Monday, October 25, 2010

Moving on

Well, after 2 1/2 weeks in Orlando we moved on up the road to

Destin, Fla. and stayed at Topsail Preserve State Park. This was a beautiful park on the Gulf with nice campsites and all hook-ups. They have a tram that takes you to the beach and brings you back or you can ride your bike or walk. I would highly recommend this park if you should travel across I-10. They also have nice cottages for rent. It's getting close to Halloween so the park was all geared up for the haunted hayride to the beach at dark and there was a lot of excitment Fri. night. Stayed here 3 nights.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Golfing with Mickey and Bob

Osprey Ridge Golf Course at Disney World.

Ron Canaday took us to a Disney golf course today. This course is one of 4-5 at Disney World. It is beautifully landscaped and there are lots of wild life roaming around to see. We saw deer, racoons, waterfowl, turkey, and Bob. After finishing up on one hole, as we went around to go to the next we came face to face with Bob-cat. He didn't seem to mind us being on his turf and just went about his business. We had never seen one in the wild and he was an awesome creature.

Welcome Comittee

A few of the neighbors showed up this morning looking for a meal so we threw them a few crumbs! They have been showing up every morning since. These sandhill cranes roam the campground looking for food and they usually get it to. They will even peck on the door. They are very large, at least 3-3 1/2 feet tall.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Daytona Beach

Today was a beautiful day so we went to the beach. We cruised the beach, since you can drive on the beach there, and found a good spot to watch the waves for awhile. Life is good!

Not everyone had a great day.

That's Clear

Blue Springs State Park was our next stop in Florida. The springs are one of four of the largest in Fla. The water is crystal clear and the water temp. is a steady 72 degrees year round and from Nov. to Mar. is the winter home to West Indias Manatees. The springs produce 100 million gallons of water a day. We were to early to see the manatees but, we did see lots of fish and birds. The picture is of a gar fish floating in the clear water.

Fresh Shrimp

While on Jekyll Island we just had to have some fresh seafood.
So while watching these folks do some shrimping in drag nets one fellow sold us enough for a couple of meals. Yummy fresh wild Ga. shrimp! Yes Jim, fishing was good!