A week flew by and we have hardly noticed. I can’t complain because the weather had been great since we arrived here in Florida. Yes, there was an evening shower a couple of days ago, but daytime temps have been in the lower 80ties, which is quite nice for this time of year.
Of course we have been to town to do some shopping and yes, Harbor Freight (A chain retail store for tools and equipment that we don't have in Canada) had a visit from Benno not only once, but twice. We needed to restock some of our food and as usual I visited several grocery stores in the area just so I could get my bearings, so to speak, of what kind of merchandise the stores carry and to compare prices. I am so glad we have two of the Aldi chain stores here (which we don't have in Canada). They stock a few of the German type foods that we appreciate and their prices are very reasonable.
A web search for a specific product for "Albatross" that Benno was looking for pointed us to a Home Depot in Crystal River, Florida. The city is known for being the manatee capital of the world and a National Wildlife Refuge. We had been there a few years ago to watch the manatees and plan another visit this winter. However, this trip was a short one and we also spotted a West Marine store on the main strip that we quickly browsed through. Before leaving I quickly snapped a few photos so you see the touristy side of the place.
Many RVers have Christmas decorations out and at night the various colorful lights and displays look very nice. An end unit RV on the opposite row I remember from previous years has a whole lot of displays. I include some photos.
What I really like are the lush vegetation here around the park and the Spanish Moss hanging from the Oak and Pine trees is evidence that it must be very humid here for most parts of the year.
And to close out today’s blog I have included a photo of a little pine branch for Nancy that fell from one of the pine trees in our park where whole grassy areas are covered in needles! While I took that photo a lady from our park drove up and asked me why I took that photo. I then explained what I had learned reading the post at “Kissack Adventures – Trying New Things” read here. Nancy, if I sweep the ground I could mail some to you, ha ha.
Thanks for dropping by again until my next post.