While we were sad leaving Cedar Key, we were also excited to continue the exploration of Florida… moving into our final phase by exploring areas of the Florida Panhandle, which is a strip of land roughly 200 miles long and 50 to 100 miles wide, lying between Alabama on the
From Naples, we drove up to the Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda area, located on the Gulf Coast — about halfway between Sarasota and Fort Myers, and near the Peace and Myakka Rivers. Punta Gorda (Fat Point) is a city with a population of about 17,000 which has been on maps since
We stopped in Naples in southwest Florida so that we could spend some time exploring what some consider should be the fourth national park in the state… Big Cypress National Preserve, established in 1974. This 729,000-acre preserve protects the freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp — which is essential to
Our adventures in Florida continued in South Florida, with a weeklong stay at an RV park located just outside of Homestead… the perfect location for visiting the three Florida national parks — Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, and Dry Tortugas National Park — at least that was the plan!
We returned to Florida almost exactly two years since we last visited the state when Jen was attending a residency for her master’s degree. It is still hot and humid — but better than being caught in a blizzard with our travel trailer! Florida is amazingly state #44 for us;