February, even though the shortest month of the year was a busy and fulfilling month. It started with a tiny trailer gathering in Tomoka State Park, which as usual, was a fun event. It was not as cold as the prior weekend (so cold that we packed up and was out of the park in 10 minutes and headed south) when we camped at Paynes Prairie and went to a FTA event at Swamphead-(16 short films of everything outside-some epic trips).
The following weekend we stayed home and did some SAG (supporting our Cure on Wheels friends-it was their last ride before they were heading to the Capitol.
The third weekend, while my friends were riding to the Capitol (and they had amazing weather compared to last years event) we headed to Ft. Lauderdale to do a half marathon, which I sucked and was in pain for a few days afterward. However, while traveling to the race we went through the Everglades National Forest. We now have that on our bucket list. We planned on stopping on our way home, however it was too painful for me and Mike (bad socks were the cause) to take any extra steps so we just added it to the must go and see list prior to us moving away. The one good thing that came out of this race were the sunrise pictures.
The last weekend was my birthday weekend, so instead of doing the traditional Gasperilla we headed to the woods for three glorious days. Carey State Forest. The campground has 7 campsites, however only 5 of them are able to be reserved, and one of those sites is a no electric/water site. The sites are huge. We had great cell service there. The weather was perfect, warm during the day and cool when the sun set. The mosquitos were bad Friday and Saturday night but we had some rain on Sunday and then it cooled down and the bugs weren’t as bad and Monday was cold. The sunset photos were incredible.
This will probably be the last trip in February in our tiny camper. Sort of sad but at the same time exciting. Our March trip will be our maiden voyage in the Viking and we are going to Lake Panasoffkee and we will be boondocking. Thanks for the review John and Laura Hebard:)