Florida State Parks – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

As a female writer, women authors have always been my role models. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Pulitzer Prize winning author of “The Yearling” and “Cross Creek,” falls into that literary hero category, and I couldn’t wait to see where she wrote her most famous works. As she said herself: β€œI do not understand how anyone can…

Florida State Parks – Wakulla Springs State Park

The river boat slipped down the Wakulla, gliding a few feet above swaying eel grass, swimming mullet, impressive gar and cool spring water. The park’s boat tour, led by a local ranger, took my husband and I along the banks for over a mile before turning back to the dock near the swimming area. Read…

Florida State Parks – Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail

Savanna and Brian stood at the edge of the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail, gazing at the bright green leaves and red petals of a mystery wildflower. They examined the shape of the blossom, the texture of the leaves, the habitat in which we found ourselves, then turned to online guides within their cell phones. After a moment,…