Chapman Botanical Garden

View this post on Instagram Nature 😍 The Ranger mowing the grass at the Gorrie House let me know that the pet-friendly Chapman Botanical Garden, adjacent to the Orman House, was still open (*this was last weekend). We had the partially shaded path all to ourselves, and enjoyed the short stroll immensely. The Gardens aren't terribly big – just the …

Mulberry Phosphate Museum

View this post on Instagram Another stop that's been on my radar for awhile, I was hoping to gain some insight into the Phosphate industry at the Mosaic-sponsored museum in Mulberry. I did! • • Looking at satellite images of Central Florida, it's easy to pick out the phosphate mines (odd coloured water, in very geometric "lakes"). I didn't have …

Florida’s Natural Visitor Center

View this post on Instagram I'd noticed the Florida's Natural Orange Juice Visitor Centre on my way south – with the water tower, giant processing plant, and all the signs, it's sorta hard to miss. I made sure to drive north during their open hours. • • There are plenty of attractive and informative displays, telling you all about the …

Babson Park Post Office

View this post on Instagram Found this little cutie in Babson Park. If you're going to brick in a window, you may as well make use of the new canvas! The drive here was very un-Floridian – I saw all the way to the horizon from a hill. A HILL. With enough height to see the HORIZON. In Florida!! I've …