A Short Sojourn at Three Rivers State Park

It was unbelievably hot, it was incredibly humid, and it rained a lot. We really enjoyed it. Diligent readers will know that we made the decision the remain in the Florida panhandle for the remainder of 2020, giving up on the dream of spending the summer at the Great Lakes in order to minimize our … Read more A Short Sojourn at Three Rivers State Park

Blue Spring State Park: Life in the Time of COVID

As news about the spread of COVID-19 became increasingly concerning, Blue Spring State Park was an excellent place to keep abreast of the latest developments (with good internet and over the air TV) while practicing social distancing by spending most of our time hiking and kayaking. At least it was a good spot, until the … Read more Blue Spring State Park: Life in the Time of COVID

Old Home Week in Jupiter, FL

We lived in northern Palm Beach County (separately and together) for decades. I grew up in Martin County, which is immediately north of Palm Beach County. Over the course of those years we have visited All. The. Places. whether on our own or while hosting visitors from out of town. The area is full of … Read more Old Home Week in Jupiter, FL

Real Florida Adventures in Sebring

Our relocation from the Tampa Bay area to the historic inland town of Sebring was a mere 65 miles, but that was plenty of opportunity for Google Maps to attempt to kill us yet again. We’ve had far too much experience with Google Maps encouraging us to take tiny back roads to cut a corner … Read more Real Florida Adventures in Sebring

Cigars, Surrealism, and Socializing in Tampa Bay

After a glorious stretch of camping at the beach in two places along Florida’s Panhandle, it was time for us to start heading down the peninsula to the Tampa Bay area. Unlike the Panhandle, which was mostly new to us, Tampa Bay is familiar. My aunts, uncles, and cousins have lived in the area for … Read more Cigars, Surrealism, and Socializing in Tampa Bay