Hanging out in the Hammock at Philippe Park in Safety Harbor


busy-wild-redMany places call to us but few beg us to stay like Phillipe Park in Safety Harbor.  The post card like views, great fishing spots, beachy views, wooded waking areas, and plentiful spots to park and picnic all make this a beautiful weekend destination for the entire family. Continue reading

Taking time for tea- Our cozy Florida Autumn


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Tea time has been known for centuries as a social time, a time for tradition, for health, self care, and a time for comfort.  Tea time is my time.  It’s been a long week but I know stealing a moment to regain my zen is always within reach.

Baby it’s cold outside.  No not really, I live in Florida but we can pretend. Continue reading

Free Museum Day in St Pete

st-pete-museum-of-history-free-museum-day-spf16-baseball-shoeless-joe-jacksonThis past Saturday was SPF 2016- Arts Alive and it was a blast!  This idea of offering a free day to introduce culture and history through local museums was adopted from the Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live which began 12 years ago.

We began preparing our day the night before by planning out the museums we wanted to see and mapped our route since we would park and walk to them all.  While this is a wonderful way to spend the day with the entire family, my husband and I decided we needed some us time and opted to make this a date. Continue reading

Moccasin Lake Park Clearwater Florida

owl moccasin lake rescue clearwater florida wild redThis past weekend we took full advantage of the break in the rain (and pre-hurricane gorgeous weather) to get out and explore.  Cabin fever strikes our home quickly, so we take any opportunity to move and be outdoors.

Moccasin Lake Nature Park offered us a great Sunday out by filling us with knowledge, and then releasing us to the wild to walk off those pesky ants in the pants from not moving much all week. Continue reading

Tropical storm to hurricane- Hermine’s passage through Florida

hurricane hermine 2016 pinellas county wild red 2It has been a very wet a wild week here in Pinellas County Florida.  As Hermine approached, we all watched carefully.  Following a hurricane in Florida is very different from when one approached up North.  The feeling here is more of community and enjoying the downtime after preparations were made. Where as up North, we are more prep and hide out in the house with our supplies type of people.  The flighty nature of storms here on the gulf coast amaze me as they come and go many times before passing completely through. Continue reading

Hillsborough River State Park- Rainy Family Day

hillsborough river state park tampa wild redThis past weekend we were blessed enough to be given a beautiful morning/afternoon with friends so it seemed only right to cap it off with some exploring!

The drive to the Hillsborough River State Park was gorgeous!  Beautiful deep blue skies and white puffy clouds the entire way.  We felt really lucky to be given such a great day to venture out. Continue reading

The Beach Tampa

the beach tampa bill pit wild red instagram photoImagine diving into a gigantic ball pit in the middle of the city.  If you’re from the area or visiting you have heard news of The Beach Tampa.  No this isn’t a sand and water type of beach.  This beach is an arena filled with 1.2 million white balls and surrounded by mirrors to reflect the endlessness of a real beach.  Adorned with lifeguard chairs, and floaties you really felt a sense of playfulness approaching “the waters”.  I even requested our son test the temperature before we proceeded in behind.  Continue reading