A Florida Throwback: DuPuis Wildlife Management Area

In our travels through Florida we made sure to include a stop at DuPuis Wildlife Management Area, an excellent spot near Lake Okeechobee from which to explore a rural, historic Florida environment. Prior to acquisition by the water management district this land was originally used for cattle ranching, and most of the 21,875 acres in … Read more A Florida Throwback: DuPuis Wildlife Management Area

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

Digging the Island Vibes on St. George Island

After our beach-intensive stop in Pensacola, we headed further east, skimming the southern edge of Florida’s panhandle along scenic Highway 98. We had not previously visited very much of the panhandle and it was fascinating to see the variety of different communities strung along the lovely coastline. The panhandle beachfront has everything from modest little … Read more Digging the Island Vibes on St. George Island

Dashing Into Florida to Visit Pensacola

After our Houston stay we were determined to get to Florida as quickly as possible, so we traveled the 600 miles from Brazos Bend to our next spot in Pensacola in two consecutive days of travel. We had heard horror stories from fellow travelers about the condition of I-10 between Beaumont, TX and Baton Rouge, … Read more Dashing Into Florida to Visit Pensacola

Seeking a Cure for Beach Withdrawal at Padre Island

It is my civic duty as a blogger to inform the public about an unusual new malady that we recently discovered. Signs that you might be suffering from Beach Withdrawal Syndrome (BWS): You giggle with glee when you realize you have tracked sand all over the inside of the rig. You smile smugly when you … Read more Seeking a Cure for Beach Withdrawal at Padre Island