Hopkin’s Prairie in the Ocala National Forest

I almost let camping season in Florida get away from me. Last year, I took my oldest for his first overnight in a tent, which turned into a smashing success. He’s been talking about going back ever since, and I did a poor job of making a new trip happen. I can make a lot […]

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Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Back in August, relatively early in my current path to fitness, I wrote this post, in which I articulated some secondary goals related to my fitness.  These are not goals about the fitness itself – they are goals that address a theme I’d call “How I Want to Live My Life”.  For the record, though […]

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Photo-op Saturday

Got up this morning to go for a scheduled 4 mile run, but I was having some gastro issues and lets just say that I was nervous to be 2 miles from the house this morning after having run to get there and move on. Instead, because I was up and had a rare free […]

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You must go to Gatorland

Took the family to Gatorland in Orlando today, and here’s the thing about Gatorland – you need to go. No, seriously, whatever it is that you have planned in the Orlando area the next time you come around, you need to just go ahead and shuffle that around and make a trip to Gatorland.  If […]

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Random Butterfly

On vacation to Delaware this week, and on the way up we stopped to have a picnic lunch at the Visitor Center for the Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge.  Nice place – cool little small museum, and pretty scenery. Also, these guys.  I’m waiting on a positive identification, but this is some kind of swallowtail […]

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Wildlife

Back in December, a headhunter got in touch with me about a great job opportunity.  And he was right – it was great.  There was a catch, though. The job was in Florida. But – against all odds, we sold our house and moved to Florida at the end of April.  There will be a […]

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