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It could possibly be thought-about an adventure in life. One among 33 ′ Winnebago Minnie Winne, 2 vacationers and 5 destinations in Florida, which take us over 800 kilometers. The journey was funtastic and right here you’ll be able to take pleasure in your personal strange and wild RV adventure through Florida

We packed RV with our garments, bedding, food, inflatable kayaks, food and obtained the best way. Certainly one of us drove RV whereas the other drove the automotive we'd like to see in any respect destinations.

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Our plan was to go to Ocala, which has quite a few nature parks and horse farms. County (residence of Manatees!), Everglades Nationwide Park (search for Panther and Skunkapea), Martin County (considered one of Florida's most pleasant small towns) and lastly Cassadaga's religious camp.

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It might have been an formidable plan, however it permits us to explore Florida's strange and wild.



for strings, kayaking, Ma Bakers house launch and a few last-minute pearls.

Kayak to Alexander Springs

We park and launch on a 445 bridge that crosses Alexander Springs Creek.

 Alexander Strings

Keep in mind to verify your map before you begin kayaking to ensure you are on target

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Where did we park us on the paddled bridge beneath and in the direction of the springs.

We took our time to paddle strings that took us about 90 minutes, however the paddle back took about 45 minutes.

 Alexander Strings

It was a tremendous paddle. We weren't involved in springs, but we shortly pulled again before jogging.

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There are numerous water birds and prey birds which you can detect throughout a paddle. Just earlier than we got here again to the automotive, we observed Kotka, which was fairly awesome.

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They’ve alligators the place water is cautious and provides them area.

 Ma Barker House

Ma Barker Home Historic Tour

Ma Barker Home is a part of Marion County's history. Although it was moved from the original location where the capturing befell, the house continues to be as we speak and has been preserved for others to study the good difference between the gang and the FBI in 1935.

 MaBaker then [19659008] I consider they may supply ghost tours in the home sooner or later . Meanwhile, you’ll be able to take a historic tour that shares what happened in the course of the longest capturing time in historical past.

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By the best way, there are still bullet holes in the partitions

Every room has several black and white pictures displaying how these rooms seemed when the FBI made the lead after the fireman stopped.

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It's superb how the rooms look virtually precisely the identical. Critically, it is a very fascinating part of Florida's historical past.

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Boat boat trip in Silver Springs

Explore all hidden jewels underneath Silver Springs water never getting moist once you take a glass backside boat journey in Silver Springs

 Gloass Bottom Boat

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When your eyes are usually not seen through the glass to the world under, look

Monkeys have been taken to the park firstly of the 20th century and you’ll be able to study more concerning the story during your tour

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The image of the monkey is as shut as I might see in the actual monkey in the park.

It will have been nice to see monkeys in Florida.

 The Canyons Ocala

Canyons Zip Strains & Adventure Park

Who knew you will discover Canyons in Florida? Every time I take into consideration Florida, I see a lot of flat land in my thoughts, however Ocala really has a number of hills and surprising canyons!

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Take a Mine and a wine automotive tour and explore a number of the parks on 100 acres as you study concerning the history of the property, the zipper and how these canyons got here.

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This previous rock quarry has a lot of history, caves, wildlife and adrenaline-advancing adventures


Discover the historic middle of Ocala

Okay vele historic area: Ocalan and enjoy the buying and describe the artwork of the horses Ocalassa

Horses are a bit hidden, however maintain your eyes open once you walk and drive round.

Take the fitting paths and chances are you’ll just stroll on unimaginable horse farms and see real horses.

That is a nice horse country and many Kentucky Derby winners have been educated there

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Fort King Nationwide Historic Landmark

Situated simply a brief interest from downtown Ocala, you will see Fort King's national historic landmark.

There’s a reconstructed fort, a small museum, and most significantly, be sure to take a look at a film that provides you the history of the fortress.

The Seminole Wars usually are not from my historical past books, and this was a reminder that a lot of American history has disappeared into common information.

Fortum's go to is free and it’s value taking an hour away from our day to study a little bit

 Ritz Inn Ocala

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Ritz Historical Inn

You possibly can't stay in these places proper now, but Everyone has a haunted story. Hold an eye fixed out for these because they could just return to business once you're in town.

The Ritz Historical Inn was inbuilt 1925 and experienced a hearth in the early years when several friends died.

In 2010, the building was transferred to American Volunteers to rework the building into a residence for homeless veterans

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Seven Sisters B&B

Seven Sisters B&B is an 1890 Gothic Victorian Inn situated in a historic area [19659008] This B&B lodge is considered by many to be the most important lodge in Florida.

The Inn is now on sale so if somebody is in search of an investment, tell me. I might be delighted to think about this glamorous hood inn.

 Eaton Beach on Lake Weir

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Eaton Seashore on Lake Weir

Situated on the gorgeous Lake Weir This seashore restaurant has been a native favorite as a result of its culinary debut was about 4 years in the past. Indoor, outside and even seashore dining are all choices at this Florsianna Cuisine restaurant.

 Eaton Beach on Lake Weir

Florsianna is a blend of southern comfort with some Louisiana flares. To be trustworthy, it’s the best of both worlds upstairs, whereas seashore dining serves recent seafood at Steam Shack.

 Eaton Beach on Lake Weir

Keep in mind to walk a little. I was absolutely concerned with the signs on the best way to Steam Shack.

 Sayulita Taqueria

Sayulita Taqueria

A brand new various to the center of Ocala that makes Taco lovers so joyful.

say straight up… you get Mahi tacos.

Though brown tacos have been actually good

Oh heck, get 3 or four totally different varieties only.

You are not going to attempt plantain

Indoor and outside dining with a full bar.

 Elite resorts in Salt Springs


Elite Salt Springs Resort

Elite Resorts in Salt Springs has a place to be

This RV park is situated across the street from Salt Springs, which is a year-round RV resort as a campsite.

The small lake Kerr Elite Resort is situated in a quiet campsite in Salt Springs

In case you are without RV, you’ll be able to nonetheless take pleasure in every part that Elite is renting in a cabin.

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The resort has a giant clubhouse with giant display TV, household pool, grownup seasonal heated pool and spa, tennis courtroom, horseshoe pitch, volleyball courtroom, shuffleboard fields, boat Launch and dock and 24-hour entry.

This is the right place to discover Ocala National Forest and

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Swim with Manatees

To be trustworthy, this was a lot fun.

Nicely, be truthful, it was a little scary at first. I didn't want to float with my face so much and I may need had some panic attacks once I tried it first.


Floating above the mild sailor is a fantastic experience. Our captain and guide discovered the perfect places we received into the water without disturbing the manatees.

When there was a information within the water, it will float with us to find manatees.

I spent within the water, the extra nice I turned, and it ended up being one of the necessary things on this journey.

 Swim with Manatees

I undoubtedly want to go back and do this again for those who should use a wet go well with 😉

Funny factor with my tub manatees. I met alone in a passenger city!

Okay, for most individuals this is not a massive deal, but I stay in a city with about 10,000 individuals, nobody has ever heard of. Really meet someone from there… EPIC !!! Kelly, I hope your journey is going nicely and that we’ll meet once more soon.

 Three sister springs

Three sister springs

This is a spring kayak adventure.

We visited Saturday and it was filled with kayaks

I might advocate fewer individuals to visit mid-week.

Please notice that using pedal boats is prohibited from 15 November to 31 March, because the springs present a protected place for winter maneuvers.

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Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Natural Park

Go to Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Natural Park to see the endangered panther of Florida, purple wolves, manatees, towing cranes, plenty of totally different birds, black bears, bobcats and in fact alligators.

 Manatee Wildlife Park

Watch Manatees play within the water. Keep in mind to go to the underwater observatory to walk beneath the springs to see manatees and fish from a totally different perspective.

 Homosassa Springs Bobcat

As a bonus, you’ll be able to take pleasure in a boat journey once you park at the visitor middle and take a boat tour to the west of Wildlife Park.

 Ozello AirBoat

Gulf of Mexico Airboat Tour

Be a part of Ozello's boats in Ozello on an airplane soon not to overlook. Boat a boat and slowly depart the fishing village having fun with the views and hearings of this historic area.

If you find yourself free from the free zone, the captain rises up and you throw water over the Gulf of Mexico and the gorgeous St. Martins Reef.

 Ozello Airboat Ride

It felt like we went to the sting of the world during a boat journey. This tour confirmed us the great thing about wild Florida.

We solely saw one boat once we investigated this part of Florida. It is so extremely quiet and peaceful.


Canoeing on the Homosassa River

Take a guided kayak tour to get an summary of the river, historical past and the recent spots in the space.

In case you favor to paddle yourself, River Adventure Excursions additionally rents kayaks.

The time spent within the kayak has been properly spent; )


CITRUS COUNTRY EAT | Crystal River & Homosassa

 Mahi Sandwich

Marguerita Grill

Situated alongside the river. It presents good food, nice views and GIANT Margaritas. Get the Mahi sandwich and corn fritters.


Seafood Seller & Café

Find a little NOLA in Crystal River at Seafood Seller & Cafe. Frankly, this Cajun restaurant makes you assume you stepped into a suitcase and ended up in New Orleans

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Seagrass Waterfront

Situated simply across the street from Nature's Resort RV. The Seagrass Waterfront has an epic tiki bar where you possibly can take pleasure in dinner for cocktails.

I really like how much of the world's restaurants are on the seashore.

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Nature's Resort RV Park

This resort is the right location on the Halls River, with direct entry to the Gulf of Mexico.

There’s a full hook (water, sewer and cable), concrete pads, wooded locations and bottled places (my favorite)

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Providers embrace:

  • Personal marina
  • A-Frame Cabins
  • Boat Rentals
  • Docks
  • Farm
  • Giant Heated Pool
  • Giant Clubhouse
  • Coated Pavilions
  • Planned Activities
  • Tent Campground
  • Pets allowed
  • Recreation Room
  • Recreation Room

RV websites are packed quite shut to each other, however the amenities and location make it a superb campsite whenever you visit the world. 19659180] WEIRD & WILD EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK

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Everglades Space Excursions

Oh lordy, I assumed that the boat in Ozello reached the edge of the world. I had no concept till I took the Russian kayak tour to Everglades.

We took a boat the place the Everglades encountered virtually the Gulf of Mexico once we discovered waterfowl, Eagle rays and in search of dolphins. [19659008]   Everglades kayak

Boat cruise with key, captain unloads our kayaks, shared a totally different space of ​​shells, marine life and fauna, and then it was quite a kayak.

We will paddle around the mangrove islands by watching the birds, watching the leaping fish and enjoying the peace and peace of the Everglades

 Everglades Kayak

This. It was.

 Big Heron Everglades loop

Huge Cypress Loop Street

This 27-kilometer drive presents areas for dragging and looking for alligators, panthers and other wildlife. Some areas supply climbing trails.

Take this experience comfortably and slowly because you never know what you're coming from.

 Everglades loop road

Couple of infants and numerous birds. The path of the hen loop is a nice drive.

At one level I acquired so excited as a result of the SWORE couple ran in entrance of the street. Sadly, once we reached that time, it was a canine with the identical colour and a panther.

 Everglades alligators

Together with the pull-off areas, I met the best pair in North Kentucky. I really like to meet different vacationers and hear about their adventures. This couple runs from one to two large street visitors to new areas every year

I hope they may ultimately collide with this publish – should you do… ..be nice to meet you!

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I’ll have found one in every of Florida's uppermost strange and Skunk Ape headquarters. We requested the Skunk Ape of the present findings, and they have been advised that that they had not occurred for quite a while. There’s also a campground and head workplace, there are a number of boat journeys

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Havana Cafe

We loved most of our meals on the campsite, but we obtained the chance to eat at Havana Cafe in Chokoloskee Island, FL after Everglades Space Tour.

 Havana cafe [1945939] [19659008] An enthralling cafe the place scrumptious food was enjoyed by a Cuban sandwich (oh,

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Burns Lake Huge Cypress

The campsite was just the other of our different campsite. We drove down to a bumpy, dirty street to a campsite with just 10 seats in a small pool

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That is a dry camping space with no hooks and no shade.

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We enjoyed the hearth of the hearth and the starry sky.

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Headwaters Up-Cycled Delivery Container Glamping

We drove from Everglades to the Atlantic Ocean in Florida and parked the RV to take pleasure in a couple of nights at Jampiter.

Click on the video under to verify it.

Stroll through the Headwaters Glamping website in Jupiter, FL Transformed Container

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This glamping function was on the river's major swimmers with lush landscapes, plenty of outside area and sleeping area 6-Eight.

Plus, and this is a actually cool part, Headwaters are transformed into delivery containers! Watch this video.

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Historical Middle Stuart

Stuart is Florida's first city to be awarded the Coastal Dwelling's joyful seaside city in America.

It gives charming outlets, delicious dining, a giant Lyric theater, free music occasions and walks along the Riverwalk.

Downtown Stuart Trolley / Tram Experience

This free service runs each day at 5 stops from the town middle.

The favored historical tour of the previous middle takes about 45 minutes

In truth, the Stuart Museum of Instruction trains tram drivers or city ambassadors referred to as them

 Port of Salerno-ghost tour

Port Salerno Ghost Tour [19659014] Take a 2-hour walk through the historic Port Salerno while emphasizing history and paranormal activities. Deliver Your Digital camera (No Video)

Travel Guides Patrick and Patricia are very conversant in the history of the world and can actually inform you about ghost writing.

 Port of Salerno ghost tour

They even pull out some ghost searching instruments and offer you an experiment.

Whether or not you consider in ghosts or not, this ghost tour is important whenever you're within the area.

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Oh, additionally they have a e-book, treasure shoreline Ghosts and two new books quickly!

 House of Refuge


The shelter is the last remaining almost a dozen shipwreck life-saving rescue stations on the Atlantic coast of Florida. Inbuilt 1876 to assist seamen, its lengthy colorful history dates again virtually 70 years.

These days, it is a museum with life-saving home equipment through the years and displaying the keeper's premises.

three. Might 1919, 1974 US Nationwide Historic Places Register added a shelter

Solely a observe for these in search of some strange stories is rumors that the shelter can

 Florida Oceanographic Center

Florida Oceanographic Middle at 57 an acre nature middle situated on Hutchinson Island in Stuart, FL. The Middle gives coaching packages for individuals of all ages

 Florida Oceanographic Center

Stroll the trails, walk along the lagoon and find sharks, fish, tendons and extra.

 Florida Oceanographic Center

They conduct analysis and restoration packages main to wholesome coastal ecosystems

 Elliot Museum Stuart FL

Tour of the Elliott Museum

The Museum is Recognized for its productive inventor, Sterling Elliott, it has a dynamic and interactive assortment of antique automobiles, classic boats, a powerful baseball collection and a profound story of Treasure Coast historical past and history.

I really like automobiles, so the museum's go to was an epic addition to the journey. PLUS, it is the solely museum in the USA with an automated machine

Sadly, it was out of order once I visited, but principally you selected a automotive from the menu and "Vending Machine" pulls the automotive from inventory and brings it to the show space.

How cool is it?


Drive a drive through Bridge Street Street

Lovely picket canopy strains at Bridge Street, main to Hobe Sound Seashore, Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge and Blowing Rocks Protect.

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Hobe Sound Murals

There are 21 wall murals across the Hobe Sound Vary. You’ll have time to find a few of them during your stay. Every mural has hidden secrets and techniques, a new grip on the shipwreck whenever you look for these secrets and techniques.

 Dickinson State Park

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

This park is simply south of Stuart. Wild Animals in 13 Pure Communities, including Sand, Pine, Pine, Mangroves and River Swamps

The Loxahatchee River, Florida's first, allied Wild and Scenic River, passes through the park.

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Ranger guided excursions of the 1930s pioneer house in Trapper Nelson can be found year-round. Sadly, the river was too shallow for us to get out of Trapper Nelson through the visit.

Ensure to visit the statement tower for unimaginable views of the world.

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Stuart Boathouse

Sit on the deck and benefit from the view whereas enjoying advantageous meals.

 Merritt Island


 Merritt Island

Merritt Island National Wildlife Park

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, the place we took a loop of scenic drives to search for birds. You may sincerely spend the whole day exploring this shelter. Sadly we had about an hour and it wasn't sufficient.

The primary aim was to discover Scrub Jays, however even after we visited their path, we couldn't discover one. It appears that evidently all of the animals referred to us on this journey.

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Lunch at Dixie Crossroads

After the departure of Merritt Island we have been in a position to eat and give up Dixie Crossroads. Situated a brief drive from Merritt Island, Dixie Crossroads is legendary for its Rock Shrimps and has been serving this dish because the 1980s.

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Be certain to take a look at all the news and pictures that adorn the partitions.

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I ordered Mahi a baked potato. Katy ordered Rock Shrimp. I tried one, but shrimp isn't really my thing. That is a great spot to cease for lunch or dinner whereas visiting the island of Merrit.



We saved probably the greatest issues last. Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp is a group of spirit-minded individuals, founded in 1894. We stopped right here to study more concerning the history and beliefs of spirituality

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in Cassadaga

The tour of the camp proved enlightening once we walked the streets, stopped at church, found our wings with fairies and we even stood swirling.

I might say that I feel my individuals are underestimating. I needed to learn the media throughout my visit, but we didn't have time.

Once you see the medium in Cassadaga, you see somebody with some professional expertise.

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We had a little unhappiness that we stated goodbye to Minnie Winnie. Weird and Wild RV was an epic adventure, and I liked every minute of it. More tales and videos will soon come from this trip.

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