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(John Gorrie Museum State Park, St. George Island State Park, St George Lighthouse,Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, McClay Gardens State Park)

Could 8, 2022

Aunt Ebby’s Ice Cream, St. George Island, Florida

Colourful and busy describe Aunt Ebby’s ice cream finest.

As we drove into the parking zone, we have been intrigued by the colourful constructing and Adirondack chairs- (these snug chairs are a favourite of each the Florida panhandl and the Adirondack Mountains in NY – two very rural areas with completely totally different terrains in love with the identical chairs). We climbed to the blue and purple stairs to the lovable store on the second story. The store was charming and a bit crowded – I assume a number of people wished ice cream as we speak.

Don selected a root beer float and I ordered ice cream ( stunned?) – Mocha Almond Fudge and Blackberry Cobbler. There have been loads of almonds within the mocha and loads of cobbler items within the blueberry swirl ice cream. It was creamy and ideal for this stunning day. We sat outdoors on teal Adirondack chairs and chatted with people from Pensacola, Florida. Aunt Ebbys is an enthralling, pleasant place.

Within the space:

John Gorrie Museum State Park – John Gorrie was a devoted doctor at a time when yellow fever was operating ramped. Though we now know that yellow fever is attributable to mosquito bites, again in John’s day it was believed to be attributable to ‘swamp gasses’. John believed that to get well required convalescing in a cool room, a tall order for the Florida summers within the 1800s. John due to this fact determined to design a machine to make ice and later prolonged his concepts and made plans for an air conditioner.

Mannequin of authentic ice machine utilizing compressed air and salt water to freeze water

The John Gorrie Museum State Park is a small museum that explains the how and why across the growth of ice making. He used compressed gasoline – ammonia got here later – and salt water. Being nerds, we completely loved this museum and the educated workers member who enabled us to know John Gorrie and his invention.

St. George Island State Park – nice swimming space, good strolling paths.

St. George Island strolling path

St. George Island Lighthouse – for over 180 years the St George Island Lighthouse had been saving ships from operating aground on the barrier island. The lighthouse has modified its lens, mild and gasoline supply over time. As we speak the sunshine is off in the course of the turtle egg- hatching seasons, however in any other case on for all to get pleasure from. The lighthouse was open for climbing and the fascinating story of the lighthouse is captured within the mild keeper’s home on the grounds. It is a non-to-be missed cease.

St . George Island Lighthouse

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Parok – Lovely and pristine – most fascinating boat experience

Wakulla springs

‘The world’s largest and deepest freshwater spring is rimmed by an historic cypress swamp’ is how the web site describes this park. To correctly view the waterway requires an informative boat experience. The ranger started by singing a tune of what we are going to see on the swamp after which narrates the experience. The big uncommon turtles, the allligators (each basking and swimming), the anhinga and different birds, the manatees swimming like mussles beneath the clear water all make this pure wonderland an incredible, stunning and peaceable place.

Uncommon turtles on a log

Alfred B Maclay Gardens State Park – in 1923 Alfred and Louise Maclay purchased a property in Tallahassee for his or her winter house. After Alfred’s dying, Marie donated the gardens to Florida for a State Park, however she continued to work on them till her dying in 1973. The gardens are open to stroll by and luxuriate in. The museum space is open January by April, the time of yr when the Maclay household resided there. so we didn’t get to see it.

Fountain, reflecting pool, lake all in a row

A lot of the backyard areas are timber and small lawns. There are additionally some water areas together with a reflecting pool, a lake, and a black-bottomed pool. These have been my favourite areas.

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