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Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

This wildlife drive meanders along the marshes of Lake Apopka near Orlando. It is a 11 mile one-way drive that gives one a unique opportunity to see and experience the wildlife in its natural habitat. It is managed by the … Continue reading

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Wekiwa Springs State Park

We spent a lovely few days at Wekiwa Springs State Park. This Park is just 16 miles from downtown Orlando but it feels like 100 miles away…until you drive out of the gate and get into the traffic! It is … Continue reading

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Silver Springs State Park

We took a trip to Silver Springs State Park with Lois and our kayaks. Out friends Lee and Gordon had suggested that we should be sure to take the kayak loop tour. The park was one of the original Florida … Continue reading

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Ocala National Forest

The next stop on the caravan’s adventure was Ocala National Forest and we camped at Salt Springs Recreation Area. We think this park is a Florida gem. There are four crystal clear springs in the forest. They are Juniper Springs, … Continue reading

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Crooked River State Park

Continuing south on I-95 we made reservations to camp at Crooked River State Park near St. Mary’s, Georgia. This 500 acre park sits on a bluff overlooking the Crooked River. The river is a tidal river and offers both fresh … Continue reading

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Wild Horses of Corolla

One of the highlights of our trip to the Outer Banks was a 2 hour tour to see the Spanish mustangs with Wild Horse Adventure Tour company. The tour was on a 13 passenger open air 4 wheel drive 1996 … Continue reading

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Outer Banks Fun

There are 5 lighthouses in the Outer Banks. We were lucky enough to visit 3 of them. Here are some views of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse: We stopped by Bodie Lighthouse around sunset one night. On our trip to Corolla, … Continue reading

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A Week in the Outer Banks

Our 1st destination on our trip south was the Outer Banks. We met at a rest stop on I 79 to start our caravan. The plan was to drive under 300 miles a day so it took 3 days to … Continue reading

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Can’t wait to get back on the road again.

It has been one year, nine months since we have traveled anywhere, but who’s counting. In that time we have lost Kathy’s brother and said our goodbyes to Heidi, our beloved pet and wonderful travel companion. We have been homebound … Continue reading

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Beaches & Bikes – Holiday FL

We stayed at a campground in Holiday, FL for a couple of weeks. Holiday is between St. Petersburg and Tampa and less than 10 miles from the Gulf coast. Every morning we took Heidi for a stroll to the small … Continue reading

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