When you want to camp, but can’t!

It’s February 26th and I’m going through withdrawals.

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Why am I going through withdrawals, you might ask? Because IT’S BEEN TWO WEEKS SINCE I’VE CAMPED! Two. Weeks. Is. Too. Long. The last excursion was Falling Waters State Park, which, if I’m being totally honest, was my least favorite state park so far. Here’s why. So I’ve been itching to get back on the road but there’s something holding me back. It’s something I’m responsible for and it can’t get done if I’m traveling.

I had no idea there were so many great state parks in Florida but as of today, I’ve been to Juniper Springs, Alexander Springs, St. Andrews, and Falling Waters.

Morning mist at Alexander Springs
pull-through site at Juniper Springs State Park

There are a few campgrounds mixed in there as well, and one of those was a really great experience (Tropical Palms RV Park in Kissimmee, Florida). I’m not a full blown germaphobe but I like to avoid gross things and at this RV park I showered barefoot. Yeah, that’s saying a lot about the cleanliness of their restrooms. Ok, I’m way off track… where were we?

State Parks. Camping. Responsibilities. One day soon, I hope and I pray and I beg and I wish, I’ll be back on the road checking out the many other state parks in Florida. I need more bodies of water in my life so I’ll be looking at springs, rivers, and the ocean.

Ponce Inlet at Ormond Beach, Florida

Until then…. *deep breaths*… patience…

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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