Tag: 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”

A Quick Look Back Over Some…

I did want to take a quick look back over some of the outdoor fun I had this year. Although I would have loved to have had even more outdoor fun, I had plenty of it in 2019. Less than I’d like but undoubtedly… Continue Reading “A Quick Look Back Over Some…”

Dorian is coming, we’re getting ready

Hurricane Dorian is a fierce storm. I thought using the camp stove for our morning coffee would be a wise thing to do. So I set it up on the pool deck and we enjoyed a really tasty and robust cup o’ Joe this… Continue Reading “Dorian is coming, we’re getting ready”

Just As Beautiful As Ever

I did, indeed, make it back to Trimble Park near Mt Dora, Florida this week. I had a reservation for this last Monday and Tuesday. I arrived just at the 2 PM check-in time and had camp set up within an hour or so.… Continue Reading “Just As Beautiful As Ever”

Returning to Trimble Park

I made a camping reservation today to get back to one of my favorite spots to camp in all of Florida. I’m referring to Trimble Park, right were Orange and Lake counties meet. I’ve camped there three times and am delighted to be heading… Continue Reading “Returning to Trimble Park”

Ben’s Gear on the Camping Trail

If you’ve taken a look around here on my blog, you know I love to camp. Some folks are into backpacking and carry everything they need on the camping trail on their backs. I’m going to try that one day. Some folks are into… Continue Reading “Ben’s Gear on the Camping Trail”

Fighting Funny Food Phobias

Some of you may know that I spent a huge chunk of my working life as a server. At Disney, and many other places. Some well-known chains, some Mom-and-Pops, a pretty good cross section of restaurants. And that’s one reason why I enjoy doing… Continue Reading “Fighting Funny Food Phobias”