Suwannee River State Park

Spanish moss covered tree overhanging the river.  The trunk is covered with air plants and ferns.

Spanish moss covered tree overhanging the river. The trunk is covered with air plants and ferns. (The color of the water is not enhanced.)

We’re at Suwannee River State Park near Live Oak, FL.  It’s pretty chilly, but is nice if we bundle up and walk fast.  🙂

A stock pot takes up a lot of real estate in a Casita!

A stock pot takes up a lot of real estate in a Casita!

Gail was still very sick today, so she finally went to a doctor.  It’s good she did.  She was sicker than she thought.  But if all goes well with her meds, she should start feeling better in a couple of days.

I took some homemade soup to her this evening, and hope it will be the cure-all that chicken soup is reputed to be.

Looking toward the old railroad trestle.

Looking toward the old railroad trestle.

She was so funny.  She called me a little while ago and said, we need to define exactly how sick she has to be to be treated like that again.  😀

I spent most of the day working in the trailer, walking Sheba, and tending the soup pot.  Tomorrow I want to find the old cemetery again and get some good photos of it.  There are also all kinds of geological and botanical oddities here that I want to capture.

Some kind of fungus.  At first I thought it was leaves caught up in a spider web.  But it may be a feature of the mushroom.

Some kind of fungus. At first I thought it was leaves caught up in a spider web. But it’s mushrooms, and the webby stuff (that looks like mycelium) may be a feature of the mushroom.

Picnic area

Picnic area

Another old tree gracefully bedecked with Spanish moss.

Another old tree gracefully bedecked with Spanish moss.

Swings offering a perfect river view

Swings offering a perfect river view

It was a nearly impossible job to back the Casita in here without slamming the truck into the trees or the posts on the other side.  I'm ready for pull-thrus for a while!

It was a nearly impossible job to back the Casita in here without slamming the truck into the trees or the posts on the other side. I’m ready for pull-thrus for a while!

 

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16 Comments

  1. Hope Gail is feeling better soon. Bummer to be sick when she has such excitement coming up!

    • We are counting on it. They threatened to hospitalize her if she’s not better in a couple of days. I doubt she will let that happen. 🙂

  2. Terry Smitherman

     /  December 12, 2014

    Hey, We have been keepin track of you guys! We are Casita fanatic’s, LOVE our Casita 17′ Freedom Deluxe. Our Friends we travel with are selling their Freedom D.to get a new 17′ Spirit, to get more storage. We on the other hand are going to take out the capt’n chairs and build a full half bed with loads of storage under, with pull out drawers and an area under the bed with a place to put all the towels and bedding( I just happen to be a master carpenter. With all the tools needed.. . The plan is to have ours look and function just like your trailer, but with full cabinets under the 1/2 bed/day bed. I plan on putting the pixs on your blog to show what I did. I am a retired Firefighter and have had much larger RVs. The Casita is the best of all worlds to see our great country!! I will keep in touch.
    Terry Smitherman and Quita Russell, Longview Tx.

    • Great to hear from you! I have often thought that if I could order a new Casita, I would order a Freedom and have them not install the tables, table mounts or chairs. That would leave me a blank slate to finish the way I wanted.

      However I am not a carpenter so I would probably pay someone to do it to my specs.

      Good luck and I would love to see your trailer when you get it finished!

      • Terry Smitherman

         /  December 12, 2014

        I will stay in touch as work begins and the finished product. Think it will be great, Don’t need to sell ours and buy a new one!! We plan on traveling all over the USA in the Casita and maybe start our own blog??…. Or just add to yours….Will send pix as work progresses. May even do a step by step on how to do the work?? never know… Take care… see ya on the road! Terry & Quita,,,,, Longview Texas

        • Terry, there are so many people who would be fascinated by your step by step progress. I would encourage you to start your own blog.

          Either a WordPress or Blogspot blog is free. You could sign up for one tonight and be posting your own posts within minutes.

          Go for it! 🙂

  3. Glad I’m not backing our big rig! It’s beautiful there!

    SO MUCH TO BE SAID ABOUT HOMEMADE CHIX goodness!!! Don’t want to wait too long if hangs on…but I so believe in your healer.

    So cool you’re still enjoying a southern winter….ho, ho, ho! Hugs

    • Carla, we are still pinching ourselves at the joy of running away from home. I am planning to put up a tiny tree if I can find one that will work for the TV shelf!

      • Do it!!!! We may grab up some pinecone for outdoor fun. You can hang one from the ceiling … even a branch, plus a red bulb is simply sweet!!!

  4. I agree Terry should start his own blog. Would love to see what he does and where they go.

    I bet that soup will have Gail feeling better soon along with her meds.

    A picture came through FB the other day of Christmas on a budget.. they hung one of those sented air freshners on the wall. But they have some tiny little trees you could pick up at even a dollar store. Have fun with it.

    • Jo, I tried to comment on your blog tonight and couldn’t using my phone. I”m amazed at your electric bill. Mine was $98 and we are not even there. I did leave my furnace on 65 so I’m sure that’s why.

      I hadn’t thought of the Dollar Store. They should have all kinds of things that will work in the Casita.

  5. So glad you are there to help out your sister. Sisters need to hang together!

    Envious of your ability to back up the Casita like threading a needle. Practice makes perfect, I guess.

    We turn our heat to 50 when we’re not home! We don’t have it as high as 65, even in the dead of winter – I would shudder to think what the gas bill might be if we did!

    • Judy, all the time she was in Texas we just lived for the time we could be together. Especially after we startef for Texas last Christmas, got sick, and had to turn atound and go home. So this time together is really cherished.

      The main thing she insisted on when she bought her home in Texas and the new one here is that there were no restrictions against having my camper parked in her back yard so I can visit as often and as long as I want to.

      I usually leave the thermostat on 60 when we leave, and one time I left it on 50 with no ill effects. I can’t remember why on earth I left it on 65. Probably that I knew we were going to be gone a long time and what if the power went off and everything froze.

      I am not always terribly logical when I am in a rush to leave! I’ll do better next time. 🙂

  6. Nice park! Hope everyone returns to good health soon!

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