Mosquito Whisperer, Bad Apple and a Dead Battery
Collier Seminole State Park
Maybe Florida was not a good choice after all… Maybe I’m the biting insect whisper. We decided to split our week in two and after spending the first half at W.P. Franklin we headed down to Collier Seminole State Park in Naples, Florida. A quick history of the park, in 1920 Barron Collier owned a million acres, which included a hardwood forest known as Royal Palm Hammock. This was because of a strand of native royal palm trees that grew there. A 150 acres were reserved for what was hoped to be the “Lincoln-Lee National Park. The government did not accept the proposal and it became a county park…
Lock me up, rubber trees and sea cows!
W.P. Franklin North Campground
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers almost burnt our house down, so staying at a USACE campground sometimes brings back some not so good memories. More on that later. W.P. Franklin Campground is the second USACE Campground we’ve stayed at, and I have to say, so far, they’ve done a nice job with the parks. W.P. Franklin sits on a small peninsula on the Caloosahatchee River, part of the Okeechobee Waterway in Alva, Florida. On one side is a lock that was partly built for flood control. According to their website, approximately 15,000 vessels pass though the lock yearly. Although we didn’t see a one? There are 30…
YouTube in the woods,
bitey things and
Oscar Scherer State Park, Florida
I do think we were the only ones on the course watching YouTube Videos.