This will more than likely be short and sweet as not much is happening.
Saturday we did some camper organization and some weight distribution and some more boxing stuff up.
Covid cases are up and we aren’t really interested in hanging out, or should I say in. For Father’s Day, Mike, my best friend and the best Dad to our children, wanted to go to the beach, so the beach we went, the beach is not my fav place, hard to believe a Floridian who doesn’t like the beach except for a nice sunrise or sunset, but it was Father’s Day so I couldn’t say no. We met Nancy, Mark and Nya there as well. The beach of choice was Ft. Desoto. We got out there early enough but there was still a line to get in. Nancy said it was an hour for them to get in and they were only 15 minutes behind us. I am guessing head count is what the jam is all about. We went to the side of the beach that is usually less crowded and as expected it was, after all we are trying to do our part. After we started feeling a little crispy we left and it was time for lunch. We brought lunch with us, so Mike and I went to the shaded picnic area found a table and ate lunch. We attempted to walk the little nature trail but this is mid June in Florida the bugs chased us off. I got some great pics and played around with some different lenses.
After we were done at the beach we headed home, got cleaned up and headed to Mom and Dad’s for dinner. We brought Sonny’s with us and had a nice evening. We were able to Zoom with Annette which thrilled the parental’s.
So all in all it was a nice sort of productive and fun weekend.
Hard to believe how quickly time flies. This weekend we are going into weekend number 12 and I am finally sitting down to write about weeks 6 and 7. It’s been a busy time for sure between working at our cabin and the house and not to mention the camper.
Weekend #6 took us to the State Fair, where I was part of the Photo Safari. I entered 20 pictures into a contest that I had taken at the state fair. While I did not win I still had a great time. We are not ones to go to the State Fair and do the rides and this year was no different. We went and saw the animals, the crafts and the exhibits. One of the exhibits that was there was the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society, which we did not know it even existed. However, we enjoyed that the most. Fun group of people and great entertainment. They were willing to share and teach us. I see ukulele lessons in our future. Ukulele’s are small and can fit nicely in the camper. Mike won a beautiful ukulele, just in time for Valentine’s Day and it goes without saying that is what I received from him for Valentine’s Day. Now we need to get him one as well so we can make some music while on the road. I took a lot, when I say a lot of pictures, I mean 570 of them and narrowing it down was daunting. I totally enjoyed myself and seeing things through the cameras lens. We arrived early and stayed until about dark. It was a long day and a lot of fun. It dawned on us that more than likely that was our last Florida State Fair for a while as we will be hitting the road before next years.
Weekend #7 took us to Lettuce Lake as we were looking for someplace close to hike. We went with our besties, Nancy, Mark and Nya. We first started with a great breakfast at 18 Bagels and then headed to Lettuce Lake. I have been there before, however I did not remember it being so beautiful. It has a great nature center and beautiful boardwalks. We saw alligators, and birds galore. The views were spectacular and it was a photographer’s paradise. One day I hope to get their early enough to get some great pics of the birds.
There is not much more to say about either weekend except if you haven’t been to the Florida State Fair, you should go as it is a lot of fun. Also, if you are in the Tampa Bay area, check out Lettuce Lake, it will not disappoint.