"We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

FL GTG 2011

I'm a month late posting about our January Women RVer's Get-together at Silver River State Park. It was a great time, and I'll just hit the highlights here:
(Warning...there were a lot of highlights)
The banner
The welcome
The cold
 Soos is experienced with cold.
 The campfires...Peggy
 Beth, Alice, Sarah
The rig tours

 Not everyone took it as seriously as Nan
 The cabin

The food
 The games
 Gifts and prizes: Nan made everyone a Glo towel
Beth gave out forum magnets
 Alice donated several nice prizes
 The day visitors...Margie
 And Carolyn
The hikes
 Kathleen and her Shadow
 Bandit preferred to walk alone.
The dog swims... Herschel and Stuart
 Peaches and almost Beth
The celebrations....Wendy's first "dump"
The songs
The kayaking

The driver training
Belle was there
 And got a new home with Nan
The laughs

The official group pictures: WomenRV
Open Roads Singles

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year at Clearwater Lake

Clearwater Lake in the Ocala National Forest
A perfect place to reflect on the blessings of 2010, and to look forward to new adventures God has in store for me in 2011.

A perfect time and place to do those things I enjoy most:

Under a canopy of Live Oak trees

Hiking with my dog, Roe. This trail loops around the lake.

 Enjoying the wildlife. This pair of Sand Hill cranes greeted us warmly, er...loudly.

 Some views along the lake trail:

A small flock of cranes is wintering at this lake.

Sunset reflections
 And morning walks on the beach...

A great place for bass fishermen...10 pounders caught here.
 Another hike along the Florida Scenic Trail that passes through the campground.
 Southern Comfort: relaxing and reading at the campsite.
 Bandit and Tatoo (Joselyn's cat) watching the squirrels from their screened enclosure.

A calm lake for kayaking. Roe's looking back at Joselyn, "Aren't you coming?"

 "Bye Roe!"

A bench beside the lake...good place to watch the sunset.

"What's that?"

"Sniff, sniff"

There's a Little Blue Heron.

And some pied-billed grebes,
 And there's Joselyn, back at our campsite.
 A spring-fed lake, Clearwater Lake lives up to her name. You can see the bottom.

I love this stuff!
 Joselyn's turn

Another hike, some more wildlife.
Is that deer sticking out her tongue at me?
 Hiking the biking trail.
 Long leaf pines on a backdrop of blue sky.

Sand Hill Cranes take flight.

 Joselyn walks faster than me, and Roe always wants to lead, so best to put them together.
 Fishing must be good for the Great Blue Heron too.
 "I wish I could still climb trees"
 Wishing everyone a new year full of great adventures.