Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Home of Winter the Dolphin – Clearwater, Florida – 4/30/2012

If you have seen the movie Dolphin Tale, you will recognize the Clearwater Marine Aquarium as the home of Winter…

Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure Museum, Movie Props, and Filming Locations – Clearwater, Florida – 4/30/2012

Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure is a brand new, state-of-the-art facility displaying props and story boards from the film, Dolphin Tale….

Everything Else! Random Shots on Cedar Key Beach Album Four – Cedar Key, Florida – 05/07/2021

Along the natural beaches of Cedar Key, Florida, you can experience an abundance of marine animals in their natural Gulf…

Shells! Cedar Key Beach Album Two – Cedar Key, Florida – 05/07/2021

Cedar Key is a quaint, but spirited, old fishing village nestled in a series of islands of the northwestern Gulf…

Starfish! Cedar Key Beach Album One – Cedar Key, Florida – 05/07/2021

We spent a lovely evening exploring Cedar Key, Florida. Cedar Key is a quaint, but spirited, old fishing village nestled…

Fun with Florida Lizards! Hanging with the Brown Anoles – Ocala, Florida – 05/07/2021

We spent the day in Ocala, Florida, visiting with Grandpa Ken, sitting on the porch, watching the brown anoles lounge…

Celebrating Grandpa Ken’s 91st Birthday with a Florida-Style Cook Out in the Garden – Ocala, Florida – 05/07/2021

It’s definitely been a challenge over the course of the last year to spend time safely with family. But, the…

Showcase of Citrus Album Six: Giant Monster Truck Super Swamp Safari! – Clermont, Florida – 05/06/2021

Climb aboard a behemoth open-air monster truck for a birds-eye view of orange groves, blueberry bushes, farms, fields, swamplands, and…

Showcase of Citrus Album Four: Farm Animal Feeding Fun! – Clermont, Florida – 05/06/2021

Showcase of Citrus boasts a farm full of fun faces! On your way to the orange groves, or when you…

Showcase of Citrus Album Three: Shopping in the Old Country Store! Local Honey, Toys, Gifts, Soaps, Drinks, All Things Citrus, and MORE! – Clermont, Florida – 05/06/2021

Be sure to spend some time checking out the wares in the Showcase of Citrus Old Country Store! They offer…

Showcase of Citrus Album Two: Two Rounds of Orange Creamsicles, Frozen Lemonade, and Orange Cold Brew Coffee on Tap! – Clermont, Florida – 05/06/2021

It may be hot in Florida, but Showcase of Citrus will keep you oh-so-deliciously cool! Two Rounds of World Famous…

Showcase of Citrus Album One: Fun Abounds All Around! – Clermont, Florida – 05/06/2021

When in Central Florida, we all think of the theme parks. But, honestly, I HIGHLY recommend getting off the beaten…

Animal Tracks of Florida’s Wildlife Exhibit at the I-75 Welcome Center – Jennings, Florida – 05/05/2021

Sometimes you can find educational things in the most unlikely of places! Make a pit stop to use the facilities…

Florida State Capitol Building – Tallahassee, Florida – 12/14/2017

Hard to believe it’s December with such beautiful skies! But, we were absolutely grateful for the gorgeous weather while exploring…

Jump Splashing in the Gulf of Mexico – Gulf Breeze, Florida – 09/19/2017

After a fun day in Pensacola, we decided to get in a little beach time. Sun, sand, and a little…

National Naval Aviation Museum – Pensacola, Florida – 09/19/2017

If you’re ever in the Pensacola, Florida area, you’ll definitely want to check out the schedule for the Blue Angels….

Z Taco at al Fresco – Pensacola, Florida – 09/16/2017

Trillian and I took a Mommy-Daughter Day Out this afternoon and headed into Pensacola, Florida for lunch, shopping, and a…

Junior Rangering on the Dry Tortugas – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/13/2011

Earning a Junior Ranger Badge in the Dry Tortugas was not only an honor because of its uniquely remote location,…

A Few Random Day Three Shots – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/13/2011

After three days on a remote island in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, 70 miles from civilization, my…

Day Two in the Dry Tortugas – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/12/2011

We’ll just group most of Day Two’s Adventures into one post for now, but I might come back later and…

Gone Fishin'! – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/12/2011

Spending our days frolicking in the clear waters and exploring the marinelife was definitely the collectively preferred way to enjoy…

Waking Up in Paradise! – Day Break on the Dry Tortugas – Dry Tortugas National Park- Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/12/2011

Our first night of camping in the books, as we wake to our own peaceful solitude; with calm waters and…

…The Full Moon Shall Rise – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

When all the elements align, you know you are experiencing MAGIC! On top of everything else, the full moon over…

As the Sun Sets in Paradise… – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

Such glorious sunsets in this perfect paradise. Where the sun melts into the Gulf Water Horizon… We find joy. Togetherness….

Camping on the Dry Tortugas – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

Ahhh… A trip to the Dry Tortugas was one of THE top things on my Bucket List for many years…

Snorkeling in the Dry Tortugas – Dry Tortugas National Park, Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

Snorkeling in these perfect, warm, crystalline waters was an experience like no other! The kids had a blast splashing, playing,…

Yankee Freedom Ferry Ride to Fort Jefferson – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

Exploring the Dry Tortugas National Park spent many years in one of the highest spots on my Bucket List! And…

Key Deer – Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge – Big Pine Key, Florida – 09/09/2011

Although Key Deer live on about 25 different islands in the Florida Keys, they are most heavily concentrated in Big…

Night Sounds of the Swamp – Everglades National Park – Homestead, Florida – 09/03/2011

As the sun begins to lower in the sky, the swamps come alive! Frogs, insects, birds… And who knows what…

Sunset in the Swamp – Everglades National Park – Homestead, Florida – 09/03/2011

Gorgeous skies, from pinks and purples, to deep blues, and ultimately blacks… Storm clouds and lightning bolts… And stars… Oh,…

Manatees in Flamingo – Everglades National Park – Flamingo, Florida – 09/03/2011

Flamingo is the Southern Terminus for the Everglades National Park. In the bays surrounding the Southernmost tip of the Florida…

A Day in the Everglades – Everglades National Park – Homestead, Florida – 09/03/2011

The Everglades National Park boasts an unimaginable quantity of wildlife! Turkey vultures, black vultures, birds of prey, shore birds, song…

Earning The South Florida Junior Ranger Trifecta – Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center at Everglades National Park – Homestead, Florida – 09/03/2011

If you complete Junior Ranger Badge Programs at Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, and Everglades National Park, you…

Biscayne National Park Junior Rangers – Biscayne National Park – Homestead, Florida – 09/03/2011

Biscayne National Park was #2 out of 3 on our South Florida Trifecta Mission! We had a lot of fun…

Hiking the Trails of Biscayne National Park – Dante Fascell Visitor Center at Biscayne National Park – Homestead, Florida – 09/03/2011

While the bulk of resources protected by Biscayne National Park do take a boat to appreciate, such as coral reefs,…

Junior Rangering at Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center – Big Cypress National Preserve – Ochopee, Florida – 09/02/2011

The first park for the South Florida Junior Ranger Trifecta… Big Cypress National Preserve in Ochopee, Florida and beyond. This…

Sea World: Blue Horizons – Orlando, Florida – 03/20/2011

Cirque style avian acrobatics team up with the strength and grace of gorgeous marine mammals and their trainers in this…

Hangin’ with Grandma and Grandpa – Oviedo, Florida – 01/19/2010

Hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa down in Florida! Click on any photo for gift ideas for the Grandparents in…

Haven Lake – Oviedo, Florida – 01/19/2010

Haven Lake in Oviedo, Florida is a private community lake, but we got to experience tons of Florida wildlife just…

Canaveral National Seashore – Titusville, Florida – 01/18/2010

Canaveral National Seashore is, hands down, our favorite Florida Atlantic Coast Beach. Anytime someone asks for a recommendation, this is…

Cruickshank Trail on the Blackpoint Wildlife Drive – Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge – Titusville, Florida – 1/18/2010

We spent the day hiking with good friends on the Cruikshank Trail along the Blackpoint Wildlife Drive! We saw thousands…

Blackpoint Wildlife Trail – Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge – Titusville, Florida – 01/18/2010

Click on any photo to learn more about Florida Coastal Birds and Wildlife! You can see so many different species…

Titusville Municipal Marina – Titusville, Florida – 01/18/2010