Robert Hartung Rocks

Florida's Best Kept Secrets
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I'm Robert Hartung, the Bookworm Cowboy! We live in beautiful Lakeland, Florida, with our wife of over 35 years, Rebekah Hartung, Tutti Cowgirl! I'm originally from Riverside, New Jersey. We're both retired and being retired rocks. No more alarm clocks. No more long drives to work or punch clocks. No more company politics. Can you believe it? Life Rocks! Did I say we both live in Florida? Yeah, Florida has many state parks, amusement parks, beautiful beaches, caves, and other attractions; it is easy to see why Florida is a popular retirement destination.
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Florida's Best Kept Securities

Koreshan State Park

Koreshan State Park offers a fascinating journey back in time to when a utopian group settled in the Florida frontier. Through exhibits and tours, one can reflect on the many ways people thrive in our natural world. It's located at 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero, FL. Click Here for more information.

Patch of Heaven Sanctuary

Patch of Heaven Sanctuary is a hidden gem located in MIAMI that will blow you away. The sanctuary is a non-profit organization and is a lush habitat featuring tropical gardens, hammocks, wildlife, and historic structures. It's Located at 21900 Southwest 157th Ave, Miami, FL. Click Here to Learn More.

Devil's Den Spring

Devil's Den Spring is a unique privately owned underground spring cave located in Williston, Florida. They offer snorkeling 7 days a week. Snorkeling does not require certification, so come enjoy the day with your family and explore everything this natural wonder has to offer. It's Located at 5390 NE 180th Ave Williston, FL. Click Here to Learn More.

Dry Tortugas National Park is a national park located about 68 miles west of Key West Florida. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. The archipelago's coral reefs are the least disturbed of the Florida Keys reefs. It's Located at 40001 SR-9336, Homestead, FL 33034. Phone: (305) 242-7700 Click Here to Learn More.

Butterfly World, where 20,000 exotic butterflies and birds take flight! Beautiful gardens with many different and unique species of butterflies that you won t find anywhere else. Great picture taking opportunities of the butterflies.  It's located at 3600 W Sample Road, Coconut Creek, FL. Phone: (954) 977-4434 Click Here to Learn More.

Butterfly World
Three Sisters Springs

Three Sisters Springs National Wildlife Refuge. They offer shuttle service, walk-in, and bicycle-in access to the refuge. It's located at 123 NW US Highway 19, Crystal River, FL. Phone: (352) 586-1170 Click Here to Learn More.

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Weeki Wachee is an enchanted spring where you can see live mermaids, take a trip on a river boat cruise, learn about Florida wildlife, and swim in the pristine waters at Buccaneer Bay. It's located at 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee FL. Phone: (352) 597-8484 Click Here to Learn More.

Coral Castle Museum

Coral Castle is an limestone structure created by the Latvian-American eccentric Edward Leedskalnin. He spent more than 28 years building Coral Castle and the coral was harvested from Ed’s property in Florida City and Homestead. It's located at 28655 South Dixie Highway, Miami, FL. Phone: (305) 248-6345 Click Here to Learn More.

Whimzeyland is the home of Kiaralinda and Todd, two working artists that love to share their yard with the world. Yard is always open. If you would like to schedule a private tour of the home. Call for details. This unique home is located at 1206 3rd St N, Safety Harbor, FL. Phone: 727-725-4018 Click Here to Learn More

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

The Edison & Ford Winter Estates date from 1885, when Thomas Edison first visited Florida and purchased the property to build his vacation home.  It's located at 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL Phone: (239) 334-7419 Click Here to Learn More.