Escaping Reality at Fort Pickens, Florida

Our visit to the Gulf Islands National Seashore was brief. So brief it must have been a dream. It is only in dreams you can convince a grumpy-die-by-the-rules ranger to let you in the campground without reservations after the gate has closed at dusk.

It is only in dreams you see turbulent clouds dancing with shadows on white sand beaches. It is only in dreams you hear driftwood silently whistling to the tune of time.

We explored Fort Pickens early morning discovering history in her shadows and mystery in her corridors. Thing Two was on the lookout for approaching enemies. Thing One considered the structural elements and their uses. By the time the sun had made her full ascent, we were piling into the truck and heading east.

Love and Laughter,

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I'm Jenn and I'm so happy you stopped by our little corner of the web. My favorite moments are cuddling with my boys, listening to the purrs of my cat, and sipping warm cups of tea. The smell of orange blossoms conjures up delightful memories of childhood even though I grew up in Indiana hundreds of miles from citrus groves. I love animals and when I'm stressed I dream of owning a goat farm. I love art, road trips, books, and food. Vintage clothes make me ridiculously happy. Red lipstick is my friend.

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5 Responses to “Escaping Reality at Fort Pickens, Florida”

  1. Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) Says:

    I love that both the fort and the sun are female 🙂 I’ve heard ships and planes being called ‘she’ and ‘her’ before. I love it. And love the driftwood whistling. Those arches are stunning.


  2. Marlene Kusner Says:

    Still counting? Where can I sign up. And would like to be involved in next year’s count.


  3. Marya Lage Says:

    Very informative, usually cultural and art doesn’t pop into ones mind when thinking of Florida. Florida is rich with culture and art and many other activities to do in the day time.


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