Category Archives: Florida

Morning Visit to the Headwaters of the Everglades

Shingle Creek in February

With only a day left in Kissimmee, Florida, an early morning visit to the headwaters of the Everglades seemed intriguing. The choices for what to do while everyone else visits Florida theme parks became increasingly precious as our time drew down, but we made the mistake of choosing the Shingle Creek Naturalist Tours. Initially, I […]

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Visit Wizarding World of Harry Potter First-hand

Fire-spewing dragon above Gringotts Bank

I’d wanted to visit Wizarding World of Harry Potter first-hand for years, ever since my own grandchildren reported their delight with the adventure. So I have to confess to a total cave on how to entertain myself while everyone else visits Florida theme parks. When day six of the family reunion dawned, I was excited to head […]

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Invite Everyone You Love to Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower = Carillon

Rather than being grumpy all day at a crowded Florida theme park, invite everyone you love to Bok Tower Gardens. Then if they decline, you don’t have to feel guilty about the wonderful day you’re going to have, or sad about the crowds and noise they’ll have. I loved everything about this National Historic Landmark in […]

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While Everyone Else Visits Florida Theme Parks

Pool view at Champion's Gate, FL

What to do while everyone else visits Florida theme parks? I’d never had any desire to spend a week at Disney World. Truly. My bucket list is long, but nowhere is there an amusement park on it. Years ago I’d taken my children to Disney Land in California. They enjoyed; I endured. That was enough. […]

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