Those are some great links you posted there. I'm in South Florida as well and don't know much about the Tampa Bay & Ocala areas, so it's always helpful.
I don't think I can get up there soon, though because October & November are some of my busiest months and the kids are just back to school. I drove through quickly on my way back from Austin when I picked up my van a few weeks ago and NW Florida seems more natural and more relaxed than SE FL.
I think my next drive will be to here: http://www.stateparks.com/long_key.html
because it's closer to home, but even there, I don't know if I'll be able to go soon. Trying to get there before season kicks in because it fills up the minute it gets cool up north, but we'll see if it works out.