Category Archives: Florida

Amtrak Auto Train, Arrive FL

It was dark when we finished our dinner last night so we couldn’t see much outside. I hear the most scenic part of the Auto Train trip happens in the dark. After dinner we returned to our room and I … Continue reading

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Amtrak Auto Train, Arrive VA

It’s too bad most of our trip on the Auto Train was in the dark. Neither of us slept very well last night and looking out the window to watch the scenery pass was useless. Even though the beds were … Continue reading

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Amtrak Auto Train, Depart FL

This is an overnight non-stop trip. The train leaves Sanford, Florida, at 4:00PM and should arrive in Lorton, Virginia, 855 miles later, around 9:00AM tomorrow. We were told to be there no later than 2:00 to allow time to get … Continue reading

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Amtrak Auto Train!

That’s right, we’re taking the Amtrak Auto Train! Yes, we are a bit nuts. Who leaves Florida (The Sunshine State) to go north into where record-breaking Winter Storm Jonah just dumped all it’s fury? We do. It will be fine. … Continue reading

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Homosassa Springs

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park It was cold this morning, it very nearly froze last night. And the forecast for tonight is to get as low as 29 degrees, so it WILL freeze. Once it warmed up a … Continue reading

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Webster Flea Market

The Webster Flea Market is only a few miles from where we are staying. It is open only on Mondays. Today is Monday so we had to hit it. This place is huge! There are about 300 indoor vendors as … Continue reading

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Florida RV Supershow

This was the first day of the 13th annual Florida RV Supershow at the Florida State Fairgrounds at Tampa. It showcases the new 2016 models of all kinds of recreational vehicles.  We figured today might be the best day to … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park

It very nearly froze last night. And then the sun came out today. Nice to see it. Although it stayed cool all day long.   We went for a walk in the RV park and looked for those Sandhill Cranes … Continue reading

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Move to Sumter Oaks

Yesterday we drove out to Grand Oaks Resort & Carriage Museum. This is a huge equine facility with special events, competitions, weddings & banquets, RV park, cabins, horse stalls, riding trails, a lot more. We came to see the Grand … Continue reading

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A Greenway Hike

In the 1960’s the state began building a deep water canal across central Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Johns River which would allow ships and barges to get to the Atlantic Ocean without having to go … Continue reading

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Glass Bottom Boat

It was another gloomy morning, 100% humidity. At least it was not in the 80’s, rather a more comfortable 60-something. We waited until almost noon before we went to see Silver Springs State Park. By then a little sunshine was … Continue reading

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Silver Springs FL

As much as we loved Manatee State Park and watching the Manatee there I have a hard time living without decent TV signal, internet, and cell phone service. We couldn’t extend our stay any longer anyway because they did not … Continue reading

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Manatee Springs State Park FL

We have a 3-night stay at Manatee Springs State Park here in Florida. This is one of my favorite parks and is our third visit here. I get no internet signal here at all, and just one bar of cellular … Continue reading

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Falling Waters State Park, FL

We left Big Lagoon State Park by Pensacola FL this morning and headed east on I-10 through the Florida panhandle about 130 miles. We arrived at Falling Waters State Park after noon. There are only 24 campsites in the campground … Continue reading

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New Years Eve

It’s been raining a lot lately and flood warnings are all over the place. The temperature has dropped about 20 degrees and the humidity is in a more comfortable range. And no rain today! We met Lois and Klea for … Continue reading

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After the Storms

Storms passed through yesterday, some severe. But we are ok. There were tornado warnings out in the morning. Being in a camper is never a good idea when that happens so we went to nearby Walmart and did a little … Continue reading

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Worship on the Water

Yes! a Bar Church! Seriously. Located on the beach at the border of Florida and Alabama is the Flora-Bama Lounge, Package, & Oyster Bar, a unique place in itself, but on Sunday worshipers gather in a big tent by the … Continue reading

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Fish and Fun

Joe Patti’s is a Pensacola Florida destination not to be missed. If you are looking for fresh local seafood to take home and cook yourself this is the place. They have everything here, if it swims they have it. Lois … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 2015

Merry Christmas to everyone, and to our family in the northern states of Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Connecticut.  Friends Lois and Klea invited us to join them for Christmas dinner. It was a fun day. It’s still very warm and … Continue reading

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A Walk on the Beach

It’s been raining. There were tornado warnings out this morning near us, but missed us! We just had some warm and humid and windy weather. A good time to do something indoors. So this morning we picked up Lois and … Continue reading

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