Monday, January 31, 2011
First let me welcome our new followers, friends Ed and Johanne, and Paul and Sandy. We returned to Mayakka River State Park with our bikes. We wanted to ride some of the trails. We spotted a few gators and about ten osprays. That's Linda getting ahead of me. She dosen't know I'm using her to scare the gators, no not gator bait. Caught this ospray building his nest. We rode in a couple of miles till the road which was packed sand got to soft to ride on.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Wow! what a great little town. We went to see the murals and found a lot more. We came to the circle and saw a neat building. It was Toby's Clown School and Museum. Well, we had to check this out. Oh no, its Saturday and it"s closed. But wait there someone in the parking lot besides us. Its a nice old gentlemen who asked us if we wanted to see the museum, Oh yes we said. Then another car pulls in and it's the President of the club(clown clubs are called clown alley). We didn't know this, but it was explained to us. Well they are closed on Saturaday but, we got invited in. The old gentlemen we met was Toby the Clown. Between the two men we got a super tour of the museum and the whole story of Toby'd Clown School. It was a super hour we spent there in the "closed" museum and school. So far they graduated over 600 clowns. We really learned there is a lot more to clowning then we realized. See www.tobysclownfoundations.org .Thats Linda With Toby the Clown.
The reason we went to Lake Placid was to see the murals. There are 44 murals around the town. Plus many of the trash cans are painted in scenes. We purchased the mural book for $3. that tells were and all about the murals. We had fun walking around town looking for the murals. We saw many other people doing the same. see http://www.muralsoflakeplacid.com/ also http://www.visitlakeplacidflordia.com/
See when looking down the rows of flowers from both ends of the building how the rows seem to be straight in front of you.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Very friendly staff. $0. price reflects club price. We had 30amp electric and water. About half the sites are FHU. We had a back in site on grass.with a few trees. Water pressure was low at times, electric was low, our autoformer kept lighting up, meaning it was boosting electric. Many improvements are on the way, and they are working on some now. No picnic table. They are getting 200 new tables. About half the roads are paved, rest are packed sand. Our site was down near the river and a little roomier them the sites near the road that were full hook up. There is a laundry w/6 washers and dryers. Could use more for a park this size, it was always very busy. There is wifi in the clubhouse. Our Verizon cell phone and air card worked well. Major TV networks over the air + about 15 other channels. There is a small fenced in dog run and many roads and trails in park to walk them. Very quite at night. Night lighting is low and very nice. There is a very tiny book exchange. Many roads in park for bike riding. The Peace river is in back of park. There is a steep kayak/canoe lunch. Slow low flowing river. Fossil digging is popular. You can rent fossil digging tools and float for digging in the river, or bring your own. Many activities. There is a heated pool and spa. It is schedule to get a make over. A few good restaurant's in town and groceries about 3 miles. Super Walmart about 5 miles.