Spiders & Snakes

“I don’t like spiders and snakes but that ain’t what it takes, to love me, like I want to be loved by you!” Okay, Jim Stafford’s song “Spiders & Snakes” wasn’t talking about the everglades. But hey, it fits! It’s not just spiders and snakes here. A Burmese python near our camper and a brown … More Spiders & Snakes

Corkscrew Sanctuary

Once thought too swampy to live in, too mosquito-infested to enjoy, and too flat to have any value, Florida thought they were on the right tract by smothering the landscape with modern development. Draining the swamp, putting up housing developments, malls, and of course, entertainment facilities, Florida was going to be the envy of America. … More Corkscrew Sanctuary


So, on one of our days off, we decided to visit the Everglades! Not a long drive from our campsite in Big Cypress we head to Shark Valley. This is one of three entrances into Everglades National Park. Our plan is to visit here, go to Earnest Coe gate (southern entrance) to see Flamingo Campground, … More Miami


Arriving in Naples, Florida at 3 in the afternoon we had lots of traffic. Actually, my pet peeve about Florida is just that: traffic! We managed and finally parked at Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center. After meeting Isobel (lady who hired us), we found ourselves filling out paperwork and other logistical administration issues. Oasis Visitor … More Lost!

Seneca Rocks!

“Seneca Rocks! ” Preface: Have John Denver’s song “Take Me Home, Country Roads” running through your head. Seneca Rocks is an unincorporated town in West Virginia. It is in the Allegheny Mountains and is beautiful! Not far from Virginia, the mountains are steep and covered with mostly deciduous trees (trees with leaves). There are exceptions … More Seneca Rocks!

Follow the Geese

We put it off long enough. Maine summer has been hanging on and what a September! But time is running short and we need to be in southern Florida by October 1st. So here we are, vacating our lovely spot at Owen’s estate in Leeds, Maine, to do what geese have been doing for eons; … More Follow the Geese