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

Getting Winter Camping Reservations in Florida State Parks

During our first week just north of Palm Beach County we have had our teeth, eyes, and other body parts examined closely but I have no interest in sharing that experience with the world. Instead I thought I would write about how we came to secure the site we occupied this week at the very … Read more Getting Winter Camping Reservations in Florida State Parks

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