Monday, January 4, 2010

Outrunning the Rain & Cold - Nice try!

Like the title says, leaving the rain & cold behind was the plan. But every time I opened the door of the truck, Oscar would stick his head out to check the weather and look up at me saying "Not yet , Pete, keep driving." He finally reminded me that "We are in charge of our attitude, no matter what the circumstances are!" (What a sage little puppy he can be . . .) So we got down to relaxin' and havin' fun . . .

Here's one of our stops - Poche's Fish-N-Camp, Breaux Bridge, La. Close enough to the highway to be convenient, yet far enough away to leave any trace of road noise behind, it's a quiet, family oriented destination with 50 acres of stocked fish ponds. You can practically fish out the back window of the RV if you're so inclined. Kids were outside with their parents day & night competing with the seagulls for some tasty morsels. In this picture of the Wonder Egg, you can see the quick flash of a hungry seagull on the prowl just above the truck. I believe we'll be back here again with grandkids. :)

Having a new kayak, we're on the lookout for great places for a bit of river relaxing. We found just the spot for when the weather warms up a bit. Adventures Unlimited
Located on Coldwater Creek, north of Milton, FL. Adventures Unlimited offers various water excursions for the canoe or kayak. You can enjoy anything from a 2 hour to a 3 day excursion meandering down remote rivers, peering into crystal clear waters or stopping at a pristine sandy beach for a picnic. Nice, real nice.
Here's Oscar's method of staying out of the puddles while I set up camp. HA!

At the very southern tip of the Florida panhandle, you find St George Island State Park where you can go camping, fishing, kayaking, birding, shelling, or just to enjoy the beach. The park has something for everyone. We thought we'd set anchor here for a little while, meeting some old friends and making new ones.

Sand dunes and pine trees . . . the Wonder Egg was right at home with it's pink flamingo dancing in the breeze.

Oscar has new best friends, part of the Schroeder family from Georgia. Paul is a Professor of Geology at University of Georgia. He travels worldwide with groups of students conducting research . . . sweeeeet! The kids are outgoing musicians, here are Hillary (floutist) and Dusty (french horn). We had a good time around their campfire.

1 comment:

paulschroeder said...

Yes, weather was cold, but friendships warm. Cheers.