This morning, husband and I went on a hike to the Teddy Roosevelt Area of Timucuan National Preserve in north of Jacksonville.
This was day one of my fifty-five adventures: my birthday began with a bang.
Timucuan was named for the Native American tribes who once roamed this part of Florida. The hammock and its trails are filled with live oaks, cedar, pine and saw palmettos.
Willie Browne and his family lived on this land for over close to one hundred years. Willie lived in a small cabin that is no longer standing (but the foundation is still there.)
The trail takes you around through the woods and along the salt marsh. We saw pileated wood peckers, snowy egrets, and other shore birds.
The first of many adventures!