We arrived in Florida in mid-October and spent a few days at Tallahassee Campground which is managed by Don Casto and his wife Connie. Don is an old friend from south Texas and he is doing a great job here. The park and sites are spacious and clean, very well kept.
While in Tallahassee, we took the opportunity to tour the downtown area. Tallahassee is the capitol of Florida and also a college town. We toured the capitol buildings, both the old capitol and the new modern building. The old building is more of a traditional style with the iconic dome, while the new building is a tall, skyscraper type and can be seen for miles around. It is 22 stories tall and the locals evidently aren’t too excited about it. However, we found it to be beautiful and functional inside, plus the view from the 22nd floor is amazing. It is just across a small courtyard from the old capitol so it is easy to visit both. Definitely a must see! From there it was a short walk across the street to the Florida History Museum which is very rich in historical information around Florida’s past concerning Native Americans and slavery. All was very well done, interesting, and far too much to take in on one visit. We very much want to return.
So far in all our travels, we seem to like Tallahassee the best if and when we decide to put down roots, but that is hopefully a long way off.