While we were sad leaving Cedar Key, we were also excited to continue the exploration of Florida… moving into our final phase by exploring areas of the Florida Panhandle, which is a strip of land roughly 200 miles long and 50 to 100 miles wide, lying between Alabama on the
We stopped in Naples in southwest Florida so that we could spend some time exploring what some consider should be the fourth national park in the state… Big Cypress National Preserve, established in 1974. This 729,000-acre preserve protects the freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp — which is essential to
Our adventures in Florida continued in South Florida, with a weeklong stay at an RV park located just outside of Homestead… the perfect location for visiting the three Florida national parks — Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, and Dry Tortugas National Park — at least that was the plan!
We returned to Florida almost exactly two years since we last visited the state when Jen was attending a residency for her master’s degree. It is still hot and humid — but better than being caught in a blizzard with our travel trailer! Florida is amazingly state #44 for us;
Biscayne National Park, located in southeast Florida, is all about the water: 95 percent of the park is water, protecting and preserving Biscayne Bay and its offshore barrier reefs, as well as several of the northern Florida Keys and “transitional” islands. Biscayne National Park is the 44th national park on
Imagine a vista of grass and water, with a few small tree islands sprinkled about the horizon, for as far as the eyes can see… filled with waterfowl like Anhingas and Egrets as well as alligators and turtles… and you have an idea of the everglades. Florida has three national
We are now officially South Dakota residents… and will be for the next few years while we travel the country. Why South Dakota residents? Read on. If you are planning an extended trip or full-time living in your RV, you need to have a permanent residence (including a street address;