I was recently in the Florida state capital for an event and had the opportunity to visit the Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park. I had never been before, so it was a treat. Though not a national park to cross off the bucket list, it is a state park. This particular state park holds a fondness in the hearts of many in my extended family, so it was a pleasure to be able to visit it with some of them and learn some new family stories while walking through the beautiful gardens. We could not have asked for better weather.
While gardens may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it was a wonderful way to enjoy the early spring temperatures and to catch a breath of fresh air. Our schedule for the trip to Tallahassee severely limited the length of our visit, so I would love the opportunity to come here again in the future to fully take in the scenery. While we missed the initial blooming period, there were still plenty of flowers to enjoy (as my allergies can attest to!).