Everglades Alligator Farm + Ernest F Coe Visitors Center + Travel Day

Everglades National Park is a big place…1.5 million acres of wetland. We explored the north and west side from Everglade City, FL. For the rest of our trip, we moved to the southernmost point, Flamingo. On this travel day, we packed up the RV and made the 130-mile journey to our new location. Once we …

Shelling and Boat Touring in Naples, Florida and Beaching in Marco Island, Florida

We started off a foggy morning with a boat tour to go shelling on Keewaydin Island off the coast of Naples, Florida. Emily wanted to go shelling while we were in south Florida and this is a great spot. We saw awesome dolphins and a nesting pair of eagles. The boat tour then showed us …

Big Cypress National Preserve – Swamp Buggy Tour and Night Flat Bottom Pole Boat Tour

What a fun day (one of the more unique days I’ve experienced in a while)! We were in the neighborhood on our visit to Everglades National Park so we spent a day exploring Big Cypress National Preserve. We explored by land…by water…by day…by night! It was quite an adventurous day! We started off on a …

Everglades National Park – Shark Valley Area (Airboat Ride and Shark Valley Tram Tour)

On our second day in Everglades National Park, we visited the Shark Valley area. We met up with Emmaline at the Everglades Safari Airboat ride. I saw plenty of airboats while in the Everglades area but these were the best ones for this redneck. Two huge V8 motors on an extremely large airboat was impressive. …

Everglades National Park – Gulf Coast Area (Kayaking and Boat Tour)

Our first day in the Everglades National Park was in Everglade City, Florida. We visited the Gulf Coast Visitors Center of the Everglades National Park. The Gulf Coast Area leads into the 10,000 Islands. We took a boat tour into this area and out to the Gulf of Mexico. Everglades City is the Stone Crab …

Hiking The Fiery Gizzard Trail To Raven’s Point – South Cumberland State Park – Tracy City, TN

The Fiery Gizzard Trail up to Raven’s Point is one of Tennessee’s finest hikes. I also think it is one of the harder ones. The trail is part of the South Cumberland State Park, near Tracy City, TN. I have hiked part of this trail before with my friend back in 2015. I remembered, from …

Hiking Foster Falls (and Climber’s Loop) – South Cumberland State Park – Sequatchie, TN

We got into town for our hike on the Fiery Gizzard Trail (the next day). We drove up to the south end of that trail and visited Foster Falls (since we wouldn’t be making it to that point on our long hike). We hiked to the bottom of the falls (beautiful) and then took another …

Rock Island State Park – Rock Island, TN (REDUX!?!)

We went to Rock Island State Park…again. We got rained out on our first trip there. REDUX! We rebooked and went right back. We started off heading up Eagle Trail to Blue Hole Trail. The Blue Hole Trail was probably my favorite trail in the park. It is a very unique trail and an unexpected …