|You can have "shorty" hiking sticks too!|
We had so many laughs while on the trail and it could be over the silliest things....
|Sizing it up (and making sure there were no snakes!)|
We also hiked on the Baynard trail. All in all it was about 3 miles from the start of our hike until the end.
|View of the stationary bridge|
|Dan hanging out in the trees!|
We also spent some time with a couple that we had met at Little Manatee River and had met up with them again at Highlands Hammock. Tony and Cathy are from Ohio and we had some great conversation with them. We hope to meet up with them over the summer or, worse case, next time we are in Florida.
We really enjoyed our time at Hillsborough River State Park and wished we could have stayed longer. Oh well, it's the price we pay for "living on the edge" by not making campground reservations in Florida for the winter!
Over the weekend, we stayed at Lazy Days in Seffner, FL. Although we prefer state parks over commercial campgrounds or RV parks, we wanted to check out this place that we had heard so much about. We also made sure that we stopped by Parkesdale Farm Market for some strawberry shortcake!
|The menu board|
|Two number 5s, a number 1 and a number 2|
Fast forward a few days and we arrived at Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont. We really, really like this park. It's about 3 miles from the ranger station to the campground. There are 60 sites on 3 loops and it is very, very, very quiet! Plenty of places to paddle (although we didn't get a chance!), hike, and bike.
We went to Showcase of Citrus one day and picked 1/4 bushel of spring navels, blood oranges, honey tangerines, and honeybell tangelos.
I'm ready to pick!
Yum Yum Yum. There is absolutely no comparison to "grocery store" fruit. The smell of these fresh picked fruits is divine and the flavor is delish!
|Some of our loot!|
We also spent one day at Epcot. No pictures of this - didn't want to drag the camera with us as we had plenty of other stuff to tote (lunch, water, etc etc)!. We had a fun time and really liked the ride Soarin'. It's modeled to make you feel like you are hang-gliding thru California. Very very cool. We took advantage of the "free" transportation within the Disney World complex and rode the monorail over to the general transportation hub and hopped on the boat to Magic Kingdom. We then rode the monorail back to Epcot. ;-) It was a fun day but we were pooped by the time we got back to the RV. Grilled a few burgers for dinner and then it was zzzzzzzz.
Life is good!