Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is an absolute gem. It’s 11 miles of maintained, drivable nature trails with an incredible amount of flora and fauna to see. It’s the closest you’ll likely get to Florida nature without hopping in a kayak.
So, it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted to this blog – just over 5 years, to be precise. I haven’t stopped kayaking, but I had stopped blogging about it. Between then and now, I’ve moved from the Orlando area to Pittsburgh (where the kayaking is vastly different) and […]
… but I did get to ride on a manatee.
Kayak Cutie and I decided to take a little mini-vacation this weekend. We found a good rate at the Crowne Plaza – Westshore near Tampa Int’l Airport. Arriving mid-afternoon on Saturday, we hit the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, had a stellar dinner at Doormet (Truffle Mac ‘n’ Cheese!), and retired early. […]
A friend of mine shared a profound article with me from the Wall Street Journal, titled “Mom Was Right: Go Outside”. It touches on evidence that being outdoors, especially in nature, improves mood, creativity, and general well-being. The article definitely hit home for me. I’ve been an avid “indoorsman” since […]