Tag: Florida

  • Gamble Rogers

    Gamble Rogers

    Named for a popular folk singer, Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area is a small park in the southern part of Flagler Beach, Florida. The coast highway, Route A1A, runs through the park creating a beach area, which includes one of the park’s two campgrounds, and an inland area, which borders a section of the […]

  • Downtown Brooksville

    Downtown Brooksville

    When you first drive into Brooksville, Florida, you’ll swear that it’s been there forever. The city has that well-worn look and exudes a comfortable feeling. Since Brooksville is the seat of Hernando County, several government buildings are interspersed among the usual commercial establishments.In a recent visit, I began my short tour of the downtown area […]

  • Cedar Key

    Cedar Key

    You’ll find this remote, quiet island on Florida’s gulf coast north of Crystal River. As you drive west on route 24, civilization falls away and it appears that the clock is running backward. The last part of the trip takes you past salt marsh islands. It is is a good idea to find a place […]

  • Matlacha


    Matlacha is a small Florida island community on the road to Pine Island. When you cross the bridge over Matlacha pass, drive slowly or you’ll miss this little gem brimming with old Florida atmosphere. Matlacha mystique This is a place to wind down, go fishing and then browse the funky art galleries on your way to an […]

  • Fort Myers Beach

    Fort Myers Beach

    Fort Myers Beach, Florida on Estero Island is a popular family resort. While crowded and traffic-choked during the prime winter months (February and March), it is more laid back at other times. The nerve center for young people is the “Times Square” area, which sports shops, restaurants and such nightlife as the island offers. There […]

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