Author Archives: Kay Shapiro

Myakka River State Park

We went to Myakka River State Park a couple of weekends ago. Myakka River State Park  is about 9 miles east of Sarasota and about 90 miles south of where we live. It is one of the largest state parks in … Continue reading

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Marking Our Territory

When we walk around the campgrounds, I see people with cute string lights of things like palm trees or flamingos (we are in Florida, after all) and potted plants and little yard flags that say things like “Happy Campers – … Continue reading

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Hillsborough River State Park

We first stayed at HRSP this past February. We reserved a pull-through site, only to arrive and find that the way it was configured, how we had to park to access the water and electric left the trailer door and … Continue reading

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Lake Louisa State Park and Walt Disney World

  One of the first Florida state parks we camped at was Lake Louisa State Park, where some friends of ours had rented a cabin for a games weekend. When it got to be around 10:00 pm, we heard lots … Continue reading

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Getting Ready to Hit The Road

We’re heading off to Oscar Scherer for this month’s weekend jaunt. The trailer is all hooked up to the truck and we just need to finish packing and our morning coffee and take the little car over to Einstein Brothers for … Continue reading

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Campground Hosts Program

Most state park systems have some kind of Campground Host program. This involves signing up (way in advance for those highly desirable  S. Florida campgrounds during the winter months) to volunteer approximately 20 hours per week at the campground in … Continue reading

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No-Sew Privacy Curtains

Our trailer has built-in Venetian blinds on the windows and while these block the sun and offer some privacy during the day, after nightfall, anyone who walks by can easily see around the edges of the blinds and into the … Continue reading

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