Wekiva Falls: Nature in Orlando’s North

Where is a great weekend getaway in Florida? We were looking for something fun and different to do but only had a weekend to do it so we thought of WHAT we wanted to do and went from there.  A friend had visited Cactus Jack's Trail Rides at Rock Springs Run Trail in Sorrento, Florida … Continue reading Wekiva Falls: Nature in Orlando’s North

Camping at Fort Desoto Park, St Petersburg, Florida

Fort Desoto Park, St. Petersburg, Florida I almost hesitate to write about this or include photographs.  It is in my adopted hometown, a place I've lived for the past thirty years for the most part.   There is so much to like about Fort Desoto Park- which is partly why its beaches are constantly ranked some … Continue reading Camping at Fort Desoto Park, St Petersburg, Florida

Kayaking through nature in urban St. Petersburg, Florida

Weedon Island Reserve - St. Petersburg Weedon Island Preserve, as it is called, is a natural reserve of over 3,000 acres of mostly marine ecosystems though there are also trails and boardwalks.  We opted for kayaking on a very pleasant day in December as we had long time friends from France visiting who wanted to … Continue reading Kayaking through nature in urban St. Petersburg, Florida