• Beaches,  Campsites

    Dauphin Island

    The boys had a weeklong break from school for Thanksgiving.  We thought is would be a great time to go camping.  We wanted to go somewhere different, and the boys wanted a beach.  So after driving nearly nine hours of a seven hour drive we arrived at Dauphin Island, Alabama at nighttime.  Everyone was tired.  Therefore as soon as we arrived at the campground we  just parked the camper and went to bed. Dauphin Island is a small island located about 40 minutes from Mobile.  It is surrounded by the waters of Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The island is very low key.  You will not find chain…

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  • Beaches,  Florida Parks

    Our Favorite Florida Beaches

      Having transplanted to Florida from the midwest over ten years ago, we have come to love the beaches of Florida.   There is nothing like sitting on a beach, listening to the waves and watching your kids play in the surf.     We have been to a lot of beaches in Florida and are still discovering new ones to explore, but we have our favorites.  Here is a list of our top 5. Ponce Inlet Ponce Inlet is located just south of Daytona Beach. This is our go to beach.   We come here a lot and if we have family visiting, this is the beach we take…

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  • Beaches,  Campsites

    Fort De Soto Park

    We battled traffic on I4 in the rain to get to Pinellas County, Florida where an amazing campground is located.  Fort De Soto Park is a  county park that consists of a chain of five islands.  It is a historical, beautiful park that was a joy to explore. Our campsite was located on one of these islands.  Here is a view from behind our campsite. Our campsite was nestled into a well shaded area with Live Oaks and palm trees.  The campsites are spacious, but are close to one another.  A thin barrier of trees and shrubs do add a sense of privacy, but getting to know your neighbor is…

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