When I pulled into my site #8, a fellow camper came around and asked me where I was from. Told him TN & he said where, told him and I said and what part of TN are you from. Just the way he said it made me think he must be from TN too. He said, "oh you wouldn't know, it's a small town." He said Seymour TN and turned it into about 20 syllables. I said oh yes, I know where that is and we chatted. Of course he couldn't believe I was all by myself and offered help in anything I needed done. I seem to get that a lot.
Then as Sedona and I were riding around on the bike I stopped & talked to this "single" woman and found out she was from Cleveland TN. It's a small small world. I love riding my bike in FL where it's so flat. I rode 5 miles a couple of days. To some of you that may seem like nothing but to be it's a milestone.
The park put on a lot of programs for campers. One interpretive program was on the snakes of the area, mostly the diamond back rattler, bird watching and star gazing. At least those were the ones I attended. This particular area had many gators and after a while, you seen one gator, you've seen them all.
|Prairie area of the park.|
|Roseate Spoonbills & buzzards|
|Birds-that's what I call 'em.|
|Sunset from my campsite #8|
|Sarasota Bay Front|
|Sittin on the dock of the bay...|
|Carold and Carolyn|
|WWII monument in the Bay Area.|
|Banyan tree down my the shore.|
|1932 Banyan Tree w/Carold in the foreground|