Ravine Gardens State Park is in Palatka, Florida about 45 minutes east of Gainesville. The park has two ravines and formal gardens. We hiked the strenuous Azalea Trail in and out of the ravines. This was very steep at points so be prepared for lots of climbing and stairs. We did find a couple of […]
This Christmas marked two years in our full time journey. I love everything about this life. I still wake up every morning grateful and in awe that we actually did it and cannot wait to see where the road takes us. When we first decided to take the plunge three years ago, we immersed ourselves […]
The Mill Creek Preserve is a 1230 acre conservation area in Alachua County, Florida with over 5 miles of hiking trails. We hiked the yellow to orange trail which was 3.3 miles. This was a mostly covered trail with lots of markers to identify the trees. There was a short time where we walked in […]
We wanted to check out a short trail yesterday and came across the Santa Fe River Preserve just north of Alachua. There are two entrances with separate hiking trails in this preserve. The south and main entrance has plenty of parking and a 1.5 mile hike called the Gracy Trail. This is a fun loop […]
This hike is just off I-75 north of Paynes Prairie. It was 3.3 miles to do the entire hike but there are much shorter options. The day we were there we saw a ton of water birds, alligators and horses!
This meatless version of roasted chicken works great in a number of classic comfort food dishes like Cuban chicken and yellow rice and chicken noodle soup. The recipe makes a double batch for us or about 8 servings. Fresh jackfruit will not work for this recipe. Only use the green jackfruit in water that you […]