Left Florida Today

At Eagles Roost

At Eagles Roost

We really hated to leave Mom’s place today.  Neither of us wants to head home yet.

We’re in one of our favorite stopping over places tonight, Eagles Roost in Lake Park.   We couldn’t afford to stay here long, but it’s nice for one night.

We plan to take our time getting home.  Will probably stop somewhere else tomorrow night.  Unfortunately the weather is turning cooler, but it shouldn’t be cold for a few more days.

Today’s photographs are of the picturesque Spanish moss that so captivates me.  And a couple of photos of our Sheba girl.  Sunny needs to be groomed so badly, I’ll wait to post more photos of him!  🙂

The unpaved area in the rear for those who prefer more of a camping experience.

The unpaved area in the rear for those who prefer more of a camping experience.

Sheba leashed to the truck

Sheba leashed to the truck

Sheba being a good girl.

Sheba being a good girl.

 

 

 

Spanish Moss

Spanish moss at Eagle’s Roost

As usual, we left Mom’s house late — after lunch.

The Casita at Eagle’s Roost

We were hot and tired, and wanted to do as little driving today as possible.  So we crossed the Georgia line and stopped at the Eagle’s Roost RV Park, one of our favorite overnight stops.

Besides being a beautiful, clean park, the profusion of Spanish moss lends an aura of timeless peace.  I first remember seeing Spanish moss when I was a little girl in Green Cove Springs, Florida.  Then we moved to the beach and I don’t remember seeing it there.  It must not like salt air.

Spanish moss closeup

Spanish moss is not a true moss, and it is not a parasite.  It gets its moisture and nutrients from the air.  It can, however, cover a tree to the point that the tree becomes unable to produce enough food through photosynthesis.  And sometimes it can get so heavy that it can cause branches to break off the tree.  But to me, it’s a beautiful, mysterious part of the essence of the Deep South.

Eagle sculpture entitled “The Nest”

I also noticed the Eagle sculpture for the first time this visit.

There’s only so much I can say about Spanish moss, so I’ll just post pictures that I took today.

Tomorrow we plan to visit Ron’s brother in a nursing home near here.  Then we’ll head to Cotton Hill COE campground on Walter F. George Lake on the Georgia/Alabama line.

It’s a new campground for us, so we’re looking forward to spending several days there.

Curtain of Spanish moss

Spanish moss in sunlight

Spanish moss on tree

Veil of Spanish moss

Bird hotel

Checking the hotel out?

Eagles’ Roost RV Park, Lake Park, FL

The Aliner at Eagles' Roost

The Aliner at Eagles' Roost

We stopped by Mom’s on the way out of town this morning.  Then we stopped to eat.  So by the time we got on the road, it was after 2:00.

We decided to stop right across the Georgia line at Eagles’ Roost RV Park.  It’s a beautiful place with huge old trees and a canopy of spanish moss.  Even though it is right off the interstate and we hear the traffic, it is not irritating.  Maybe the trees absorb some of the sound.

Spanish moss

Spanish moss

We did hear a very loud diesel engine rumbling on and on very near to us.  I finally peeked out to see what was causing the disturbance.  A wrecker service had towed a 5th wheel to a site across the street from us.  I sure hope they can get repaired and back on the road soon.

We are in no particular hurry to get back home.  We may just drive 3 or 4 hours tomorrow, then stop somewhere else again for the night.

Picnic pavilion area

Picnic pavilion area

dog walk area

Sunny's favorite spot -- the dog walk area

I am almost finished with my little tatted Christmas tree ornament.  This time it’s going very well, and I am pleased with it!  It will be used to decorate a Christmas card for my Mom.

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