Paris Landing State Park + Paris (TN?!?)

I don’t know if Emily has always wanted to go to Paris. Regardless, I took her. I’m like that! I make dreams and wishes come true! [record scratch] Paris, TN! We did some more winter camping at Paris Landing State Park on Kentucky Lake. Hitting a state park on a lake in the middle of …

Big Cypress Tree State Park – Greenfield, TN

I feel like I got punked?!? We went to a state park named for a huge, 1,300-year-old, bald cypress tree. Big Cypress Tree State Park…BUT…NO TREE?!? I actually knew the tree had been struck by lightning back in the late 70s. I thought if I drove out to the middle of nowhere I’d at least …

Eagles at Reelfoot Lake State Park – Tiptonville, TN

We took a winter camping trip out to northwest Tennessee to see the eagles at Reelfoot Lake. We saw 55 on our tour. According to the ranger, that is a lot! It felt like it and was pretty awesome. We also hiked on the very pretty boardwalk trail at the park. It was evidently so …

Everglades National Park – Flamingo and Royal Palm Area

This was my favorite day in the Everglades. We were at Flamingo campground, which is the southernmost part of the continental US. I started off earlier than the rest of my crew with some sunrise solitude. Another reason I was up early was to be at the ranger station to get ranger-led kayak tour passes …

YouTube Famous! 100k Views Comments Review!

Seen out in the wild! 100k views! In case you didn’t know…I’m a pretty big deal. YouTube Famous! HA! NOT! Only 68,999,500 subscribers until I catch Justin Bieber! [Joey contemplates taking his shirt off and dancing more in his videos…then, quickly stops thinking of this] I enjoy making videos about our travels (and other things). …

YouTube Famous – Recognized In The Wild!

The day I created my YouTube channel I told Emily “one day we’ll be walking around and people will recognize us”. She looked at me with a very common look I’ve seen many times over the years we’ve been married. Many, many hair-brained schemes later I know the look very well. It is kind of …

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 …