Right before the arrival of our second son, I had a special weekend planned for our our growing family. We were heading to St. Augustine to let our little guy “Feel The Wheels” and then maybe a Hyppo Popsicle or two. It was going to be a great day! The Mrs. however seemed to have reservations about heading that far away from not only our home on what was forecasted to be a bad weather weekend, but also our local hospital where we planned to deliver our next addition. Never one to just derail plans without some sort of peace offering, she did mention that Cracker Creek was hosting their annual Cracker Day in conjunction with MOAS in Port Orange. My adventure radar pinged immediately, as I knew that Gamble Place is right next door and owed by MOAS. Sure enough Gamble Place was going to be opened during Cracker Day!
So what’s the big deal and why am I so excited about Gamble Place? The fact that we can’t always go there of course! I discovered Gamble Place about a year or so ago while driving through Port Orange. Of course there was a “Brown Sign” that we drove by and were on a spontaneous adventure. When we arrived we were greeted with closed gates and discovered it is not always opened to the public. After researching, I discovered that Gamble Place is opened to the public on a limited basis around once a month for discussions, nature walks and smaller events that are available by reservation only. I’m usually working when these front port talks take place so I have never been able to check it out. Finally Cracker Day was my chance! Continue reading