Anne & Tom Explore Florida travel blog

Even as a "journey of exploration and discovery," we have come to realize that 3 months is a bit too long. How did explorers like Captain Cook ever do such long journeys - especially without a nearby supermarket like Publix or Piggly Wiggly to stock up every few days?

Next time, we will go for only two months, leave right after New Year's, and stay awhile in each place. Those places are: our son Greg's house near Fort Lauderdale, Long Key State Park in the Keys, and Flamingo Everglades National Park Campground at the southern end of the Everglades. We also liked Chokoloskee at the north end of the Everglades - the only commercial RV park with class and active-looking people. We would also visit or other friends and relatives, of course. There are two places north of Tampa on the Gulf that we'd go to again, time permitting: Shell Mound near the Suwanee River and Cedar Key, and St. George's State park on St. George's Island on the Panhandle. However, it is a bit cold up there. In Georgia, Fort McAllister State Park near Savannah is a wonderful place to stay on the way to and from Florida.

This will not happen for two years, since we are going to India for 5 weeks in October-November this year, and have many other places to explore both at home and abroad.

As Dorothy said in the "Wizard of Oz" when she clicked the ruby slippers together, "There's no place like home"!

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