Our Location today is Apopka, Florida.
Even after being up and reading blogs we follow in the middle of the night I was still up and about by 8:00 this morning and Kathy followed within minutes. Again we made it a two cup morning with a muffin for breakfast while we discussed our plans for the day. Kathy went to do her morning reading while I did my inside chores before heading outside.
|This was only the fourth time in a month the train passed behind our trailer.|
Last month we had a cold snap at the end of January and because we forgot to shut the heat off during the day and the hot water heater at night it had drained the propane tank. Being much more conservative with the second tank but still forgetting the water heater on occasion we thought we’d refill this tank as we are expecting another cold spell this weekend. We are also moving to a campground in Crystal River, Florida tomorrow so in case they don’t refill tanks we had it done here today.
|Refill before we leave just in case.|
Once that was finished we headed to Walmart for some last minute supplies as well as some walking. Kathy even managed to find a nice overlay to help keep her shoulders warm.
Being that it was getting close to lunch and who knows if we’ll ever be back in this area we decided we’d stop for a light lunch at Steak n Shake of course. As we’d eaten a light breakfast as soon as our lunch was served we dug right in with no pictures. Two light meals in one morning left us feeling a little empty so we just had to add a little something to top it off. We had a sundae again and Kathy was hungry enough she was digging in to hers before it could pose for a picture.
|That's my Sundae, notice Kathy's disappearing in the background.|
I had commented that I didn’t think I would be able to see the outside duel near a curb and wouldn’t be able to match the clearance lights once I got home. So Kathy suggested that I pick them up here so I wouldn’t have to worry back home. A quick stop at Pep Boys Auto Parts and that problem was resolved.
Since Walmart didn’t have everything we wanted we continued down to the Target store on 441. Pulling into the parking lot near a light standard I thought that it was strange that there were branches and grass near its base. That is where Kathy pointed to a nest at the top of the pole and we heard the high pitched scream of birds so we left well enough alone. Coming out of the target store we now saw an Osprey sitting in the nest keeping a keen look at what was happening in the parking lot as well as the sky. It stayed there a good ten minutes before taking flight and coming in close contact with its mate but keeping a birds eye view on the nest.
|Osprey nest on light standard near truck.|
|Look at the size of that nest.|
|The Osprey looks like it's smiling for the camera. Look how thick the sticks are.|
|Keeping an eye on its nest.|
Back at the trailer Kathy did her inside chores while I remounted the bicycles on the trailer, put our chairs and table way, put the grill away and closed up the outside kitchen, put the tripod away and prepped the truck for towing all before supper.
|Truck prepped and Tripod stored for travel.|
|Our chairs and table and grill all put away.|
|Bicycles mounted on trailer.|
|Soup and a Bagel for Supper.|
Since we had those sundaes for dessert at lunch we got back into the light meal for supper. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!
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