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San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve

San Pedro Under Water Archaeological Preserve State Park is situated one and a quarter miles south from Indian Key and is under 18 feet of water. This is a museum at sea and was first opened to the public in 1989, so people have been enjoying...
Viewed 2641 times since 31 December 2008.

Blue Springs River Trip

After a peaceful morning spent admiring the beauty of Blue Springs, and entranced by the slow moving and gentle manatees, it is time to board our flat bottomed boat, the MV Native II, a custom built covered tour boat. Built in 1993, this 50ft by 12ft...
Viewed 2891 times since 31 December 2008.

RAINBOW SPRINGS

Rainbow Springs is definitely one of our family favourites. It is located about two and a half miles from Dunellan. The springs that bring us so much enjoyment today have actually been used by humans for 15000 years. There are only 3 springs ...
Viewed 3617 times since 29 December 2008.

Christmas in Rotonda West.

Fancy a change from Christmas in the UK? Want to escape from crowded stores, grey skies and the cold? Why not spend a relaxing Christmas in Rotonda West close to the Gulf Coast? Your holiday starts as you arrive to a spotlessly clean house, beds all ...
Viewed 2753 times since 27 December 2008.

LOWRY PARK ZOO

Lowry Park Zoo is situated in Tampa and they are proud to say that they were recently named the number one zoo by Child magazine. This zoo is divided into several distinct areas; first we have to name that gentle sea cow the manatee. You can ...
Viewed 2656 times since 27 December 2008.

Casa Feliz

A day out in Winter Park is always rewarding but you could easily miss this little gem so I want to encourage you to take a couple of hours to tour this interesting house. Cas Feliz (Happy House) was the brainchild of James Gamble Rogers the ...
Viewed 2744 times since 27 December 2008.

Islamorada and Key Largo

Islamorada is one of the Upper Keys, and known as the sporting fishing capital of the world. There have been more record-breaking fish caught here more than anywhere in the world. Unlike anywhere else on the Atlantic coast the waters of the Gulf Stre...
Viewed 2615 times since 26 December 2008.

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is the largest city on the gold coast and has a lot of culture and some superb beaches to visit. It has a very nice downtown district and one of the features of this district is the Venice of America. This is a network of canals and i...
Viewed 3033 times since 25 December 2008.

Christmas at the Ford Edison Winter Estate, Fort Myers.

Built on a breathtaking setting on McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers are the winter homes of Thomas Edison and his great friend Henry Ford. Edison, one of America’s most prolific inventors, collapsed from exhaustion and was advised by his Doctor to find...
Viewed 3782 times since 15 December 2008.

THE AMERICAN BULLFROG

The LARGEST frog in Florida ! They can be found - and heard throughout Florida. By the time it reaches maturity it can measure 6 to 8 inches long and weigh-in on average at a pound. It has a moist skin of dark olive green - al...
Viewed 3522 times since 11 December 2008.

BUTTERFLIES - The Gulf Fritillary

Gulf fritillaries are one of four butterflies found in Florida. It is a very common garden butterfly I have often seen several of these delightful butterflies floating around the garden at my villa their habitat also includes old fields, disturbed si...
Viewed 2855 times since 8 December 2008.

Oscar Scherer

Oscar Scherer is located in Osprey on the Tamiami Trail. This is one of the most natural State Parks in Florida. This was once a ranch owned by Oscar Scherer whose main claim to fame was that he devised a way of dyeing leather for the shoe tr...
Viewed 3027 times since 17 November 2008.

Orman House

Orman House is located in Apalachicola off the U. S. 98. It underwent more renovation in the autumn of 1998. This home was built in 1838 for one Thomas Orman. Orman was a businessman who traded mainly in cotton. He built this tiny town up in ...
Viewed 3262 times since 10 November 2008.

The South Florida Museum

The South Florida Museum is situated in Bradenton on Floridas Gulf Coast. Alongside the more conventional museum is a planetarium and Manatee refuge. The planetarium presentation is held in a domed building to the left of the museum. You full...
Viewed 2636 times since 9 November 2008.

Mixons Fruit Farm

Have you ever visited a Mixons Fruit Farm? No? , well if you are staying in the Sarasota area then you can visit the one in Bradenton. You will be welcomed with a delicious glass of freshly squeezed orange juice (or grapefruit if you prefer) ...
Viewed 4144 times since 9 November 2008.

HUNSADER FARM

If you are staying in the Bradenton area then you might want to make time to visit Hunsader Farm. It all started in 1967 when the Hunsander brothers left their home in Wisconsin to seek out sunnier climes. They had run a dairy farm in their n...
Viewed 3041 times since 9 November 2008.

ONE TANK ADVENTURES......ST AUGUSTINE

St Augustine is a beautiful city with many interesting places to visit; however, when you have seen all there is to see, then consider checking the State Parks " One Tank Advenures" for inspiration. This initiative is a Sate Parks scheme to...
Viewed 2738 times since 8 November 2008.

ONE TANK ADVENTURES....MIAMI

There are 15 State Parks to visit from Miami on the State Parks *One Tank Adventures" programme. How to choose with limited time? Well, I would plump for the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park" first. This park is set between the ...
Viewed 2616 times since 8 November 2008.

THE MARSH RABBIT

Did you know Rabbits could swim ? Cannot say I have given it much thought. You might be interested to know that there are rabbits in Florida that swim. The Marsh Rabbit is just a bit smaller than a “regular” rabbit is reddish brown in...
Viewed 3565 times since 6 November 2008.

Pirates and Buried Treasure

So is there truth in the myths and legends of pirates and buried treasure on the Cape Haze peninsular, if it is true will you be the lucky one to find it. Up to the early 1900’s Florida was in the main a wilderness including many parts of the...
Viewed 3727 times since 6 November 2008.

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