Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursdays with Mel... Disney-free Florida

It may surprise you to learn that nearly two out of every three of our Florida vacations are Disney-free. I am a native Floridian, so most of our trips to Florida incorporate family get togethers and reunions.
As a native Floridian, I hold a special place in my heart for the Spanish oaks, intracoastal waterways, and lakes of my home state. We just returned - late last night - from my family reunion, so here are some pics of Florida’s natural beauty!

Gem Lake in Central Florida

Intracoastal Waterway in St. Augustine

Historic Matanzas Bay

Matanzas Bay view from the Castillo de San Marcos

Lighthouse view from the Castillo de San Marcos

Natural beauty of St. George Street in St. Augustine

The Castillo de San Marcos 

Yesterday morning! 


  1. Funny you should mention it because we go to Florida every parents have a condo and it is a Disney free vacation. Great pics!!

  2. I've been to The Castillo de San Marcos. It was a fantastic experience. Come to think of it, the whole trip to St. Augustine was a fantastic experience. Great pictures!

  3. Thanks for the comments. St. Augustine is my favorite non-Disney Florida destination. I love the beach, and I love the Old City.