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Mar 16, 2016 - Home on the Prairie, Kissimmee Prairie

We left civilization after an overnighter in Sebastian, FL on Monday and then moved into the center of Florida just north of Okechobee on Tuesday for 2 nights. The sign at the entrance to Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park says this is the "Real Florida". I did a quick Google search to find out what the "Real Florida" is and really didn't find an explanation. Kissimmee Prairie is 54,000 acres of Florida dry prairie located away from both coasts and any major cities which makes it one of Florida’s best locations for stargazing. Dark skies...

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2016 Winter Trek

Jan 26, 2014 - Kissimmee Prairie

We left Fort DeSoto and headed into Florida's interior. While we think of Florida as the land of oranges and grapefruit, there is another agricultural aspect of this state many would not think of. Cattle! We traveled the Cracker Trail and saw herds of cattle - some among orange trees! While Texas is the state most associated with cattle, Florida has a long history and some interesting legends, such as the "Crackers." No, not the munchies you eat with cheese, but cowboys with whips that made a cracking sound and thus the name given to these...

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Jan 23, 2011 - Kissimmee Prairie Preserve

This is the third time in this park so you know we love this one. How do you describe something that is over 54,000 acres large?  Pictures can't do it justice.  When you look at the landscape and there is nothing man made in eyesight.  The quiet of the night.  The sharpness of the stars at night.  The darkest spot in all of Florida.  This land that God has lent us is more glorious than any words I have in my vocabulary.   But mother nature can be cruel too.  The weather rules the land.  Tornado warnings drove us to the bathhouse for a...

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Finding Warmth!



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