Wekiwa Springs State Park

Where are you going for the winter?

We heard that question a number of times over this summer, and among our seasonal-spot co-horts back in Michigan you could have almost just asked “where in Florida are you going this winter?”

We didn’t set out to be young Michigan snowbirds, and indeed...

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Lebanon Crisis

Editors Note: We're blogging through We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel.

In July 1958, a civil war seemed about to start in Lebanon between Christians and Muslims. At the same time, diplomatic relations with Egypt had fallen apart after Lebanon President Camille Chamoun kept ties with the West after the Suez Canal incident. As tensions mounted within Lebanon,...

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Starkweather Homicide

Editors Note: We're blogging through We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel.

Charlie Starkweather was born on November 24, 1938 in Nebraska. He had six brothers and sisters. The Starkweather’s were a kind family, and the children were well-behaved.

Charlie Starkweather had several defects from birth. His legs were misshapen, he had a speech impediment, and he had...

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Palatka, Fl & Thanksgiving 2014

The holidays are often a time of stress for many people. For nomadic travelers, holidays can have the added stress of making sure they have a campground reservation for that time. Guess who didn’t have a reservation for the week of Thanksgiving? Did you know that Florida State Parks may be...

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