Still in Florida, or are we
Bob scrapping snow, what's with that? Borrowed a scrapper from son Mark. This was just a minor snow storm while we were in PA
It has been quite a while since our last blog. We have been busy doing things around our new home making it own. The house was move in ready but we wanted to do some painting and planting. But in the mean time we have been busy. One day we took a 45 minute ride to Daytona race track to donate blood. We were given a meal, a tee shirt and a ticket for a tour of the race track.
There were about 10 Red Buses there taking blood from donors.
There were a lot of people there, but it went fast with all the buses ready to collect blood.
On the way home we took a detour. We went to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. We stopped at the Haulover Canal area to a viewing area to look some manatees. There were about 6 or 7 in the canal.
Next we took the Black Point Wildlife Drive, a gravel road looking for some wildlife. It was too early in the year to see migrating birds and ducks. We did see a few different type birds and ducks. All mostly off in a distance. It is amazing that just a few miles from this tranquil place is the Kennedy Space Center were so many rocket launch have taken place.
We also viewed two rocket launches from our deck. Sorry no pictures
One day we were watching Animal Planet channel on TV. Dirty Jobs was on and they were at Rocky Reach dam in Wenatchee Washington. We had toured this dam in 2009. It is neat seeing some of the things not so common that we toured.
One day we traveled to Kissimmee, about a 45 minute drive to attend the Statewide Ranch Rodeo and Cowboy Heritage Festival. There were about 15 different heritage displays and demonstrations. One of the big events was whip cracking. The original Florida cattlemen were called “crackers”. They got this name from cracking their whip above the heads of their cattle to get them moving. There were cooking, weaving and basket making demonstrations. There was also a BBQ cook off. There were 16 stations where for just $6 you could sample of beef brisket, then vote for the one you liked the best. They were also cooking up samples of “swamp cabbage”. We passed on this as we had tasted this in the past and didn’t like it. Linda did try a swamp cabbage fritter and just manage to swallow it.
We also saw a couple of good movies, “Gone Girl” and “The Judge”.
I'm going to have to write another blog, as this one is getting a little long. Thanks for following along.