Thursday, February 16, 2012

Labelle FL to Punta Gorda FL 2/1/12-2/16/12

       We left the Midway campground on Wednesday the 1st of Feb.  for a easy 90 mile drive to Labelle FL. We arrived at Whisper Creek RV Resort before noon. We got settled into our spot and took a ride to visit friends Ed and Vivian and Betty and Lon staying at "The Glades RV and Golf Resort".  We will move to "The Glades" on Sunday.
    The six of us took a ride into Fort Myers to the flea market. Then we went to the Bass Pro store and had lunch at Millers Sports bar. A few other stops then it was back to the RV. On Saturday friends Dianne and Marvin from Cape Coral came out for visit with us in LaBelle. We had a great day.
      On Sunday we moved about 15 miles to The Glades RV Resort. We just hung out for a week with our friends. I did get in two days of fishing with Lon on Lake Okeechobee. Fishing was slow, we only boated about 8 or 9 small bass. We did go to the fishing tournament to view the weigh in at the Roland Martin Tiki Bar. They caught the fish we didn't. Lucky them.
     Sunday the 12th we move to Gulf View RV Resort in Punta Gorda for a Carriage Rally. We will be there till the 19th. Next we will  go to Thousand Trails Peace River to the 28th then to the Thousand Trails in Orlando/Clermont for two weeks. We will then start slowly heading north to be in TN for April and May. We will be working at Dollywood the months of April and May.
    Beautiful Florida sunset
 Fishing tournament
 Friends at the Tiki Bar, the greatest hamburgers in town.

 Friends at the Carriage Rally in Punta Gorda FL

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Biscayne National Park

      We decided to drive 65 miles one way to visit this park and go kayaking. The park is locaded just south of Miami. The park is 90% water. The water is crystal clear. We were hoping to see some colorful fish while paddling along the mangrove shoreline. The park is  about the reefs, coral and fish. When we got there the wind was blowing at about 20-25 mph. So no kayaking and no glass bottom boat rides. There are some Keys(islands), but the boats weren't running. We had lunch overlooking the Biscayne Bay. We walked out on the boardwalk and jetty. Saw a movie about the park at the visitor center. Then it was back to the RV. It was a nice drive and a great day. But at least its another national park crossed off the list. See

 See the palms blowing in the wind.
 Biscayne Bay

See how Linda's hair is blowing, mine already blew off.
 The jetty walk.
 The vistor center.

Everglades photo's

Some more photo's from the Everglades and Big Cypress Nat Park's
 We were told this is a Red Shoulder Hawk.
 A Wood Stork standing guard in a tree.
 Baby alligators, less then a foot long, with mother standing guard.

 An airplant blooming.
 Cypress swamp.

 This little guy was about as big as my thumb nail. He was on our fender.

 The big cypress. Most were logged out before this became a National/State Park.

 See it below.
 Babies with mommy standing guard.
 One of the so called Indian Villages. This one was commerical.

Southern Florida

 Goodland Mullet festival.
 Bob waiting to try the smoked mullet.
 A mural going into Goodland

 The condo's, one after another  in Marco Island

 Sign and dredge at Collier Seminole State Park