silent sunday: paynes prairie preserve, micanopy, florida

Paynes Prarie Preserve State Park is one of our local gems. Nestled between Gainesville and Micanopy, the prairie is over 22,000 acres and contains amazing wildlife, including alligators, wild horses, bison, and numerous bird species. This trail, the one we walked on this last Saturday in December, is the La Chua Trail. We capped off our 5 mile hike with dinner and drinks at Satchel’s Pizza.

It was a most perfect Saturday.

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5 Responses to “yellowstone national park and old faithful”

  1. Macaroni Mama — July 9, 2014 @ 5:17 pm

    I love revisiting these memories. I should have been older when we took our trip in order to appreciate how to write about it as eloquently as you do.

  2. Amy — July 11, 2014 @ 8:26 pm

    Beautiful photos and writing! This type of trip is on our “to-do” list one of these days. You’re making me want to do it sooner than later. My children are similar in age to yours and would love all of the adventures out West.

    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Paula — July 12, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

    I did not know that the hot springs smelled like rotten eggs! Such lovely photographs (love the one of the kids clinking their glasses together). I don’t know if I shall ever get to Yellowstone but your write-up and photos certainly make me wish I could one day!

  4. Gail — July 16, 2014 @ 8:42 am

    Magnificent photos, MJ. You’ve made indelible memories with this trip!

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