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  • Trip 5 – Jekyll Island
    Dates: April 15 – 19, 2023 Campsite: F8 Amenities: Water, Electric, Sewer What we learned: Get up early to catch the sunrise Would we go back? Definitely Yes Website: https://www.jekyllisland.com/lodging/campground/ Floridays first excursion out of Florida was to Jekyll Island, Georgia for our 24th wedding […]
  • Trip 4d-2023 – Lake Kissimmee State Park
    Dates: March 31 – April 2, 2023 Campsite: 36 Amenities: Water, electricity What did we learn? to sit under the awning Would we come back? yes Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/lake-kissimmee-state-park After checking in with the ranger it is a 3-mile drive into the park to the campground. […]
  • Trip 4c-2023 – Lake Louisa State Park
    Dates: March 28 – 31, 2023 Campsite: 50 Amenities Water, electricity What did we learn? to relax Would we come back? maybe, and bring bikes Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/lake-louisa-state-park After check-in, it is a 3-mile drive to the campsite area. This park is hilly and you can […]
  • Trip 4b-2023 – Salt Springs Recreation Area
    Dates: March 27 – 28, 2023 Campsite: 73 Amenities Water, electricity, sewer What did we learn? Always try something new Would we go back? Yes Website: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233920 Salt Spring Recreation Park is operated by National Park Service and they hold a few spots open on […]
  • Trip 04a-2023 – Tomoka State Park
    Dates: March 25-26, 2023 Campsite: 80 Amenities: water, electric What we learned: It is ok to quit kayaking early Would we go back? maybe Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/Tomoka We arrived on Saturday afternoon, it was easy to get into the park and easy to find our campsite. […]
  • Trip 04-2023 – Spring Break
    Dates: March 25 – April 2, 2023 Campgrounds: 4 Miles driven: 535 Miles What did we learn? It is hard to decide what to bring Kayaks or bikes? Our trip turned into a spring break trip. We had 2 weekends booked back to back and […]
  • Trip03-2023 – Venice FL
    Dates: March 8 – 12, 2023 Miles: 340 Campsite: 22 Amenities: Water, Electric What did we learn? The Verizon gateway works on the road, no need to take a vacation day Would we go back? Yes Website: http://venicecampground.com Wayne had a seminar he had to […]
  • Trip 02-2023 – Istokpoga Canal Campsite
    Date Feb 17 – 19, 2023 Campsite: 1 Features: boon-docking What we learned: If your battery runs down your van wont start Would we go back? yes Website: https://secure.rzda.net/sfwmd/list.cfm Floridays is 1 year old and we have come back to our first campsite to boondock […]
  • Trip 01-2023 – Kissimmee Prairie State Park
    Date: Feb 11-12, 2023 Mileage: 196 Campsite: 33 What we learned: Take advantage of Ranger-led programs Would we go back: Yes Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/kissimmee-prairie-preserve-state-park 2023 has started out slow on the RV camping front. We spent most of January working on the house so it is […]
  • 2022 Recap
    WOW, what a year. Purchasing Floridays in February was one of the best decisions we have made. As I reflect back on 2022 most end-of-year posts have lists so here is ours: Number of trips – Goal 11 Number of trips – Actual 14 Number […]
  • Trip 15 – Everglades National Park
    Dates: Dec 23 – 26, 2022 Campground & site Flamingo, #40 Amenities 30amp What we learned: Found a good seafood market in Homestead to get stone crab claws. Would we go back? Yes Website: https://flamingoeverglades.com/ Going away for Christmas is new for us. We usually […]
  • Trip 14e – Paynes Prarie Preserve State Park
    Date: Nov 28 – 29, 2022 Campsite: #46 Amenities: 20 amp, water What we learned: Maximize your time at a park you are only there for a short time Would we go back? Yes Website: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Since traffic usually is bad […]
  • Trip 14d – Grayton Beach State Park
    Dates: Nov 24 – 26, 2022 Campsites: #10, #14 Amenities: 30 amp, water, sewer What did we learn: How to enjoy the area around the park. Would we go back? Yes Parks website: Grayton Beach State Park Even more exciting than pitcher plants and the […]
  • Trip 14c – Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park
    Dates: Nov 23 – 24, 2022 Campsite: #28 Amenities: 20/30/50 amp, water What we learned: Ask the ranger where to find plants or animals you are wanting to see. Would we go back? Yes Parks website: Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park On the way […]
  • Trip 14b – St George Island State Park
    Date: Nov 21 – 23, 2022 Campsite: 43 Amenities: 30 amp, water What we learned Download All Trails maps prior to heading out on a trail walk Would we go back? Yes Park website: Dr Julian G Bruce St George Island State Park The drive […]
  • Trip 14a – Manatee Springs State Park
    Date: Nov 19 – 21, 2022 Campsite: Magnolia 1 Campsite #9 Amenities: 30 amp, water What we learned: Do not trust Google maps for how long the drive is Would we go back? yes Park website: Manatee Springs State Park The first stop on our […]
  • Trip 14 – 8 state parks in 9 days
    Dates: Nov 19 – 27, 2022 Parks visited: Manatee Springs State Park *Dr. Julian G. Bruce, St Georges Island State Park *T.H. Stone Memorial, St Joseph Peninsula State ParkFred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park *Grayton Beach State Park *Deer Lake State ParkEden Gardens State ParkPaynes […]
  • Trip 13 – Everglades National Park
    Date: Oct 29 – Oct 31, 2022 Location: Everglades National Park Flamingo Campground Type: 30 amp Miles: 358 Miles Campsite: # 40 What we learned: Don’t forget the bug spray Would we go back: Yes, we are booked for Christmas Web site: https://flamingoeverglades.com Our Favor […]
  • Trip 12 – Fort De Soto
    Date: Sept 23 – 26, 2022 Location: Ft De Soto, St Petersburg, FL Type: 30 amp, water Mileage: 430 miles Campsite: 211 What did we learn: To watch the weather Would we go back? Yes Website: Pinellas County FL We finally got to stay at […]
  • Trip 11b – Gamble Rodgers State Park, Washington Oaks State Park
    Date: Sept 4 – 6, 2022 Location: Gamble Rogers State Park Type: water, 30 amp Mileage: 285 miles Campsite: #23 What did we learn: To be inquisitive Would we go back? Maybe Website: https://reserve.floridastateparks.org The beachside campsite was the last one on the right just […]
  • Trip 11a – Bull Creek Fish Camp, Bulow Creek State Park
    Date: Sept 2 – 4, 2022 Location Bull Creek Fish Camp Type: water, 30 amp, sewer Mileage: 256 miles Campsite: Bull Creek #13 then #14 What did we learn 1 – To always look at where you are going to park prior to back in. […]
  • Trip 10 – Kissimmee Prarie State Park
    Date: Aug 26 – 28, 2022 Location: Kissimmee Prarie State Park, Horse site and Family site Type: water, 30 amp campsite: Site #23 & #5 Mileage: 196 miles What did we learn? That Florida has some spectacular sunsets Would we come back? Yes Website: https://reserve.floridastateparks.org […]
  • Trip 9 – Sebastian Inlet State Park
    Date: Aug 19 – 21, 2022 Location: Sebastian Inlet State Park Type: water, 30 amp Mileage: 242 miles Campsite: Site #53, #54 What did we learn? Take time to explore the park Would we go back? Yes, and bring kayaks Website: https://reserve.floridastateparks.org/ We booked this […]
  • Trip 8 – Jonathan Dickinson State Park
    Date: July 8 – 10, 2022 Location: Jonathan Dickinson State ParkPine Grove Campground Type: water, 30 amp, sewer Mileage: 28 miles Site: Site #52 What did we learn: a breeze can keep the bugs at bay Would we come back? Yes Website: https://reserve.floridastateparks.org This was […]
  • Trip 7 – Jonathan Dickinson State Park
    Date: May 13 – 15, 2022 Location: Jonathan Dickinson State ParkRiver Campsite Mileage: 31 miles Type: water, 30 amp Campground: Site #122 What did we learn: The noseeums can go through the screen Would we come back? Yes, but in the winter or get a […]
  • Trip 6 – Kissimmee Prarie State Park
    Date: May 6 – 9, 2022 Location: Kissimmee Prarie State Park Type: Water, 30 amp Campground: Site #34 Mileage: 196 miles What we learned: How to cook on our new Power XL grill Would we come back? Yes Website: https://reserve.floridastateparks.org/Web/Default.aspx We took a half day […]
  • Trip 5 – Collier-Seminole State Park
    Date: April 15-17, 2022 Location: Collier-Seminole State Park Type: Water, 30AMP Mileage: 378 miles Campground: Site #29 What we learned: How to put the Kayaks on the RV Would we go back? Yes, but we would kayak the trail in the park Website: https://reserve.floridastateparks.org/Web/ This […]
  • Trip 4 – Kissimmee Prarie State Park
    Date: March 26 – 27, 2022 Location: Kissimmee Prarie State Park Type: Electric – 30 ampWater – YesCampsite #34 Mileage: 196 miles What we learned: Take more water on bike rides Would we go back: Yes Website: https://reserve.floridastateparks.org/Web/Default.aspx This trip was unexpected. Wayne and I […]
  • Trip 3 – Highland Hammock State Park
    Date: March 19 – 20, 2022 Location: Highland Hammock State Park, Sebring, FL Type: Electric – 30 ampWater – yesCampsite: #096 Mileage: 253 miles What we learned How to dump the grey and black water tanks Would we go back: Yes, but get a different […]
  • Trip 2 – Long Pine Campground
    Date: Feb 26-27, 2022 Location: Everglades National Park Type: boon-dock Mileage: 624 miles Campground: Long Pine, Camp Site: #25 What we learned: To check more closely what amenities the campsite has. I thought it had electricity but that was the southern campsite at Flamingo Would […]
  • We named her..Floridays
    “I come from where the rivers meet the sea That’s part of why I’m so wild and fancy free I was early into crazy days My folks said, “It’s just a phase” They were hoping for better days” Floridays, by Jimmy Buffett Floridays is the […]
  • Trip 1 – Istokpoga Canal Campsite
    Date: February 12-13, 2022 Location: Istokpoga Canal Campsite, Lorida, FL Type: boon-dock Mileage 215 miles What we learned That we need a checklist Would we go back? Yes, and bring kayaks next time web site for reservations https://secure.rzda.net/sfwmd/list.cfm Wayne and I were so excited when […]
  • How this all started
    About 24 years ago a young girl wanted to learn scuba diving. She went to a place called The Scuba Club in West Palm Beach, FL to take lessons, and little did she know she would learn how to SCUBA dive AND find her soul […]
  • The Next Adventure
    Wayne and I made a new purchase this year, a 2022 Winnebago Travato 59K. We have been thinking about our eventual retirement, which is still a few years away, and what are we going to do with all the time together. So we thought if […]