Monticello, Florida – Life in the slow lane…

Home sweet home.

I grew up in a small town in the panhandle.  No red lights, no fast food, and no mosquitoes.  Okay, I’m kidding about the mosquitoes but it was an almost perfect childhood!

Iconic Monticello Courthouse is located in the center of town in a roundabout.

My kiddos and I love returning to Monticello.  It’s only a 2 1/2 hour road trip on I-10 from St. Augustine but we always stay for a week. There still isn’t too much happening in this sleepy town but it’s a quiet, peaceful place to enjoy life with the ones you love.

There isn’t too much to do there- and that’s exactly the point.

Where to stay in Monticello, Florida:

When we visit, we stay on a friend’s farm with no phone, no tv & no internet connection.  It’s heavenly!!  

There are several B&Bs sprinkled around the county, even a few in walking distance to downtown.  You’ll also find  2 small hotels near the interstate.  I always check Trip Advisor when I’m travelling somewhere new- here’s a link to a B&B in Monticello to get you started.

I’ll post separate blogs with Monticello, FL restaurant reviews but for now I’ll leave you with some of our favorite family memories from our last visit:

We wake up to the soft bleating of goats and the children rush out to feed them each morning.
This is Butterbeans the pony. He lets the girls braid his mane, walk him around on a lead and generally pamper him- adding to all the goats’ jealousy!
My kids feed the “other kids” all our kitchen scraps, corn & some occasional goat feed but the goats’ favorite treat is Nerds! Who knew?!
Some of my family in beautiful Monticello, Florida.

See why we love it?

I remember when my sister and I discovered a meadow on the other side of our creek when I was about 10.  It was filled with clover just like this photo and we’d look up at the clouds while laying in it… pretending we were princesses… we didn’t know how right we were.

More on Monticello to come…


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