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Pioneer Village - Shingle Creek in Kissimmee, Florida

The Pioneer Village is comprised of a permanent collection of authentic structures which once upon a time stood in different areas of Osceola County. They were carefully relocated to our present location and gently preserved to demonstrate how life was once lived before our modern times.

I ended up exploring this place which was merely 6 miles away from the house. It was definitely worth it, so glad I decided to go! Photos taken with my phone. 

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

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 Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

I arrived at around 4:20 in the afternoon, the park entrance was unattended and you just had to leave your payment in the drop box there. I grabbed a map of the park and I was all set. The main road that you see took you into the heart of the preserve; vast open spaces surrounded you in all directions. I parked the car and unloaded my bike and my gear; I was then on my way after choosing a random trail.  The first thing that greeted me was a deer which I spotted right on the side of the road; I was able to snap a few quick pictures before it skipped away! I biked and took pictures for around four hours total and I did not encounter a single person aside from the park ranger on my way out. All that time and I covered but a tiny fraction of the place. The storm clouds above scattered rain showers from time to time and I preferred it that way as it gives the photos a certain mood as well. It was a perfect day. Next plan is to go back on a clear cloudless day and shoot the stars and hopefully the milky way at night! I can’t wait for where the next adventure will take me.

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

The Rain is Coming

Today I ventured two hours south to the beautiful Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park located in the middle of nowhere. I explored and took pictures for 4 hours and I did not encounter a single person aside from the State Park Ranger on my way out. I felt like I was transported to the plains of Africa; the place was vast. More photos to come as I process them.

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil