Exploring Fort De Soto Park

Fort De Soto County Park

3500 Pinellas Bayway S.,
Tierra Verde, FL 33715 – Fort De Soto Park


If you visit the Tampa Bay area and love beaches, wildlife, and history, you must spend a day at Fort De Soto County Park. Located off St. Petersburg, Florida, Fort De Soto Park is the largest county park in Pinellas County and consists of 1,136 acres made up of five interconnected islands (keys). These keys are home to beach plants, mangroves, wetlands, palm hammocks, hardwoods and scores of native plants. Each of these species plays a vital role in the preservation and protection of the natural environment.



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Visit To Lincoln Memorial

Part 2 of Washington DC series. Photos are from my nephew’s (James Murphy) recent Washington visit



Washington, D. C. has so many places to visit and things to do – many of them are free and deeply connected to the history of our young country.  When you visit, you can be overwhelmed by all that is around you. Take a break, have dinner, and then in the evening go to a historic memorial like The National WW II Memorial or the famous Lincoln Memorial.

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Visiting Washington D. C.: National World War II Memorial

Washington, our nation’s capitol, is filled with historic places and museums, and I was excited to visit it the first time decades ago. I’ve returned several times over the years and there is always something to draw me back. Today I am sharing  our country’s National World War II Memorial at night. These are my nephew’s photos on his recent trip. Thanks James!


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