Thursday, April 23, 2015

River Ranch

Have you ever gone out into the woods? How about taking your ATV out in the mud? How about going for a swim in a swim hole? Well if you enjoy all of these activities you should visit a mud park called River Ranch. In this park you can go camping, fishing, hunting (only during the seasons), and mudding. River Ranch has many acres of different activities. River Ranch is a private area, so you'd have to know someone or have property up there. You also have to wear neon orange in certain areas of the park. Also you have to put neon orange flag on your vehicle, no mater a truck or an ATV. Also you need to have a sticker on your vehicle to show that you're a member of the camp. Also,at your camp sights you can build a little house, use tents, or bring your campers. You can do what ever you want on your property, as long as in legal. River Ranch dose not supply you with food or other items. You have to bring your own. Also you can have camp fires but make sure it is completely out before you go to sleep.  Also if you see any animals out side the hunting area don't mess with them, if you leave them alone so will they. Also be safe and wear helmets when you are on your ATV and do at a safe speed. In my opinion River Ranch is one of the best places to go with your family because you can spend quality time with one another.

The Main Gate

Monday, April 13, 2015

Cabin Fever

Ever wanted to just get away from the city life, traffic, and people? well I found the best place you can go with your family! In a little place called St. Petersburg, it's the best way to get out into fresh air and away from the your regular busy life. Ever heard of a St. Petersburg KOA? Well, you are about to! This KOA allows you to rent cabins, bring your RV, or you can even bring your tents to camp out for a few nights. It is even pet friendly environment! Depending on what time of the year you visit the KOA, they plan something almost every day. They have movie nights,  bingo nights, teen club, teen party nights, and even a pool party twelve times a year for the younger kids. They have one every month. Everyone that visits this KOA yearly are very friendly and caring. The KOA is full of fun activity's to do with your family, for instance they have mini-golf, hot tubs, pool, biking, game center, and even boats that you can rent. They also have great fishing spots in the KOA, if you enjoy to fish. But you do need to bring your own food and bedding. Other than that everything is perfect in this little KOA. There is also an old bridge that you can fish off of a mile away from the camping area. It is called the "Sunshine Skyways Bridge" you can fish off there and catch many different fish you can also see on top of the water and maybe even see a shark! In the area there is also many beaches and little stores to shop at.One last part you should go check out before you leave is The Pear, The Pear has many little shops and restaurants to go to. You might even see some dolphins when your over looking the ocean. You should check this KOA out if your ever in St. Petersburg, I guarantee that you would have a great time with your family!

"We always come up here on our spring break, We've been here more times than I can count. I enjoy coming up here because all the different things that are here and not back in Miami. I also enjoy being with my uncle Austin and we always end up getting in some sort or trouble up here. All the members of this KOA are very understanding and polite, and the cabins and bathrooms are always clean."
                                                      -Rebecca Veverka

Our Spot!
This is a picture I took of a little spot in the KOA that my Uncle and I visit all the time, We had even carved our names in a stump bear the water. Every year we put a little line next to our names to show other people how many times we go there!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Unique Island

There are many places in Florida that are beautiful and unique places, Dry Tortugas. It's a national park in the Florida Keys. This park is the most unique places in the world. This National Park has seven beautiful islands. What makes this unique is there are millions of bricks and different building structure and it's also very mystic. Dry Tortugas is famous for the sea life, coral reefs, and sunken shipwrecks. Many people from all over the world would come to this park to scuba dive, fish and camp with their families.  You can find it in the Gulf of Mexico; it is 70 miles away from the Keys. The island is 98 acres and has white sand to walk on.  People had told me that they heard about the island and told me read about how beautiful the island was but never visited and stayed in the island.  

“I have been there with my girlfriend two times and it’s such a beautiful view of the ocean. The only thing we needed to bring was our camping equipment and food. But we did have a really good time.”   
    Austin Veverka, 
                                   "It was a great experience especially with my girlfriend."

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Outdoors

Some people my age would rather stay inside all day and eat junk food, watch tv, and or sleep. Me on the other hand would rather grab my fishing pole or grab my running shoes and spend the day outdoors.I spend most of my weekends outside working with my dad on his truck or camping in a little city called Homestead. Homestead if full of farm fields, animals, and woods. Lots of woods Also great places to go mudding, fishing, even camping. This blog is going to be about how I am living the Florida life outdoors.