Today was a good day!
We went to Lake City and did some shopping, then Ron decided to take the back roads to see the scenery. I must admit I was underwhelmed. Mile after mile of boring what I would call “pine barrens” and flat, flat land. I was glad to get back to the campground and its beautiful surroundings.
I’m enjoying the wild vegetation around the camp. There is wild mustard everywhere. And what we used to call dollar weed — I think it is something like pennywort. Lots of teeny little flowers tucked in the grass. I tried to get some photos, but the light was exactly wrong while we were out and the photos didn’t turn out well.
We did let Sheba go into the water at the swimming beach for a few seconds while we kept an eagle eye out for alligators. So far, no sign of one.
When one of the RVers left Wednesday, he gave us a bunch of firewood. So tonight I built a big, beautiful campfire. I am surprised at how much more heat a wood fire puts out than our propane campfire does. You have to sit almost on top of the propane one to keep warm when it’s cool out. But we had to sit way back from the wood fire to keep from roasting!
Another thing that surprised me was all the wild grapevines. I’m used to seeing kudzu covering trees and everything in its path. And although wild grape vines are common, I’ve never seen them growing this prolifically!