Florida

  • For our last stay in Florida, we went north. All the way north into the panhandle and then west until we were right near the Alabama border at Florida Caverns State…

  • Saturday in the City

    by Amanda April 21, 2017

    With all the trails hiked and the river paddled, we decided to spend our final day at Hillsborough River out of the park and in the city. Tampa and St. Petersburg…

  • As we head north through Florida this spring there are many places we want to visit. Places where we can paddle around crystal clear springs and swim with manatees. Places…

  • Koreshan State Park

    by Amanda April 13, 2017

    If someone told you that the entire universe existed inside a giant hollow sphere with the sun at the center and a centrifugal force holding us in place…and oh yeah…

  • The last time we visited Florida we skipped over the Everglades and this time we were determined to remedy that situation. However, there was one tiny problem… actually, make that millions…

  • Friends From Vermont

    by Amanda March 15, 2017

    Our last visitors of the winter were three good friends from Vermont. It was such a pleasure to spend time with them and share this gorgeous place that we get…

  • Clear turquoise waters? Check. Sandy beaches? Check. Coral Reefs teeming with colorful fish? Check. A massive stone fort and fascinating history? Check and check! This chain of islands off the coast of…

  • Family Visit Round Two

    by Amanda February 13, 2017

    For week two of visitor season, Tim’s mom Carol came to stay with us. Carol wins the award for being our most frequent family visitor. Since we’ve been on the…

  • Visitor Season Has Begun!

    by Amanda February 1, 2017

    One of the big reasons why we wanted to rent a house this winter was so we could have visitors. Living in a 25 x 8-foot metal tube really doesn’t…

  • More from the Florida Keys

    by Amanda January 24, 2017

    I promised myself that I would continue to blog once a week during our time in the Keys. It can sometimes be difficult to find the motivation when staying in…

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