Well, the last four months have flown by rather quickly and sadly our stay here in Florida is coming to an end. I guess when you are sad to leave a place it means you had a good stay, right? We sure were enjoying the nice weather that central Florida provided although the recent weeks have been a bit too warm in the afternoons for our liking, but absolutely great for the folks sun tanning on the beaches. There will be some goodbyes to the great community we got to know and apparently within the next couple of weeks many more RVers will be heading home. Last Saturday there was a party at the community hall for the departing snowbirds. Papa Johns Pizzeria made 30 large pizzas for this park and a huge rectangular cake with beverages topped this feast off. Those pizzas were delicious and we all got to choose two large slices (some took more J) from the different toppings that were provided. A “Thank You” to the staff of the Snowbird South RV Park.
For one last peek at the wildlife here on and around the pond I took some photos of the five newly hatched Moorhen chicks that where following their mom and dad begging to be fed. They were so cute to watch. A week later I took a few more photos just to be sure there were still five fledglings in the family and none had gone missing.
I find looking into the pond quite interesting with all its inhabitant creatures and I will miss that. The gator seems content lazing around on different areas but most of the turtles were skittish and would jump off their perches as soon as I would make my appearance so I had to kind of sneak up to them. As to the dark grey snake on the old wooden platform I didn’t want to come too close as it was slithering towards me.
So, as we’ve done in previous departures, again the truck and the travel trailer got tire pressure and wheel nuts checked, then washed to look presentable although that might not last until they are on our driveway back home. The truck got filled up with gasoline, but the prices have gone up 10 cents from last week. The outdoor mats were washed and packed up and our hydro bill for last month got paid. We are semi hooked up but there are still a few more chores left for tomorrow morning before we are rolling out of here.
Just in case you hadn’t guessed it from my last post, another birthday for me was celebrated with a few creations from the pastry chef of the Yalaha Bakery. What a treat that was!
You might not hear from me until we get home in a few days and hopefully the weather will be good for traveling up the I-75 interstate to Detroit, otherwise we will wait it out somewhere parked. So I thank everyone for dropping in again until next time.
It has been wonderful getting to know you guys! Your neighbors Larry & KarenReplyDelete
Thanks guys, same here. Hope your plans will work out!Delete
I think it would be sad not to be sad to be leaving a place we have spent time at. I agree it means you had a good time and how wonderful is that. Really like your pictures of the wildlife at the pond. Safe travels.ReplyDelete
P.S. Happy Belated Birthday!
Thank you. The wildlife was special as I had not experienced those visits in previous park stays although most had nice campgrounds.Delete
Safe travels, we start our trek tomorrow. Will take a couple of weeks to get to the border.ReplyDelete
Thank you Bill. We won't rush either, but hope to do it in three days.Delete
Safe journey, friends. Pressing the weather teammates pleasant for all of us.ReplyDelete
I love the chick's, so sweet and soon I'll be seeing turtles and goslings at home.
Thanks and the same to you. Your pond is special too and you get to see nesting turtles!Delete
I'm glad you had a good few months here in FL, and I wish we had tried harder to have more get-togethers with you guys. If you don't head out west next year we'll make it so. Safe travels home, hugs.ReplyDelete
It was great seeing you again and lets hope we have more repeats :-)Delete
Safe travels on your way north. Looking forward to seeing your boat reno posts!ReplyDelete
Thanks and yes, those will continue.Delete