The many trees at the St Augustine lighthouse

Every year, the volunteers and emoyees at St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum decorate the grounds beautifully for the holidays. They have a special nautical themed tree that people from all over send in or drop off ornaments to decorate. This year, yours truly made 2 that were on the tree. I tried to find theContinue reading “The many trees at the St Augustine lighthouse”

Washington Gardens State Park

One of our “resolutions” for 2020 is to go to a different park every Sunday. One such park is Washington Gardens State Park in Flagler County, FL. This is a beautiful State Park that costs just $5 per vehicle to enter. It’s no secret that Florida has warmer temperatures in the winter, but it’s stillContinue reading “Washington Gardens State Park”

Helen Mellon Schmidt Park

This park is off the beaten path. It’s behind a private community in St. Augustine on the intracoastal side. It’s a wonderful hidden gem. After driving down the short paved section past the private community ( not turning into the actual community), the road turns to dirt. You will see the small sign driving intoContinue reading “Helen Mellon Schmidt Park”

Lighthouse Pier

It’s been a topsy turvey year. So many things going to and many places were closed. Since hubs went on the Appalachian Trail in April, I’ve been busy working on his videos on our YouTube channel (Southeastern RV Living and Appalachian Trail Hiking), and haven’t been writing as much for the blog. Forgive me forContinue reading “Lighthouse Pier”

Intracoastal Waterway

The Intracostal Waterway is unique to Florida, traveling for some 430+ miles from Key West to the Georgia border. It’s a man made canal that allows travel between fresh water rivers and the ocean. The water level fluctuates with the tides. It’s home to an array of species, including such birds as herons and pelicans,Continue reading “Intracoastal Waterway”

Betty Steflik Preserve/Black Creek

When we think of Jacksonville, we usually think of 2 things. We either picture thee beaches, or we think about the horrible traffic downtown on I-95. But, Jacksonville has another side. Tucked away from the hustle of town or the crowds at the beach, are hidden gems. State and county parks are among these. OneContinue reading “Betty Steflik Preserve/Black Creek”

Bird Island Park and Rookery and Mickler’s Landing

A little north of Valano and Mickler’s Landing, and of all places, behind a library, is a little place called Bird Island Park. There’s a shrubbery maze shaped like a giant turtle. There’s a path around the park with a mosaic of beautiful tiles, a colorful turtle statue, and a fountain. There’s a playground andContinue reading “Bird Island Park and Rookery and Mickler’s Landing”

Days 1 and 2 on the Appalachian Trail Flip Flop

Those of you that follow us on Facebook and Instagram have seen a couple of pictures from hubby’s first 2 days in Maryland as he hikes northward on his flip flop hike. For those who are wondering what a flip flop hike is, he starts at the halfway point of the trail (Harper’s Ferry, WV)Continue reading “Days 1 and 2 on the Appalachian Trail Flip Flop”

Waterfalls in Florida?

It’s true; there really are waterfalls in the Sunshine State. Some are man made, like the Japanese gardens close to Jupiter Beach. Others are naturally occurring waterfalls. With things shut down for awhile, we haven’t been able to visit Devils Millhopper State Park, a geological marvel created by a large sinkhole. It should be openContinue reading “Waterfalls in Florida?”

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