registersoccer campsEDUKICK Soccer Boarding Schoolslanguage immersionteam toursEDUKICK Soccer Tournaments Abroad

England
France
Italy
Mexico
China
Brazil
Israel
Canada
Greece
Spain
Germany
Holland
 

About Us

About Us
 

Credit Accepted


EDUKICK Store

Florida Camping

by: Steve Gillman

 “  The Beast  
Florida camping can be expensive. My wifa Ana and I paid $23 to camp
The Language & Culture Soccer Camp Experience of a Lifetime! EduKick SOCCER CAMPS!
 in our conversion van one night. Of course, it was at a beautiful state park on the beach, and in the morning we saw a dolphin swimming near shore.

Florida camping can be inexpensive too. While at the beach, we heard we could camp
The Language & Culture Soccer Camp Experience of a Lifetime! EduKick SOCCER CAMPS!
 for free at the isolated campgrounds which dotted the Apalachicola National Forest. Naturally, our frugality sent us into alligator country.

We camped two nights in the dark woods, next to the dark waters of a slow river. There was was an old guy who seemed to be living there, and a young couple with their two-year-old daughter. Lester was from England, Kari from Texas, and Indya was born in Guatamala. They met in India, of course.

No crowds, and the price was right. March nights can be chilly here, so the six of us circled the fire at night, trading stories, and sometimes sneaking down to the water to look for the eyes of alligators. Unfortunately, we saw nothing, but we did hear splashes in the night.

Lake Talquin

The old guy told us that camping was also free at Williams Landing, on Lake Talquin, about twenty minutes west of Tallahassee. We moved up there, looking forward to the hot showers. Lester, Kari, and Indya followed the next day in "The Beast," which was an old RV that had carried them there from Texas.

For eight days, we continued trading stories around the fire each night. We saw all kinds of wildlife. Packs of armadillos walked through camp
The Language & Culture Soccer Camp Experience of a Lifetime! EduKick SOCCER CAMPS!
, and giant grey herons fished offshore from the van. There were racoons, owls, squirrels, ducks, and turtles. Then there was the "monster."

I was poking around near a corner of the lake, when I heard the splash. We had already seen two small alligators sunning themselves the day before, but this one had to be a giant. I returned with Ana the next morning, and again heard the splash, but it was under the water before we could see it.

Every morning we visited the monster once the sun was high enough for him to come out and soak up the heat. We caught glimpses, enough to know he was at least ten feet long. Lester and Kari made a "Crocodile Hunter" movie of us stalking it. Soon it no longer panicked, but just slowly lowered itself into the water, as if getting ready to hunt us properly.

After that we stopped trying to get so close to it. The five of us went to view alligators safely after that, from the tour boat at Wakulla Springs. I even got the chance to jump off of the big diving platform there. We eventually said our goodbyes and went our separate ways, but we hope it wasn't our last time in Florida, camping.

About The Author
Steve Gillman hit the road at sixteen, and traveled the U.S. and Mexico alone at 17. Now 40, he travels with his wife Ana, whom he met in Ecuador. For travel stories, tips and a free e-book, visit: http://www.EverythingAboutTravel.com.

Experience The Sea At OrlandoÂ’s Sea World
AES Reminds Students to Begin Preparing Applicatio...
Major League Soccer Scores Goals with Vocus On-Dem...
Ole-ole-ole or big European football pilgrimage
Customized World Presents the Personalized Jersey ...
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Meet Their Match in ...
European Soccer Camp - Soccer Boarding Schools and...
Trend of Turning 21 in Vegas Gets a Name and a Mis...
Sofia’s Church of Saint Sofia
Tips To Learn English Posted By : George Williams

[ Archive Listings ]

Host Countries


Germany
Spain
Canada
Israel
Brazil
France
Italy
Mexico
China
England
Holland

Free Soccer Advice
Submit your email address and question below.
 

Your Email Address:

Question?



Copyright © 2006. All Rights Reserved. Property of EduKick™.  
1-866-EDU-KICK  

Developed & Hosted by Cyber Shark