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We just got back from staying three nights at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo. What a fun time we had! John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park has a lot offer those who are camping there (or stopping in for the day). They have two short nature... Read more →


This week, we were camping in the Florida Keys. While staying in Key Largo, at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, we decided to check out the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary, which is only minutes down the road. There is no official fee to tour the wild bird sanctuary,... Read more →


Around 4.5 years ago, when I was in the Florida Master Naturalist program, our class spent the day at Clearwater Lake Recreation Area. It is a beautiful place, where people can go camping (although there are no hook ups, there is potable water and restrooms), hiking, kayaking, and more. I... Read more →


What a wonderful afternoon! Over a year ago, I read the book "Grandma Gatewood's Walk," about Emma Gatewood. She's a hiking legend, who has thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail three times by herself (the first time being at the young age of 67). She did it with minimal supplies and no... Read more →


Yesterday, we decided to check out Lithia Springs, located in the Tampa area. A second magnitude spring, Lithia releases around 6.4 million gallons of water per day. Lithia Springs is a county park, with the fee being $2 per vehicle, and $2 per person. It was $10 for our family... Read more →