My Road Trip To Illinois Has Begun/Part 1

My Road Trip To Illinois My trip  actually began around 10 PM. I was amazed how relaxed  I was tonight.  All day, in fact. I had the house picked up. Vacuumed. Laundry : Washed, Dried And put away. Dishes washed and put away. I was packed by midafternoon. I amazed myself and actually got unpacked…

Quieting Your Heart For The Holidays/ Update from Sarah On Week 1 And Life In Our Neck Of The Woods/ Week 2 / By Time Warp Wife

From Sarah :
I am starting this wonderful study today. I wasn’t prepared for it when Advent started last week. I could blame it on the fact we were in Plant City until Tuesday of the first week. I had plenty of time to get ready for it here. I could have shared the first week on time but I chose family (In my case , Danny) and held off. Lighting Advent candles at a B & B could have been done. We had the whole house to ourselves. I still chose not to. I wasn’t ready (in my heart ) to begin.
My HEART WASN’T QUIET.
MY HEART hasn’t been QUIET in a very long time.
I was praying that our mini- vacation would bring us closer and in a way it did. Yet, NOT IN THE WAYS I NEEDED IT TO.

Thank You Florida! Fall Is Here In Our Neck Of The Woods!

The last few years, Florida has had much hotter weather. Winter never came. In January, we saw 90 degree temperatures. We were still While I am thriving, Danny is freezing . Of Course he has been cold all summer when it was in the 80’s here. The AC has only been off one day. Today…

Our Neck Of The Woods : Re-posted August 2019

Originally posted on Our Neck Of The Woods:
I wanted a way to post and share lot’s of pictures and information about OUR NECK OF THE WOODS….. Rolling Meadows Ranch Lake Kissimmee State Park Allen David Broussard’s Catfish Creek Preserve State Park Collier Farm Road Camp Mack Road Camp Mack Fish Camp AKA Camp Mack…

What Happens After Danny Comes Home 

We have some kind of snack.  Danny leaves to change his clothes. Lunch box gets emptied.  I unload the bucket of ice. Spilling the ice. Leftover hard blocks of ice go into  the freezer. Then we talk about the park. What happened that day. Much of which I already know thanks to the radio. Usually…

My Afternoon At Home Waiting For Danny To Get Home

Got Danny’s ice tea  ready first. I never know when he will come home early when it starts thundering and lightning. His tea : 2 gallon sized teabags in a 1 gallon tea pitcher.  NO LEMONS . No sugar.  STRONG. Mine : 1  maybe  2 regular tea bag(s ) if it’s real tea. Lemons /…

NEW- Lake Kissimmee State Park : 11 Mile Buster Island Paddling Trail OPENS -EVENT SATURDAY, November 14, 2015

Lake Kissimmee State Park: Buster Island Paddling Trail Lake Kissimmee is remote and unspoiled, offering endless reflecting waters, stunning stars in dark skies, and excellent fishing. Paddlers encircle Buster Island, a hiker and equestrian’s delight with miles of trails winding between moss-draped live oak. The paddling loop meanders through the Zipperer Canal, Lake Rosalie, Rosalie…

A Roundup. New Life. Rainy Days. Sunsets Sunrises. Park Life

Times are changing once again. All winter volunteers have  left the park. The snowbirds have left as well. It’s time for the locals to come and come they have. In droves…. So the rangers and this year round volunteer are back to doing Scrub downs and other such jobs. Summer is still  not here as…

Our Fall Roundup At The Park-

It was one of our first really nice mornings this fall. We have only had a few NOT SO HOT ONES. Clear Blue Sky…Something we haven’t seen much of. Getting ready to cross the Wooden Bridge Over Zipprer Canal and onto Buster Island. Looking at the Weir. The flood gates/locks are open.This is looking East…

Our Spring Roundup At The Park- April 2015

We were fortunate that the rain held off. Everything around us was WET. Flooding had  already started. It rained all Spring and SUMMER.  It was 86 degrees. HOT AND HUMID. WE Usually DO Our Spring Roundup in May But they were paying more at the time. Mark, Big Josh in the back, Erik and Danny….

Headed To The Roundup and What I Saw Along The Way

The Bunkhouse across from us.  The sun was just starting to break through.  It was 78 degrees. Cool compared to a few weeks ago.              Someone (ME) needs to MOW. I am hoping to get started mowing this weekend. If not, then I will be doing it when Danny is…

August In Our Neck Of The Woods- August 24, 2015-

I want to warn you: Nothing Special has gone on in Our Neck Of The Woods this month except Our Reunion At Bok Tower Gardens. I still need to do a post on our visit there. I keep forgetting about it. LOL. The ONLY SPECIAL THING that happened here and I forget to post. I…