So Beautiful Here

This is an unretouched photo of our sunset this evening.

This is an unretouched photo of our sunset this evening.

Today was a little cool, but I was comfortable in a light sweater.  Until this evening.  Now we are inside for the night enjoying the cozy warmth of our little camper.

Ferns growing in palm tree trunk

Ferns growing in palm tree trunk

Ron and I take turns walking Sheba.  She requires so much exercise to stay happy when she has to be tied out all day.  So this way she gets double the amount of walks that she would if we walked her together.

Today I walked in a different direction than yesterday, and I found blooming pink and red hibiscus!  It was just before sunset, so the petals had curled up for the night.  Wish I could have caught them open.  But I was thrilled to see them anyway.

Pink hibiscus blossoms.  The flowers close in the evening.

Pink hibiscus blossoms. The flowers close in the evening.

Little Sunny appears to be doing better.  I think camping agrees with him.  But when we walk him, we just meander around our campsite and let him sniff trails to his heart’s content.  He can’t walk any distance.  My baby boy is now an old man, I’m afraid.  🙂

We have loved it here.  The only thing lacking are washers and dryers.  I continue to be surprised with how well designed this park is.  Even the barbeque grills are nice ones with heavy covers.

Red hibiscus blooms

Red hibiscus blooms

We had planned to go to Fore Lake tomorrow.  But since it’s supposed to rain Saturday and Sunday, we need hookups.  I doubt the solar panel would be able to keep up with our power usage without a lot of sunshine.

So we’ll head back to Ocean Pond to camp with Mike and Gail for a while again.  They found an adorable house and put in an offer today, and we want to be with them to celebrate.

American beautyberry

American beautyberry

Closeup of beautyberry

Closeup of beautyberry

Picnic area

Picnic area

 

Blue Skies Again

Have you ever seen a campsite before with benches around the firepit and a two person swing overlooking a lake?

Have you ever seen a campsite before with benches around the firepit and a two person swing overlooking a lake?

We are loving it here at Trimble Park!

A closer look at the benches by the firepit.

A closer look at the benches by the firepit.

Today we went shopping in the nearby town of Eustis that has everything you might need.  Lots of shopping and restaurants and a big Walmart and Target.  It’s kind of nice to camp near civilization again.

Ron wore a jacket and hat as he sneezed, coughed and endured another day of a bad cold.  I was comfortable in short sleeves until late afternoon.

The clouds are parting and there is blue sky in sight!

The clouds are parting and there is blue sky in sight!

This is the first time I’ve gone shopping and bought more food than the Casita can store.  We have boxes and packages everywhere.  I don’t think we could get another item in our refrigerator.  So I guess it’s time to start doing some serious cooking and use some of it up.

Tomorrow I plan to make a big pot of chicken stew and use up all those fresh veggies that will spoil if I don’t use them soon.

I think these are coots.  We startled a big flock of them and these are the ones who were in no hurry to get away.

I think these are coots. We startled a big flock of them and these are the ones who were in no hurry to get away.

The sweetest little camper in the world.  :)

The sweetest little camper in the world. 🙂

 

 

 

Trimble Park in Orange County, FL

Our site at Trimble Park

Our site at Trimble Park

Rain and thunderstorms welcomed us to Central Florida today.  And the rain will be followed by cold — but not nearly as cold as it will be back home. The high there will be 33 degrees.  Here it will be 55.  And the rain is supposed to end tonight.

side yard

View from the curb side of the trailer

We are cocooning this evening.  We’ll pass the dreary weather reading, listening to music, and working crosswords.  I’m not sure about dinner yet, but we are only two miles from the town of Mount Dora, so maybe I can talk Ron into getting a take-out meal for us.

This park is pretty in the rain.  It should be delightful when the sun shines.

The rate for senior out-of-county residents is just $17 a day!  There are only 3 other rigs here  now.  Of course, it’s a bit muddy from the rain, but our pad is dry.

View behind our trailer

View behind our trailer

Our welcome to Central Florida

Our welcome to Central Florida

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