|The permanent Christmas display in the little town of Christmas, Florida|
"Key West or Bust" - Day 111
Today my road walk to the beach took me back a month and a half. I remembered the odd feeling I had while hiking on Christmas Day because a family gathering was scheduled for early in the New Year. Today I was hiking through Christmas again and had family on my mind again. I spent half an hour talking to my daughter on the phone as I walked. The last time I saw her was at that family gathering. Christmas does that. It touches warm places - home places - in the heart. So how could I not feel all warm and fuzzy walking through Christmas Florida on a day of bright sunshine and blue sky.
Nearby there is a trail that I would have liked to explore had I known that it was on my route.
I came upon that trailhead parking area with this map after I had already passed near the other end of this trail. The photo I took of the map turns out to be a half decent Selfie - so the whole episode was not a total loss.
Though I was walking roads all day, that doesn't mean I have no nature to observe. Today I passed a new, larger species of wild bromeliad in full bloom.
And I ended the day at Yates Road where I will once again walk with the Florida Trail for about seven miles.
This time the trail will turn right and head south and I will continue east, cross the St. Johns River, and reach the ocean at Cocoa Beach. Stay tuned.
Here's a map of the day's road walk with links to a few more photos.
Road walk through Christmas, FL at EveryTrail
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