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Swimming With Manatees in Florida

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Some people equate the winter season with fun in the snow, skiing, sledding, snow boarding, snow shoeing and all of the other activities people who live in colder climates look forward to in the winter months. Floridians…not so much. When the temperatures dip down into those disrespectful digits in the 30s and 40s, there is one thing that we get excited about.  Okay two things.  We do like dressing the part for winter so when we can wear boots without getting sweaty calves that’s a win. But more importantly, colder temperatures means an abundance of the unofficial Florida mascot, the manatee!!! Read More »

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Visit to Devil’s Den Underground Spring

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They say that whatever you are doing on the first day of the year sets the barometer for how the rest of the year will go. I decided this year I would start off with an adventure to kick off my 2016. You’ve seen my 2016 adventure bucketlist, so I’m counting on this year to be one of the most adventurous ever.  On New Year’s Day, my son and my adventure buddy Nicole and I headed north of Tampa to a little sleepy town called Williston, FL. If you blink, you’ll miss it. I had been dying to get to the famed Devil’s Den, an underground spring in a prehistoric cavern. What better day to visit Devil’s Den than the first day of the year! Read More »

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Camping While Black

 

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I came across an article about a Sacramento family that had a horrific experience at a campground in Nevada.  According to news reports, they were verbally assaulted with racial slurs and harassed by a group of white campers that did not like their presence there.  Things escalated and it is alleged that one of the white campers threatened the staff of the campground when they tried to intervene.  Allegedly, he then threatened the family, brandishing a shovel!  It sounds like scenes from a movie set in the Jim Crow days right?  Surely something like this wouldn’t occur to a black family camping in 2015.  It can and it did.  You can read about it for yourself: Black Family Victims of Hate Crime.

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Atlanta Glamping Adventure

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Ahhhh Atlanta, also known as the Hollywood of the South.  I love visiting Atlanta, Georgia because there is an abundance of things to do and I’ve always had friends to visit who live there. My son and I have visited the MLK memorial, the amazing whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium, and we’ve done the Snow Mountain winter wonderland at Stone Mountain. What you may not know is that Atlanta is a hop skip and a jump away from some pretty sweet places to get your nature on.  (See past post about Chattahoochee tubing and Anna Ruby Falls.) In fact, there are at least 8 Georgia state parks within an hour to hour and a half driving distance.  Read More »

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