Friday, January 31, 2014

Poor Kia

Kia has the runs for 2-1/2 days now and I am on my wits end.  She she doesn’t eat or drink since yesterday and that worries us.  On our way to the vet right now.  Will report later…..

Saw this little fellow  last night.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Coffee and chat

Every Wednesday the hosts of the thee campgrounds invite all the campers for a social get-to-gether at a log cabin.  They serve coffee, tee, pastries, muffins and home-baked bread with assorted marmalades. It is free, but a donation of $1 is appreciated.  Needless to say that we gave more, because where can you eat all this for $1?  The money covers the cost of the food and any money that is left-over is going towards the park.  While there this morning, we met a German lady.  Marianne was born in the same city that I was born and we had a lot of things in common.  The live in North Carolina and Joe’s (her husband) family lives in Forked River, NJ.  I did recognize by her accent.  However, I should have looked at her feet at first and instantly would have know she was from Germany.  (Mot people know what I mean) LOL
In the afternoon Joe and Marianne visited us and brought a cake.  We had a nice time even though we had to sit inside because it was raining cats and dogs outside.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Chillaxing without the chill

Aww….80 degrees!  We had a relaxing day today.  Didn’t do anything and it was wonderful.  I think we see an eagle’s nest from our campsite.  I took pictures, but I am not too sure.  Kia loved being out in her pen and we loved looking up to see the prettiest white clouds.
I guess we are going to take a ride to the water tomorrow.  We hope it’s not raining, but we’ll go anyway to browse the net a little and upload files.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Moving day

We are some lucky ducks!  We’ve been staying at Myakka River State Park after we left Oscar Scherer S.P. for 2 weeks.  We would have had to leave today to drive to Little Manatee River S.P. which we like too.  However, it 40 more miles north and usually about 3 degrees cooler.  Under normal circumstances it would be fine, but the weather is so screwed up lately that we felt it’s better to stay in this area.  Besides, my nephew and wife are coming to Cape Coral, Florida and this way it is closer for them to come and see us.  So we were at the office before 8 am and waited for them to open.  We were the first ones in line and put down our name to be on the waiting list for a non-reservable  campsite to open.  It sure did and now we can stay on that site for another two weeks.  If that is not lucky enough, we now have sewer too and the site is huge and this part of the Myakka S.P. is paved and the sites are peppled. 
Oh yeah, and we also got a new grill by Weber at the Home Depot for almost $100 less, just because it is an older model.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Taking a ride

Judy and Paul left today to go to St. Augustine.  We are leaving here Monday, but today we disconnected and took a little sight-seeing ride. It was nice, not much to photograph on the road though.  Within the campground I did get a few great gator pictures and birds, including wood storks were ready to be photographed as well.  The gators were outside the water because it started to get nice and warm.  They need to lay in the sun for the digesting of their food in their belly.  
























Friday, January 24, 2014

Yummy Dinner

Ever since it is so chilly here we always try to find a spot on the sun so that we can at least sit outside.  It actually is very nice when you sit in the sun, but as soon as the shade hit you, it sure gets brisk.
We met some New Jerseyans.  They had a funky and very cool vehicle.  The guy built it from scratch with a Corvette engine.  It was interesting to say the least.  An afternoon walk to the weir and then we had dinner over the Hummels and my scale when wacky again after we got home.