Archbold Biological Station

View this post on Instagram Would you drive down this amazing Florida driveway? I sure did 😃 At the end: Archbold Biological Station. Built in 1930, it's still in full swing, with all sorts of researchers working and living onsite. There are also areas open to the public – a couple of walking trails, showcasing both nature and the history …

Twistee Treat – Sebring

View this post on Instagram Before I hit the road, I figured Twistee Treat was a national thing. Turns out, it's a Florida thing (unless I really missed something!). They serve up ice cream in all forms, including the signature twistee. That's the one I went with after watching the mesmerizing twinkling lights from my overnight parking spot at Walmart …

Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park

View this post on Instagram My next destination was Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park. It's a somewhat undeveloped, relatively recent addition to the system. On Google Maps, it looked like a big field. Turns out, it is. With a gate. That's locked two days a week. And, of course, my timing was impeccable 🤦‍♀️ I'll keep it on the comeback …

Ace High Farms

View this post on Instagram Deciding to utilise my powerful dash ac during the hottest part of the day, we left Fort Pierce behind (for this trip), heading towards our next destination in Okeechobee. The road is wide and straight, making the big, round orange signs leading up to Ace Farms really unmissable. The fact that one pointed out the …

Deli-cious

View this post on Instagram The blazing sun was high in the sky, with the downtown buildings offering little shade. I was wrapped up listening to the audio history of the historic Sunrise Theatre when I almost walked right into their festive a-frame. "Come in and try our Sweet Peach Ice Tea", it proclaimed, and I doubt I could have …

P.P. Cobb Trading Company

View this post on Instagram P. P. Cobb is the oldest continually operated commercial building between St Augustine and Key West. Since 1882, it has been serving the community from its convenient location adjacent to the docks. First as the "Everything to Eat, Wear, and Use" PP Cobb Trading Post (and post office!), and now as several offices and a …

Fort Pierce

View this post on Instagram I stopped at the Chamber, located in the historic Seven Gables House, to see if there was any information on the Florida Cracker Trail (the road, not the annual horse ride). There was not. Instead, I picked up some Highwaymen and Dust Trail brochures, and the good lady mentioned the downloadable Florida Humanities Council walking …

Old Fort Pierce Park

View this post on Instagram On the way along the shore drive into Fort Pierce I spotted a sign, so I stopped. Old Fort Park has a ceremonial mound, and military history. It also has amazing views through the palm trees to the water. Upon further inspection of the entry sign, I got a little confused, so we didn't stay …

Savannas Recreation Area

View this post on Instagram Oh. My. Stars. 😍 I do believe I've found another county park to add to my favourites list! Savannas, in St Lucie County, near the Atlantic, is diverse, gorgeous, friendly, and highly affordable. Anyone can visit to walk the extensive natural trails, or make use of the 1.5 mile paved bike/walking route, or picnic along …