I Experienced My First Rocket Launch! in Cape Canaveral, Florida

If you don’t personally know me, I’m a HUGE aerospace + space nerd. Always have been. I mean, I’m a huge science nerd in general, but aerospace is one of my passions and is central to my career. I used to work at NASA but have since left to go into the private industry, which…

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Taking a Safari Ride + Tackling Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida

I went to Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom! I’ve really wanted to go to Animal Kingdom specifically to go on the Expedition Everest rollercoaster, so it may seem silly to go just for one ride, but it was worth it! I went to Orlando to celebrate my birthday on Memorial Weekend, so the last weekend…

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Climbing a 250-Year-Old Tree at Treaty Oak Park in Jacksonville, Florida

If you’re ever in downtown Jacksonville and are looking for somewhere to have a picnic, sit outside, or just enjoy a giant 250-year-old tree, I would definitely stop at Treaty Oak Park! The Jessie Ball DuPont Park, aka Treaty Oak Park, is a few minutes walk from the Jacksonville Riverwalk in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. It…

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Visiting Florida’s Second Oldest Lighthouse: St. Marks Lighthouse in Crawfordville, Florida

About 3 hours away from me, about 25 miles south of Tallahassee, in Crawfordville, Florida, is St. Marks Lighthouse. St. Marks Lighthouse is claimed to be the second oldest lighthouse in Florida, built in the 1830’s, and it one of the most photographed landmarks along Florida’s Gulf coast – and for good reason! It’s absolutely…

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Exploring the Deepest Springs in North America: Wakulla Springs State Park, Florida

As soon as I heard about this place, I knew that I *had* to go, and I wanted to go before busy season starts (aka, summer). So, I got in my car and drove 3 hours from Jacksonville to Wakulla Springs State Park, located about 15 miles south of Tallahassee. Wakulla Springs is the deepest…

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