before so many things–including parks and outdoor venues of many kinds–began to close down because of… Continue Reading “Time to go visit your Mother”

National Camera Day

Photography is a very big deal to me and today is a day I wanted to get a photo or two up on the blog. It’s true that there’s not a lot left of this auspicious day, but here we go… We did have… Continue Reading “National Camera Day”

Strolling Down Blue Jay Way

One of the better things that have come out of the COVID-19 crisis for me is that my girlfriend and I have definitely gotten to know our neighborhood much better. We take our evening stroll about 4-5 times per week and have come to… Continue Reading “Strolling Down Blue Jay Way”

News about the Florida Park System

I am on email lists for a lot of different thing relating to outdoor stuff. I use parks in many systems and love getting the news and updates that come around pretty often. I was happy to hear two days ago that the folks… Continue Reading “News about the Florida Park System”

From the Wildlife File: a Happy Ending in Florida!

As you no doubt know, I’m a passionate environmentalist and advocate for wildlife. And because we’re in such dire straits right now as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, I was quite happy to get a bit of nature news in my… Continue Reading “From the Wildlife File: a Happy Ending in Florida!”

Return to Moss Park

A couple of months ago I spent a very pleasant part of a winter’s day at Moss Park. This gem is about 4 miles from Orlando Int’l Airport and features amazing scenery and camping, among other things. I always love making a trip and… Continue Reading “Return to Moss Park”

Coronavirus, the risks of comparison and a Silver Lining

It’s natural that when we have a new threat–talking about the Coronavirus–that we compare it to something we already know about. But the Coronavirus is very different from the flu that we’re all very familiar with. Different in several important ways. This article will… Continue Reading “Coronavirus, the risks of comparison and a Silver Lining”