Papas World – traveling the back roads of Florida!

We left our rental on Friday – the 28th at 8:45 AM.

But one last stop and picture

one of our walks we took almost everyday!

There was a blocks long park with a walking path
right across the street from us.
Either direction we went – trees – oak – palm
and these yellow flowered trees!
Everything was blooming and so green!

We decided that we would avoid the major four lanes

and drive the roads less traveled

even though it would take us through towns

red lights – and maybe a little longer!

We would end up at Jacksonville beach

for two nights for Sherry to attend a regional conference

for her Juice Plus Company – and our room –

was Ocean front – with a balcony!

Flagler Beach

The roads were straight – mostly four lane

speed limit 60 and hardly any traffic!

It was just peaceful and full of wonderful views!

And we made great time and were at 1A1 –

the highway that runs alongside the Atlantic Coast!

The first beach we came to was Flagler Beach-

very narrow but really a blue color to the water!

Hard to see the color
but it was not the typical Atlantic
color you see up and down the coast!
Very narrow beach
going in both directions
no houses on the beach side
all across the road!
I do not know what it would be like in a storm
not much space on the beach!

We then headed North and our next stop was at the

first Marine land!

I had no idea this was here
And it was the location where they
shot the old TV series
which I watched as a child!
I actually met Lloyd Bridges and his wife
at a airport as they were waiting
for their flight.
Somewhere I have a picture of them!

Many famous people have been here and at one time

it says there were more Dolphins than people!

This beach was much wider
and the boardwalk and restrooms
were very nice.
At first I thought these boulders
were put here
but the sign says they are 100’s of thousands years old
made from sand and other substance
A very nice boardwalk along the beach

And you can see where sand has either blown in

or washed in?

Not sure – but in the next picture – there was a lot of sand

on the boardwalk!

Sand on boardwalk at Marine Land!

Thank you for reading Papa’s World


Watch for my next blog as the trip continues!


Papas World – walking historic Winter Haven

One thing we most wanted in our AIRBNB

We had to have access to walking

And there had to be things to walk to!

This – we have – as we walk everyday –

and it is mostly warm – shaded – and sun

And safe to walk about!

View from our front entrance
facing toward
the Old Town
of Winter Haven Fla.

We could walk a block and we were

in a redeveloped park – with benches and lots of shade!

This section has all been upgraded

pastel brick painted

bright colors

The old buildings
made of brick
painted and trimmed out
full of different stores
One of four different streets
with the coffee shop
and library at the end
of the street

In this picture – the park is at the left

and in total runs a good four blocks

At the end of the park
in the direction left
is a lake where every
third Saturday
is a ski show
put on by Cypress Gardens!
A ski jump
in the lake for the show
Part of the area
for the ski show

And YES – there are gators in these lakes!

However – we never saw any here!

I would not go swimming
or wading here
they say go to the middle of the lakes
to swim or water ski
but I will pass!

However – the views are awesome!

And we walked here often!

The trees are green
with flowers
almost all of them
This was laying
on the ground
and was really soft

In the opposite direction

we often walked more

simply because all the stores

bars and restaurants

saloons and barber shops

a lot of either one

and the smells of lunch – dinner

and music!

The entrance to the library
to the right
and our favorite coffee shop
to the left
Where Ella would have a
chocolate chip cookie!

We would stop every evening

for a small coffee and ice tea

and just sit and watch the sunset

One of the many fountains
in the park

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After our daily walk
back to the confines
of our rental
and looking forward to our next walk!

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