ESCAPING THE FLATWOODS It had rained the day before and predicted scattered showers for this day. We had a friend who was local to the area guiding us around. She had an itenerary planned. She met us at our campsite and from right there the adventure began.     The first two waterfalls were at … Continue reading CHASING WATERFALLS


HE SAID A LOT, BUT WE CAN'T REPEAT IT ALL! Most people imagine Florida as a beach paradise with palm trees, waves crashing, surf boards and perfectly tanned bodies.   That may be so along certain areas of the coast, but the majority of the inland areas, especially north Florida is rich in farm land, public forests and … Continue reading 4 THINGS TO LEARN FROM A COWBOY

Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Outdoorsy Mom

MOTHER'S DAY IDEAS If you have a Mom that loves the outdoors, but not sure what to get her than you are in luck!  Great advise from RegisterCouple. In case my kids are reading this, one of you already bought me a hammock. Much love to all Mothers!  Ours, our grandsons Mom and to all … Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Outdoorsy Mom


NATURE'S SIMPLE THINGS OFTEN GO UNNOTICED How observant are you when you venture outside?  Do you notice the simple things?  We didn't always notice or appreciate them.  There are still times when we are hiking that we are trying to get to a certain point at a certain time and we hike straight ahead and hardly … Continue reading SIMPLE THINGS


CAN A TRAIL OR NATURAL AREA HAVE TOO MANY SIGNS? Do you find signs along a nature trail, to be as intended, informational and educational or do you find them distracting?  Do too many signs take away from the natural setting? How many signs are enough?  How many are just too much? I recently hiked a nature … Continue reading TOO MANY SIGNS?