I actually went to Fort De Soto Park two days in a row. The large park has plenty of space, more than one beach, walking trails, places to refill gallon water containers, and (outdoor) showers, which satisfies all my requirements (minus a place to park to sleep overnight). 303 more words
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The Crystal River Archaeological site is a pre-Colombian complex of six burial and temple mounds (and one midden) that surround a central plaza. Occupied continuously from around 200 BC, the site provides invaluable evidence from three distinct archaeological periods – the Swift Creek Deptford culture that was succeeded by the Weeden Island culture around 300 AD, and finally the Safety Harbor culture that began around 1300 AD. 307 more words
The last week of January I traveled to the Crystal River area on the gulf coast of Florida where I wandered around for a few days exploring some short trails in the Crystal River Preserve State Park and the nearby Fort Island Beach. 476 more words
About a week ago one of the big stories was that ISIS was destroying ancient Assyrian artifacts in Iraq…….the competent world was aghast.
As a history buff especially the Middle East, I was appalled at the wonton destruction of history by ISIS….I also said at the time that, to me they did not appear to be the genuine relics, that they were too difficult to break up for them to be sandstone……… 43 more words