January 22, 2014
|Bill, Helen, Bob, Georgette and Rita|
|Me, Helen and Larry Pellerin|
It warmed up a bit in the afternoon and a walk around the pond helped stretch those legs. No alligators were spotted, but we did see several species of birds. I’ll have to get my bird book out to identify them. I took an afternoon siesta that made my day. In the evening, Henry drove us to restaurant for an evening meal.
January 24, 2014
This morning, I had 41 degrees outside of the truck camper. The wind was blowing a bit and again it felt raw. Ah, but not as raw as Berlin, NH with a minus 15 below. Helen and I decided to travel up to Homosassa and check-in with Roland and Cindy. (Roland is the Superintendent of the Berlin Water Works which I am Chairperson of the BWW Commissioners). We drove into their compound just as they were getting ready to leave for the day on a boating trip. Roland offered me to tag along on the trip up some river, but I declined as it was too cold for my liking. He also invited us to stay at their rented house, but again we declined. It was time head further south and possibly warmer temperatures.
MacDill Air Force Base on the edge of Tampa Bay was our final destination for the day. A note here about distances…Brooksville to Homosassa is about 30 miles, Homosassa to MacDill is about 78 miles. All in all we weren’t traveling long distances. At MacDill, check-in was quick. Of course, this place is always full when it comes to the full hookup sites. It was no problem for us to dry camp and use our new Honda 2000 generator. We parked close to the restrooms. The Marina just 300 feet was next on our walk around the park. We were surprised that the camper recreation room was now filled with all of kinds rental equipment. The attendant told us that the Fam Camp registration building was going to be torn down and a new facility would be built. It was going to take three years to finish the new site. It is going to be a wonderful place when done.
It was now 63 degrees and warm enough for a walk on the beach. We spotted this guy with a Mine Lab metal detector and had an interesting conversation about his finds on the beach. On course, the birds were also fun to watch and see how close we could walk up to them before they would scatter.
This evening we are resting and recharging our batteries along with our bodies. Oh, Helen must have a fully charged body because she is reconfiguring a good portion of all of the cabinets. I’m amazed on how much stuff she can put away in different places.
That’s what we did and saw!