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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Homeward Bound

We have arrived at our campground and will be here until March 13th...the photo to the right is from Magnolia Park, Apopka Florida.  We will visit here before we leave and also make Wekiva State park a must see before we go.  Wondering if you can tell if this is a Sunrise or Sunset?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Awning Reminder

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Just a reminder to those who lower their awning...this RV'er had it tied down for wind but not for rain.  After about 3 inches in a few hours, the water gathered to the middle and collapsed under the weight.
Always have fall front to back AND left to right.

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We leave Lakeland tommorrow for Apopka, Florida as we slowly head home for the Maryland  eastern shore spring!
Located beside our campground is the West Orange Trail pictured here...plenty of trail to lose a few pounds before going home.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


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On a recent visit to Vero Beach, we stopped by a city marina where we found a fisherman cleaning his day's catch....on hand were several uninvited dinner guests that were waiting in line for the buffet....

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For those who have not met our all-american canine...may we introduce Mr. Pibbs!  He is first 
generation cocker-poo royality .

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Where is the Sun?

It has been overcast this morning so we took Mr. Pibbs to Gator Creek Reserve in Lakeland.  Nice paths for hiking and bike riding...
No complaints though...we may have had 5 overcast days in the last 4 months!

We missed our Florida State Park volunteer dinner today because we thought it was next Saturday.  Oh well...always next year

This part of the trail reminds us of fall in Maryland....we do not miss the cold weather!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Roseate Spoonbill

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This a rare sighting in Central Florida....The Spoonbill usually nest in the Keys and travel in pairs.  We were told the mate of this one was seen earlier this morning.
Also that there are only a thousand pairs that exist in Florida...other nesting areas include coastal Texas and Louisiana.  It did not lose a wing.  Their wings are pink........

Maureen saw this and turned around....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Next adventure!

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This is Honeymoon Island near Dunedin, Florida.
Its name was once Hog Island but I don't see a connection...:>). The island is on the Gulf side and is a dog beach, one of a few we have found.  We will soon have a beach day here since we will be in the high eighties this week or next.  I will have a new camera to take alot of pictures.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lake Parker

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Lake Parker is a city park in Lakeland, Florida with beautiful bike paths and a array of birds and critters always available to share the road...

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Today we saw a gator near this shore but could not get a clear shot that is.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Van Fleet Trail

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We visited our favorite bike trail near Polk City.
29 miles of paved road and Florida cow fields and swamp....

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Goodbye George and Gracie

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This post is out of order, but We wanted to have everyone meet George and Gracie....our Sandhill Crane friends from Lake Kissimmee State Park.  We have put up a Youtube video of our goodbye visit....

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We will return to Lake Kissimmee next November to renew our friendship and volunteer another 3 months...