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From Our Neck Of The Woods: Early Days With Danny In Florida: Most Before I Moved There Permanently

Danny and I Bok, Tower Gardens, 2005 Early Days Danny worked there as a gardener.
Danny and I
Bok, Tower Gardens, 2005 Early Days
Danny worked there as a gardener.
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Early Days With Danny In Florida: Most Before I Moved There Permanently.

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From An Aspiring Writer : “Obstacle Course” In Response to A Daily Post’s Writing Prompt.

“Obstacle Course”.


He writes a short but good article on Don’t Let Your Perfection Become Procrastination.
Check it out…… Please don’t forget to look at it after reading what I have to say.

MY Daily Post’s Writing Prompt : Obstacle Course
My life is an obstacle course.
Just getting out of bed is an obstacle course by itself.

What holds me back?

What do I procrastinate about and WHY?

Dishes and other housework…..Lupus and Fibro Most of the time…
Because I really DON’T WANT TO DO THEM AS                                                                            WELL.

Mowing the grass                          Lupus and Fibro
SUMMER AND THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY
Lawn mower is broke
TOO WET To MOW
I’ll do it tomorrow

Walking                                            Lupus and Fibro
My Ankle won’t support my walking.
SUMMER AND THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY
Wishing Danny would walk with me.

THERE IS A LADY AT THE PARK THAT WOULD MEET                                                             ME IN THE MORNINGS AND WALK WITH ME…..
I PUT OFF EVEN CALLING HER

Why did I do that?                         PROCRASTINATION.
DEPRESSION
FEAR ??????
Why Fear?:                                         Fear that I would slow her down and make her NOT                                                                      want TO WALK  WITH ME

I have let Depression and Lupus and Fibro Rob me of my life.

Danny is another reason why I have become the way I am.
I need to take control of my life once more.
Sarah

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Good Morning From Our Neck Of The Woods- Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Part 2

My MOTIVATION AND GIDDYUP  & GO,  Giddied UP & WENT when Danny got up at 6 and said he was taking the day off.
My MOOD took a NOSEDIVE,
I was longing to turn up the  music and get my books sorted and put where I wanted them to go. It has been a long time since I really wanted to listen to anything.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not MAD that he took the day off since I tried and tried to get him to call off yesterday.
I am Very Frustrated that my mood sank that quickly and my motivation along with it.
Yes, I can still do everything but listen to the music like I wanted to,
It’s just I was excited this  morning for the first time in a long time.
Danny’s going to be in and out of the Den and kitchen area and we’d be in each other’s way if I went ahead with my original plan.
I can do it tomorrow.
I had to laugh at the
“I can do it tomorrow” because that is some thing I don’t normally mind doing.
What I didn’t like is saying he was hungry and wanted BREAKFAST > NOW.
Danny never eat breakfast before he goes to work. He never eats breakfast before 10 AM if he is home.
Secondly, Danny KNOWS My STOMACH IS NEVER GOOD THIS EARLY IN THE MORNING. MY SENSE OF SMELL IS EVEN WORSE.
FOOD MAKE ME NAUSEOUS .
What did I do?
I made him breakfast.
But he got “THAT LOOK” .
More than once.
Ok, I am done with my ramblings about nothing important for this morning.
Aren’t you glad I don’t usually post at this time of day?

Have a good hump day.
Sarah

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Our Neck Of The Woods- Odds And Ends

I was mowing. It was 98 degrees. I was Hot and Miserable.  Then I saw Cardinals fly by and I was happy.  Why was my hair down instead of the usual pony tail? I was getting too much sun,
I was mowing. It was 98 degrees. I was Hot and Miserable.
Then I saw Cardinals fly by and I was happy.
Why was my hair down instead of the usual pony tail? I was getting too much sun,
One of the Cardinals I was watching.
One of the Cardinals I was watching.
Sorry about the quality. Taken on Danny’s cheap phone. 2007 One of the many weddings that have taken place at the park.
Danny's niece, Samantha and I. Lake Kissimmee State Park . Trigger. 2009?
Danny’s niece, Samantha and I. Lake Kissimmee State Park . Trigger. 2009?
On a friends airboat. 2009? Lake Hatchineha , Near Camp Mack Fish Camp.
On a friends airboat. 2009?
Lake Hatchineha , Near Camp Mack Fish Camp.
One of our events. I was leading a group of adults and kids on a hike. 2009?
One of our events. I was leading a group of adults and kids on a hike. 2009?
Gator at the Marina. LKSP 2007
Gator at the Marina. LKSP 2007
Vittles. Just after Danny found him on Good Friday. 2010. My Easter Bunny. He lived outside our RV and house till just a few months ago.
Nibbles. Just after Danny found him on Good Friday. 2010. My Easter Bunny. He lived outside our RV and house till just a few months ago.
Danny feeding Vittles in the RV. 2010. Easter.
Danny feeding Nibbles in the RV. 2010. Easter.
My first burn. They were burning in the campground.  I showed up with LUNCH, Hamburgers, fries and potato salad.   Site #3.  I got put to work right after this picture was taken. Took classes ASAP. Danny is the first one on the right, No hat on.
My first burn. They were burning in the campground.
I showed up with LUNCH, Hamburgers, fries and potato salad.
Site #3.
I got put to work right after this picture was taken. Took classes ASAP.
Danny is the first one on the right, No hat on.
Why would I take a picture of a mom and son looking out their RV,  Danny was trying to catch a RATTLESNAKE.  Since I WAS NOT HELPING, I did what I do best. I take photos.
Why would I take a picture of a mom and son looking out their RV,
Danny was trying to catch a RATTLESNAKE.
Since I WAS NOT HELPING, I did what I do best. I take photos.
Lucky Girl and I at the shop at the park. Danny and I raised her. We found her right after she was born. Mom couldn't take care of her so we did. Bottle fed her every 4- 6 hours for week.  The less often.  She was a life saver for me. This all happened shortly after Bobby Died. She was Born November 3, 2007.
Lucky Girl and I at the shop at the park. Danny and I raised her. We found her right after she was born. Mom couldn’t take care of her so we did. Bottle fed her every 4- 6 hours for week. The less often.
She was a life saver for me. This all happened shortly after Bobby Died. She was Born November 3, 2007.
To the far left near one of the posts.....A PANTHER. I barely got it in the shot.
To the far left and at the top of the larger post …..A PANTHER. 

They are rare here. I have seen another one with Danny. Both on Rolling Meadows Ranch…. This was taken right past the entrance gate coming in. A mile from the house.
I will post these and then do a Part 2.
Sarah

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Sarah’s Daily Life: Nothing Is Working: Is It Me Or Is It The Slow Internet and Computer Issues? June 10, 2015

Same Pic from Last night. Desk top and TV In the LR Where I am sitting now.
Same Pic from Last night. Desk top and TV In the LR Where I am sitting now.
My Gateway: also posted last night. Where I sit during the day when I am not on the porch or on the desk top. I love looking out the French Doors. This is where the one deer always comes to.
My Gateway: also posted last night. Where I sit during the day when I am not on the porch or on the desk top. I love looking out the French Doors. This is where the one deer always comes to.

My life right now is one big BORE.  I actually laughed at that so I must be in pretty good spirits.
It’s been raining again. Good for the grass seed. Bad for the flooding going on everywhere. The park is still flooded in places and has been for MONTHS.
Our section of Rolling Meadows Ranch is a bit higher so we actually dry out quickly. But that is not what this post is all about. Last night I rambled about the laptop not working.
Well after a restore …..uploading all the updates or most of them….some are still being added and after uploading Norton AGAIN….. With ALL of their updates…….The computer is working BETTER.
I said better.
Not great. Not even good. So I still need to tweak it some more. I usually can fix it.
If I can’t…and I pray I can…..Because EITHER I Leave it the way it is OR I ASK DANNY TO WORK ON IT.
Danny loves working on computers. Desktops. He loves building them. Which is why I have this desk top and he has just built himself one. His lap top was wearing out.
His GATEWAY, that I bought him crashed and burned a few years ago.
Mine Bought at the same time STILL WORKS AND WORKS WELL.
It is almost 9 years old.
I mentioned it last night also.
I bought the Gateways with the money I got after Bobby died. SO I am hanging on to MINE with everything I have. I have Danny’s and it is used for parts. It has EP on it. I thought of updating it. We really can’t afford to. I decided not to because It has so many programs on it I use all the time.
AN old Office program that I use for WORK. None of my other computers have one. So much more.
I am still in a RAMBLING MOOD….not sure why except Danny’s been working in his computer room…Working is not the right word but I will leave it for now. LOL.
I totally got of the subject:
Danny loves WORKING ON DESK TOPS…..
HE HATE WORKING ON LAP TOPS.
Mine especially. So I haven’t asked him to LOOK AT MINE. It will take him hours to fix it….probably.
To get back to the original subject: the title:
Word Press seems to be acting up.
I got tired of seeing
BEEP BEEP BOOP.
Danny just yelled out: “Do you have internet ?”
Well, that at least answers one question. Yes, I have internet but IT IS SLOW.
His came back on….
It does this all the time.
Still doesn’t explain not getting past the
BEEP BEEP BOOP…..
On any of the computers……
The lap top is still uploading programs.
So I guess I am stuck here for awhile.
Oh How did I get the lap top? Danny promised me a NEW one.
He found one.   A Returned New One from someone else…fixed and put on Amazon.  Cheap. Well under $100.00. So not the new one I wanted but I was very glad to get it.
Right after it came. Danny built the desk top and gave it to me.

So I went from an old computer I need to save to having 3 computers.
Still wondering when I get MY PHONE THAT WAS PROMISED 9 years ago?
But that is another ISSUE FOR ANOTHER DAY.
I am done with this post.
Aren’t you glad?
Sarah

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My Life As an Angel Mom and The Son I Miss More Ever Day

This will be a hard post to write. This page is a hard one to need.
Today is May 19, 2015. An average day for many. Not so to me.
9 years ago today, my only child, Bobby died…..suddenly and without warning.
My world as I new it ENDED!
I can never get it or ME back.
I will be sharing Bobby with you. In pictures. Most were lost in a fire shortly after I left Colorado.
I will be sharing memories. I am A Mom. A mom without her child here on earth. I am a mom who struggles daily to be a better person.
I will be posting things I have written over the years.
This is dedicated to my son,
Robert Lee Kasch
Sunrise July 17, 1980
Sunset May 19, 2006
I wrote this on His Facebook page years ago.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/103034783080344/ Robert Lee Kasch (Bobby) May You Rest In Peace)

What can a mom say about her only child, who was taken from this world suddenly and without warning? Bobby was almost 26 years old. He never married and didn’t have any children. He had a strong faith in God and liked helping others. He worked at The Gazette in Colorado Springs. He loved kids and his cat. His favorite people were his Aunt Donna, his cousins, his great- grandparents and the Lymings. He loved Kari. He ‘d be the first to tell you that he loved his mom most. We were really close. He’d call in the middle of the day just to have me listen to a favorite song. He called at midnight to wish me Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday. He love the Cubs and the Broncos. He loved his privacy….
He loved his MOMMA the Most.

Another Post: https://www.facebook.com/pages/In-Loving-Memory-of-Robert-Lee-KaschBobby/184711451576070?ref=bookmarks
I re-

Bobby at 3 months  This Little Boy Of Mine.
Bobby at 3 months
This Little Boy Of Mine.
Bobby and I -1 year. 1981
Bobby and I -1 year. 1981
A Mother's Day Pic for Me
A Mother’s Day Pic for Me
Bobby and I -1986
Bobby and I -1986

wrote it:

What can a mom say about her only child, who was taken from this world suddenly and without warning? BOBBY DIED FROM AN ASTHMA ATTACK. He hadn’t had a serious attack in years. YES! ASTHMA KILLS! Bobby was almost 26 years old. He never married and didn’t have any children. He had a strong faith in God and liked helping others. He worked at The Gazette in Colorado Springs. He loved kids and his cat. He love his church and youth groups. He loved the Chicago Cubs and the Denver Broncos. He loved the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Shania Twain. His favorite people were his Aunt Donna, his cousins, his great- grandparents and the Lymings. He loved Kari. He ‘d be the first to tell you that he loved his mom most. We were really close. He’d call in the middle of the day just to have me listen to a favorite song. He called at midnight to wish me Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday. He just call for no reason. The first thing he said when he talked to me was, “Mom, I love you!” That was also the last thing he said. …..

A LETTER FROM HEAVEN:

Letter From Heaven…

To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say,
But first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.
I’m writing this from Heaven, where I dwell with God above,
Where there are no tears or sadness, there is just eternal Love.

Please do not be unhappy, just because I’m out of sight,
Remember that I’m with you, every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you, when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me, and said, ” I welcome you”.

“It’s good to have you back again.
You were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they’ll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan.
There’s so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man”.

Then God gave me a list of things he wished for me to do.
And foremost on that list of mine, is to watch and care for you.
I will be beside you, every day of the week and year,
And when you’re sad I’m standing there, to wipe away the tear.

And when you lie in bed at night, the day’s chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth, and all those loving years,
Because you’re only human, there’s bound to be some tears.

One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over,
I am closer to you now than I ever was before.
And to my many friends, trust God knows what is best.
I am not far away from you, I’m just beyond the crest.

There are rocky roads ahead for you and many hills to climb,
Together we can do it, taking one day at a time.
It was my philosophy and please I’d like for you,
To give unto the world, so the world will give to you.

If you can help someone who’s in sorrow or in pain,
Then you can say to God at night, my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that my life it was worthwhile,
Knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

When you’re walking down the street and I am on your mind,
I’m walking in your footsteps, only half a step behind.
And when you feel a gentle breeze of wind upon your face,
That’s me giving you a great big hug, or just a s oft embrace.

When it’s time for you to go from that body to be free,
Remember you are not going, you are coming home to me.
I will always love you, from that place way up above,
I will be in touch again soon.
P.S. God sends his love.

I was going to share the write up I did on Bobby and The Week Of His Death And Beyond but I can’t seem to find it anywhere.
which means My mind is foggy right now. That article should be saved everywhere. Closing this for now. It is just not working for me.
More later.
Bobby, I love you. Always have. Always will.

Love Mom

Bobby, Danny and I.... Better Days In Colorado...One month before Bobby died.
Bobby, Danny and I…. Better Days In Colorado…One month before Bobby died.
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Re-posting From kelsbelzphotography -Old habits still there

Old habits still there.
From Sarah: It’s been 12 years since we first met. 10 plus years that I started visiting Danny in Florida. Almost 9 years living with Danny. 9 years married,
I still feel like this.
What’s even worse: Danny feels it more than I do. He knows how much I really hate Florida……The climate. The heat and humidity are making me CRAZY.

 

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of us….the good and the bad :Re-posting From Lily Pup’s Life

Happy Mother’s Day to all of us….the good and the bad.

If your mother has passed, I am sorry. It must be a tough day.

If you are estranged from your mother, I’m sorry. It must be a tough day.

If your mother was abusive, I’m really sorry. It’s a tough day.

If you had the kind of mother that loved you and was there for you, I am happy for you.

If you are a mother and your kids will recognize the day in some way, good for you.

If you have lost a child, you have my sympathy and prayers.

If you have children that could seem to care less, I’m sorry.

I just couldn’t let Mother’s Day go by. Without raining on the parade, I think it is important to remember that it is a not a good day for everyone. Do you know someone who could use a hug or a prayer today?

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From Sarah:
My Comment Oh Her post.

Lily, I should have read this YESTERDAY. Or whenever it first came to my attention. But I wasn’t feeling positive about the day. I was in a dark place. The almost uncontrollable teary/moody/bitchy/emotional/Menopausal/Hormone and Grieving rollercoaster I get from time to time. Where I want to yell or scream at Danny (because he’s here and doesn’t say the words I need to hear…Happy Mother’s Day.} Danny is just Danny. If I were to ask him …he would have said them…This Year I decided not to BEG…SO I never heard the words.
Our phone lines were down…Thanks Verizon…..
So I couldn’t call My Dad. (Mom died less than a year ago). I couldn’t call my sister, my niece…No one.
I didn’t want a stranger to say the words although I almost wish someone had.
I can’t call Bobby. He’s in Heaven.
I had an awesome /magical childhood.
Mother’s Day along with Father’s Day were CELEBRATIONS. All Holidays were.
I kept the traditions up when I left home.
Bobby was awesome.
My mom always sent me a Mother’s Day card. Even after Bobby died. She understood. This year…..No Mother’s Card.
It was the knowing for weeks that I wouldn’t get THAT CARD that hurt. I wouldn’t be able to call her. I wouldn’t be able to hear her voice.
Yet, today : I remember HER. I see her smile.
I remember Bobby.
I rambled here…Again. Sorry.
Lily,

Thank you for this post. I am sorry you had a rotten childhood….I am so very glad your children have you as their mom. Happy Mother’s Day.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you.
Love Sarah

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Our Neck Of The Woods

Rolling Meadows Ranch Our Sunset Spot- Our Yard
Rolling Meadows Ranch Our Sunset Spot- Our Yard
Sand Hill Cranes
Sand Hill Cranes

This is from my Our Neck Of The Woods Facebook Pagehttp://www.facebook.com/sarahsneckofthewoods. Our Life. Lake Kissimmee State Park, Rolling Meadows Ranch and Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park, Lake Wales, Florida. Where we work, live, play, cry and most of all Love each other.. Come and sit a spell. Danny and I share so much laughter and tears here, working and living here as we do. I needed a place to start downloading pictures I have taken over the years here. I need to write about them. I spend so much time wishing I was still living in Colorado that I forget what I have here. We really have a great life. I’m praying that once we finally get into the Cracker House things will get better-UPDATE- We are in the remodeled State Cracker House and it is better, although there are times I miss the RV. We lived it in for 5 years. It was home. It IS OURS…..I am also posting about Country Life in General and Florida in particular. Danny is a park ranger at Lake Kissimmee State Park. I volunteer there. I am a former teacher who misses being around kids.… I am mom who lost her only son, Bobby 9 years ago. I am a wife. I need to find me again. “Our Neck of the Woods” refers mostly to Rolling Meadows Ranch, were we live. It joins Lake Kissimmee State Park, on one side and Allen David Broussard’s Catfish Creek Preserve State Park on the other. We work mostly at LK and RM.
From Sarah Now. : Our Neck Of The Woods, Is all about  Our Life in the last 10 plus years. All about Our area and it’s history. About Life in Florida. It is about Danny and Sarah. Life at or around the park.

via Our Neck Of The Woods.

Rolling Meadows Ranch -Where we live, work, play, love
Rolling Meadows Ranch -Where we live, work, play, love
Deer by the French Doors.
Deer by the French Doors.
Just a small part off the back and side of the yard. and the Cracker House
Just a small part off the back and side of the yard. and the Cracker House
Danny Fixes One Of The Electric Gates
Danny Fixes One Of The Electric Gates
Me Working at Rolling Meadows Ranch
Me Working at Rolling Meadows Ranch
Danny and I were on the swamp buggy at Rolling Meadows. Oh the fun we would have.
Danny and I were on the swamp buggy at Rolling Meadows. Oh the fun we would have.

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Danny and I at Liar’s Lair Saloon : Park Of Camp River Resort and next to Rolling Meadows Ranch and Across From Lake Kissimmee State Park. . We were celebrating a house event. Or Park Event . Not sure.
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Danny’s “I Won’t Be Long” While I waited In The Truck At The Ranger Staition While It Poured

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Ranger Station -Lake Kissimmee State Park

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There is a deer in most of the pictures.
There is a deer in most of the pictures.

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Re-posting From Sarah’s Attic Of Treasures: This Past Week In Our Neck Of The Woods. A Roundup. New Life. Rainy Days. Sunsets Sunrises. Park Life

From Sarah : May 5Th.. I just tweaked this a bit .Slowly learning my way around here.

Sarah's Attic Of Treasures

Watch Out for the sharp ends. Watch Out for the sharp ends.

Our Wild Bunch Our Coy boys for the day.

Talk About Being In Your Face. Talk About Being In Your Face.

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These are waiting to be let out These are waiting to be let out

Charlie, Our Real  Cowboy. opens the gate for me so I can just drive though. Charlie, Our Real Cowboy. opens the gate for me so I can just drive though.

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 far as the calendar says and yet we are breaking heat and humidity records almost every day. Rain is still a problem as flooding continues.
We had one of our 2 roundups at the park. Met some new friends.
I lost a friend this past week. Long story there and one I will share when the…

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Reblogged From Elizabeth Peterson: No Regrets

https://thefuzzyoctopus.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/no-regrets/
From Sarah: Elizabeth’s  timing on this post is perfect.
Menopause has not been good to me.
I was sitting at my desk here, waiting for Danny to come out of his Computer Room where he’s been tied up since we got home from Walmart. I’ve had a sinus headache all day. So my mood hasn’t been all that good. I’d tried laying down but couldn’t fall asleep. I just KNEW Danny was going to come out and say: “Are you ready for a glass of wine?” It’s been our habit to have a glass or so of wine every night. We both look forward to that. I usually have a few snacks ready as well.
This was my first read of the day.
I’d been thinking of ALL the words I wanted to say to him. The ones I really shouldn’t say. The angry, bitter or whining words.
Danny hasn’t done anything wrong. I could always go in and just ask “How much longer”.
Yet, I sit and ponder ALL those WORDS.
So Elizabeth: Thank you.

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Re-post From Sarah’s Attic of Treasures On Facebook: Notes. Where we live, work, laugh, play and love.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/sarahs-attic-of-treasures/where-danny-and-i-live-and-worklaugh-and-play-love-each-other/407786782628771

There’s been a lot of confusion here about where Danny and I live and Work. It’s is a bit complicated. I talk about us working at Lake Kissimmee State Park , Rolling Meadows Ranch and even at Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park. I also mention Catfish Creek ,the Creek. I mention living at the park and RMR.It’s all true. So here’s a bit of the story: In  November 2006, I moved to Florida from Colorado. Danny and I moved out of the house his Dad had built when he was a child. His dad died when Danny was 6. He lived in Haynes City all of his life. We bought a 5th Wheel and moved to Camp Mack Fishing Camp…..Camp Mack Road, Lake Wales. It’s right across from Lake Kissimmee State Park. Danny was working at Bok Tower Gardens at the time.

February 1, 2007, Danny got a job as a Park Ranger at Lake Kissimmee State Park (LKSP) I started volunteering. August 4, 2007, we moved the RV across the street to LKSP and lived in what is called Day Use Area. I was Campground and Day Use  Host….Among many other things. We lived their until December 2008.

We moved over to Rolling Meadows Ranch. It was a SOD FARM til the state took it over 6 years before. The Sod people totally moved out January 4, 2009. We remained in the RV until the Cracker House was Gutted and remodeled. (Part of the kitchen was left as it was. I wanted the CABINETS.)We worked on the house for  almost 4 years. We moved into the Cracker House and out of the RV in September 2011. It was not totally finish. Not by a long shot. We also need the RV to cook etc for months.

Lake Kissimmee State Park manages Rolling Meadows Ranch.  LKSP also Manages Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park (CCPSP) or Catfish Creek. LKSP also manages a place called Money Tree and  a few other tracks of land.Lake Kissimmee State Park also leases pasture land. All the pastures seen from LKSP to RMR on both sides of the road belong to LKSP.Rolling Meadows Ranch connects to CCPSP. So LKSP has almost 20,000 areas to manage.   Rolling Meadows Ranch is the largest of the 3. It’s where we take our NIGHTLY DRIVES that I talk about. It’s more of our Evening Rides because we usually get home around Dark.

Catfish Creek runs through CCPSP and RMR. I’m usually speaking of RMR’S Section of it. SO HAVE I TOTALLY CONFUSED YOU?  It takes time to fully understand all we do.

From Sarah: There are pictures in the original post on Sarah’s Attic Of Treasures. Showing the Cracker House :Beginning.