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?”

Nombre De Dios (Our Lady of La Leche) Mission

During this trying time for everyone, come along with us on a short little day trip. We are traveling less these days, and our plans have changed. The AT hike is on hold, and our weekend trips to parks have been shut down. To all who are full-timers, we sincerely hope that you are luckyContinue reading “Nombre De Dios (Our Lady of La Leche) Mission”

Marineland at Christmas

Forgive us for not blogging in a little while. We have been traveling and working on our YouTube channel. Feel free to go check it out and subscribe. We wanted to do something fun for Christmas eve, so we got tickets for general admission to Marineland Dolphin Adventure. At $22 a ticket, some might thinkContinue reading “Marineland at Christmas”

Florida Water Tour, Nights of Lights

We celebrate the holidays a little different in Florida. No snow, no freezing cold weather, just lots of fun in the sun and in the moon light too, as you will see here. It was the perfect night for a boat tour. The weather was nice, but for those who are still a tad bitContinue reading “Florida Water Tour, Nights of Lights”

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