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Remember the weekend…

I know most of us are already looking forward to this coming weekend, but just so I don’t forget – last weekend we took a little drive over to Lake Ontario.
Ok. So really we were just heading to do some grocery shopping, but since that big beautiful lake was just another couple of miles west – why not?!
We decided to check out Sandy Island Beach State ParkUntitled
We walked along the shore
and I stuck my toes in the lake. (Not too cold, by the way.)
It was a lovely day, and by the time we had our little ‘lake fix’ the beach area was filling up. We willingly gave up our parking spot and went on our way to run those errands.
We’re pretty sorry tourists these days, so I felt pretty accomplished that we at least made it to Lake Ontario. Now to see if we can’t get to see the Salmon River Falls this coming weekend!
I’ll keep you posted!



Bad Touristing

I know I’ve said this before, but after 15 years on the road Gary and I have become terrible tourists. An example of that was earlier this month when someone announced that there was an alligator down by the dock.
“Quick, “ I said. “Let’s go down and see it!”
“Naw, I’ve seen alligators before…..” was his ready reply. (Substitute whatever you’d like (beaches, mountains, … for the alligators and you’ll sense my conundrum.)
But while we didn’t take in many tourist spots here in central Florida (and you know there are a ton of them), we did manage a lovely walk along Lake Eustis.


And then I enjoyed a great boat ride from our camp, across Lake Harris, down the Dead River, through Lake Eustis, then through the Dora Canal into Lake Dora.
When the camp host offered us all a boat ride, I was truly expecting a lovely jaunt around the lake and then back to the dock.

Imagine my delight as we navigated the connecting waterways and were treated to something more like a Disney Riverboat Cruise (without the hippos jumping out at you!)!
It was an outstanding experience and one I’m so thankful that I got to enjoy! Lots of bird sightings, and we even spotted a baby alligator on a log. I took a couple of pictures, but I figured if I couldn’t pick him out of the landscape, you wouldn’t either!

Even though we didn’t do a great deal of touristy things, we still were able to connect with friends and family (before the big #stayhome), have several fun game nights, and even enjoy some SOWER-World famous Waffles and Ice Cream made by two of our favorite SOWER peeps!  It was all joy!
(I really need to do better at saying – Hey, look up! I’m taking a picture!, don’t I?)

If you’d like to see more of our working and playing pictures from our time at Camp Horizon, you can check them out HERE!

And since I’ve figured out the whole slide show thing, here are some of the lovely views from around camp.

Lord willing, we will be moving the house (but still #stayinghome) to our next SOWER location today. That being said, it’s time for me walk away from the computer and get out the bungee cords!

Stay well, everyone! We’re on our knees with you!