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Nov 19, 2019 - Big Shoals sp

We decided at the last moment to head down to Florida for several days and stopped at Big Shoals state park. It's located within the Stephen Foster cultural park which seems to be a beautiful place. We got here after 5 so not a lot of time to explore. The sites in here are nice spaced and we got one of the last ones. Tomorrow we're heading on towards Pensacola.

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Mar 19, 2019 - Stephan FosterFolk Culture Center

We arrived at 5:00 pm and found the camp sites very lush with palm trees. This was again a very old historical site. We again visited a on site museum full musical artifacts and the we awesome. This site was named after Stephan Foster who was a musician and wrote the song Suwannee River. Stephan was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Off to Shepard Gautier state park.

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Mar 18, 2019 - Stephen Foster Culture Center, FL

Our next stop was Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center, in White Springs, Florida...now this place is awesome. Each of the campsites are surrounded with palms big and small so you really can’t see your neighbor. There is a story behind the park, Josiah Lilly son of the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly who just loved Stephen Foster’s music so much that he wanted a Foster memorial on the Suwannee River. Even though Foster had never stepped foot in Florida. When he was writing the song, Stephens brother suggested the name as a catchy title....

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4 Rolling Stones

Apr 11, 2018 - Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

CLICK ON THUMBNAIL PICTURES TO ENLARGE Though I moved out of my condo in late March, I didn't move far. I stayed at Collier Seminole State Park, 6 miles down the road from my condo, until April 9, 2018. I used the time to finish getting the condo ready to list and then interviewing agents. I interviewed 10 agents in all finally settling on one who also lives in Port of the Islands and works out of Coldwell Banker Marco Island. Nine of the ten agents made very professional presentations though, of course, a lot of it was "puff" and the rest...

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Feb 3, 2017 - Stephen Foster State Park

This stop was at one of our favorite parks, Stephen Foster State Park in White Springs. We were lucky we were there on a weekend because there are always fun things going on there. We rode our bikes around and checked out all of the folk artists - pottery makers, weavers, jewelry crafters, blacksmithers and a very talented man on a dulcimer. There was even a folk music festival one night where anyone could bring in their instruments and play along with everyone else. Kind of like the drum circle on the beach in Sarasota. It was great! The...

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Camping 2017

Feb 1, 2017 - O'Leno

We had another mishap happen while we were driving to this campground. During some of the bumps and turns, the diningroom table fell over and slammed against the kitchen cabinet taking a huge chunk of formica off the corner of the table and scratching the bottom of the cabinet. It took us 3 1/2 hours to go 120 miles because we got lost a couple of times and then stopped for lunch. We never make good time but this was a particularly bad traveling day. Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 It was a chilly night. Turned on the heat in the trailer in the...

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Camping 2017

Feb 6, 2016 - Stand By

Friday, January 29, 2016—White Springs, Fl. Here are the conditions that will draw all the attention you want: Weather conditions: Rain. Time of Day: 1:30 a.m. Visitors to your site: Ambulance, with 5-6 medics. A fire truck with all their lights flashing and attending fire fighters. Next, have the medic’s escort you out into the rain and down onto a gurney. Next, carry you across your site, put you in the ambulance, and leave, all lights flashing. Of course, I am the talk of the park; What happened? Are you O,K.? And the most important...

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Jan 25, 2016 - Health Concerns

Friday, January 15, 2016-White Springs, Fl. When Debbie was in the office the other day, Linda, the manager, noted that the park was full. Debbie said that she saw a few empty sites. Linda told here that all sites are rented. When you see an empty site it is just the person in the site left for a small trip to attend a function or explore an attraction. So empty sites do not mean that they are not rented. Mary, the owner, of course, is pleased. She also says that come April, the park will be virtually empty for the summer, and she does not...

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Dec 30, 2015 - Year End

Sunday, December 20, 2015—White Springs, Fl. A few days ago we had a knock on our door. There stood, Mary, the owner of Kelly’s RV park. She was wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and handing out Christmas Cards. Not Happy Holiday cards, but Christmas cards. We also received a Christmas card from Linda, the manager of the park. The short history of the park is that it was a “dump” with drug users, dealers and all the assorted problems that drugs brings. Mary and her husband purchased the park and then proceeded to “clean” it up. She evicted...

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Dec 18, 2015 - Christmas Is Getting Close

Monday, December 14, 2015-White Springs, Fl. I have not posted to the blog in a timely manner because I have been sick. Must have been a bad cold. Funny thing now that I am recovering: I spent two days siting on the side of my bed, covered up and just staring forward, for multiple hours at a time. I specifically remembering very content just to sit there and do so. Did not eat anything for 5 days, and lost 10 pounds. But I am recovering and ready to rejoin our life. Thank goodness, except for a few stocking stuffers for the Christmas party,...

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Dec 6, 2015 - White Springs Again

Wednesday, December 02, 2015—Palmdale, Fl. Packing up today. Loading the carts, outdoor refrigerator, patio mat, etc. While we were doing this, people stopped by and asked if we were leaving. They also are leaving at the end of the season, not to return. This price increase has many seasonal campers deciding that, when all things are considered, this campground is not worth the new pricing schedule. So it is not just us that are unhappy with the new increase. We would stay the rest of this season, but the opportunity to snag our old site...

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Aug 11, 2015 - Last Stop - Stephen Foster State Park

Back in Montana a couple recommended a state park in Florida to go to called Stephen Foster Cultural Center State Park. We drove 290 miles today from Atlanta to White Springs, Florida, about 20 miles into Florida and just a few miles off I 75. There are not many people here at this time of the year. We enjoyed seeing the Stephen Foster Museum which was built in 1950 at the state park. Many musical and cultural activities are held here during the year to honor Stephen Foster. "Way Down Upon the Swanee River" is one of his most famous songs...

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