The Southernmost Key in Florida

After visiting Biscayne Bay National Park and some of its northern keys (Adams Key, Elliott Key, and Boca Chita Key), David and I drove the Overseas Highway (Hwy. 1) to see some of the other islands in this coral archipelago. The 106.5 mile section of the Highway 1 connects Key Largo with Key West. With … Continue reading The Southernmost Key in Florida

Peaceful Biscayne Bay National Park

Biscayne Bay National Park, located 38 miles from Everglades National Park, is another one of south Florida’s protected areas. Established in 1980, the National Park covers about 173,000 acres but is 95% underwater. Within its boundaries lie the Biscayne Bay, the northernmost limestone islands of the Florida Keys, a coral reef, and the longest continuous … Continue reading Peaceful Biscayne Bay National Park

Wildlife-Palousa in the Everglades

We began our second day in Everglades National Park at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center near the park's east entrance. From there we made our way to Royal Palm. We had been told that this was a good place to see lots of wildlife. Normally the Anhinga Trail is self-guided but we happened to … Continue reading Wildlife-Palousa in the Everglades

River of Grass – Everglades National Park, FL

Everglades National Park is one of the places that David and I have wanted to visit for some time now. Since we started full-timing, we have spent several winters in Florida but had not ventured down to southern part of the Florida peninsula until this year. Everglades National Park was a real surprise for us … Continue reading River of Grass – Everglades National Park, FL

Hot Springs, Donkeys, Rio Grande, and a Ghost Town – Big Bend National Park

It was time to explore the lower elevations of the park and head toward the Rio Grande Village and its views of the famous river. One of our first vistas was the river canyon walls at sunset. In the previous post (link) we explored the Chisos Mountains area that is the location of the park … Continue reading Hot Springs, Donkeys, Rio Grande, and a Ghost Town – Big Bend National Park