Why You Have To Camp With Your Dog At O’Leno State Park In Florida

Camping with dogs can be one of the most enjoyable ways to travel. In these times of social distancing and keeping healthy and safe, camping can be a breath of fresh air.

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Whether you are taking a weekend or weeklong camping trip with this dog. O’Leno State Park in High Springs, Florida should be on your list of places to visit.

A park or campground doesn’t have to be big for our family to enjoy it. But it does have to offer outdoor opportunities for the dogs and privacy for the persons.

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O’Leno State Park surprised us with unique characteristics which made our camping trip here with Peanut Butter Brickle and Digby Pancake enjoyable and relaxing.

Brickle and Digby’s List Of Why You Should Camp With Your Dog At O’Leno State Park

• Quiet atmosphere

• Private and spacious campsites, most with partial fences

• Numerous, dog friendly trails to explore

• Historic outbuildings to wander around

• Friendly staff and Camphosts

Boy Person and Girl Person’s List Of Why You Should Take Your Dog to Hunsader Farms Campground

• Dogs are welcome on all trails, in the campground and any outside, open structure

• Swimming and other water sports available in park

• Clean restroom and hot showers!

• Easy, online reservations

• Other attractions within easy driving distance

• Star gazing at night

• Private campsite with partial fence to enjoy space with your dogs without worry of people walking thru your campsite.

• Numerous, historic and informative displays to learn about local history

• Rescued wildlife to learn about

• Quiet and friendly park vibe

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Can I Borrow A Jar Of Peanut Butter?

This is Peanut Butter Brickle.  Obviously, you know by now that I love peanut butter almost as much as I love myself.

Yes. But there is someone else that loves peanut butter almost as much as I do.  And apparently he is gives no apologies for his obsession.

There we were.  Enjoying our own campsite as all good campers do.  I don’t need to come into your campsite.  You don’t need to come into mine.  And I wouldn’t suggest it.


But I was watching the campsite across from us.  I am always watching.  And I am always listening.  Especially when I hear the words peanut butter. Loudly.


The campers were in their fancy, schmancy gazebo.  Which I was secretly wishing I had one too.It’s true.

And then I heard it, “oh, really?  The whole jar of peanut butter, man?” and you guessed it, or perhaps I’ll just give it away, because I am impatient like that.  It was a squirrel.  A very hungry squirrel.  Or a squirrel who just needed some peanut butter with his jelly.  And he had his whole head in the jar.

You can be early.  You can be late.  You can be on time.  But you will never have perfect timing like the squirrel.  He can get into a gazebo, stick his head in a jar of peanut butter, and said peanut butter will be gone lickety split.

Now, to my surprise, the gazebo, fancy camper did not get mad.

The gazebo fancy camper just simply got the empty jar of peanut butter and got his gazebo little person something else to eat for lunch.  But Boy Person couldn’t resist asking him a question as he walked over to the campsite. Uninvited. And he simply said, “Can I borrow a jar of peanut butter?”

And instead of laughing, or getting mad, the gazebo fancy camper just said he was sorry but a squirrel had just got his last jar.

Boy Person felt the need to explain he was just joking and had heard the debacle.  But the amazing part? The gazebo fancy camper wasn’t mad, upset or even a little upset.  And it made me think.

Do we go thru life being selfish…but we don’t even realize it?  Is there something special to us that we don’t like to share? Like peanut butter?  What does that say about us?  Why is it so hard to share sometimes? In a world where everyone is out for themselves, take a day to share the most important things you have with others. Whether that be something material, or even your time.

When we truly care about others, we don’t give out of our surplus.  We give out of our hearts. Sometimes it is out of pockets or our free time that is already pretty empty. We don’t worry what is left for ourselves.  We put someone else and their needs and joy first.

It’s not always the easy thing to do.  But it’s always the right thing to do.  That squirrel enjoyed that peanut butter.  And I would enjoy a gazebo…wonder if they will share.

-Peanut Butter Brickle

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