Category Florida

Florida in February – Fort Meyers, Part Three

February 6 – 20 We walked over to the Museum of Art, entered and waited a few minutes for our guided tour to start.  Now designated as the official state art museum for Florida, it offers twenty-one galleries of European paintings as well as Cypriot antiquities and Asian, American, and contemporary art. Designed by the […]

Florida in February – Fort Meyers, Part Two

February 6 – 20 The next morning began a full day for us and with a nearly two hour drive to get to our starting point in Sarasota, the Ringling Circus Museum, it became clear we had not sufficiently allowed for the four-hour round trip.  Otherwise, might have considered a different lodging arrangement for these […]

Florida in February – Fort Meyers, Part One

February 6 – 20 We’d be camping the next three nights at Pine Island outside of Fort Meyers, a drive of less than three hours and so, with some time to kill we decided to check out Ybor City, a historic neighborhood located just northeast of downtown Tampa.  Founded in the 1880s by Vicente Martinez-Ybor […]

Florida in February – Tampa, Part Two

February 6 – 20 Our last day in the Tampa area would be a full one starting with the 60-minute drive to the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg.  Located on the downtown waterfront near 5th Avenue Southeast, Bayshore Drive, and Dan Wheldon Way, it houses the largest collection of Dalí’s works outside Europe. The […]

Florida in February – Tampa, Part One

February 6 – 20 We’ve made a number of trips to Florida in the past, but all have been primarily to the northern part of the state (Tallahassee and Fernandina Beach).  Deciding to follow the path of snowbirds, we thought it might be fun to spend a month traveling throughout the state and enjoy its […]

South East Spring Swing, Tallahassee, Part Three

March 31 – April 6 For our final day in Tallahassee we again opted to just be tourists, particularly as we’d received numerous recommendations to visit Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, often just referred to as Wakulla Springs. Set inside the State Park, the spring is one of the largest in the world, discharging […]

South East Spring Swing, Tallahassee, Part Two

March 31 – April 3 It rained hard all night but our year-old Marmot Limestone 6P handled the moisture effectively, without any leaks and little condensation inside.  The biggest issue in staying dry inside a tent, outside of the obvious leaks, is condensation.  A completely waterproof tent prevents water from entering, but can also keep […]