Florida Adventures

Leaving Homestead Florida – February 2021

In early February, when I checked the weather forecast, it looked like good weather was expected through my February 14 departure date. In short, it was supposed to be not too hot and not too cold with tolerable humidity levels. To Sombrero Beach for Nikki's Birthday My little girl turned a quarter of a century… Continue reading Leaving Homestead Florida – February 2021

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A Mom and Nikki Florida Keys Day Trip

My first trip through the Florida Keys with Nikki and Cookie was back in February 2016. That's when the annual Mom and Nikki day trip to Key West was born. From that point on, when I visited Nikki each winter, we'd take a day trip through the Keys to Key West. The last thing we'd… Continue reading A Mom and Nikki Florida Keys Day Trip

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Christmas Lights – Cookie’s Final Resting Place – Homestead FL

In early December I made the 5+ hour trip from St Augustine, Florida to Homestead, Florida. Normally, I don't like to drive more than a couple of hours in a day but the campgrounds in northeastern Florida were full for the Holiday's so I made the trip in one fell swoop. In the past, when… Continue reading Christmas Lights – Cookie’s Final Resting Place – Homestead FL

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St Augustine FL – Getting Lab Work Done While On The Road

I left rainy, dreary Kingsland, Georgia on the morning of November 29. It was about an hour and 15 minute drive to St Augustine where I would be spending a few days at Stagecoach RV Park. I was lucky to find a campground with an opening. Many campgrounds here are either booked solid or they… Continue reading St Augustine FL – Getting Lab Work Done While On The Road

Florida Adventures · Musings & Whatnot

Reminiscing About The Florida Sunrise

It's dreary outside, my work is done for the day and I sit here thinking about all the sunrises I experienced when I was on the road.  My bed (in the van) is across the back. Some mornings I'd roll over in bed, open the curtains and watch the sun rise. It amazed me that… Continue reading Reminiscing About The Florida Sunrise

Florida Adventures · Poodle Adventures · Van Life

I Became A Full-Time Van Life Nomad 4 Years Ago

When I took on the role of Caregiver (back in March 2018) I knew my temporary hiatus from the road could be lengthy and I would need to find ways to get through it. What I didn't realize was how deep my nomadic desires ran. I've been missing the road a lot lately and doing… Continue reading I Became A Full-Time Van Life Nomad 4 Years Ago

Florida Adventures

Florida Keys Day Trip – The Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

This will be my third season in south Florida and the Florida Keys. My daughter (Nikki) lives in south Miami-Dade county and I visit her for a brief time during the winter when the weather is more tolerable. I sleep in my van no matter who I’m visiting. I don’t have air conditioning (other than… Continue reading Florida Keys Day Trip – The Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

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An Interesting Week in St Augustine FL and A HAIRowing Experience

I’ve been hanging out in the St Augustine FL area for about 2 weeks now. I really love this area! Florida highway A1A and the St Augustine area is by far my most favorite place to hang out and explore. Bella Needs A Doctor! Bella (my van) was making a weird clunking/grinding sound when I… Continue reading An Interesting Week in St Augustine FL and A HAIRowing Experience