Thursday, May 19, 2005

Camping isn't always roughing it: "Businessmen give PowerPoint presentations in a rustic setting where black bears roam. A couple share a romantic dinner after a grueling day of paddling the Wekiva River. In the morning, after a good night's sleep on a cushy bed, the guests are treated to a breakfast of souffle and fresh fruit.

"Welcome to the planned Hammock House, a three-bedroom bed-and-breakfast at Rock Springs Run State Reserve. While luxury lodges and cabins have existed at state parks for years, officials say this is the park system's first B&B.

"It's additional evidence that people increasingly want to enjoy the outdoors—without having to endure the outdoors."

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