Friday, December 7, 2012
Myakka River State Park, Day #2
Gary was off to an early start as he had planned. After making breakfast and washing up the dishes, he disappeared down the road on his bicycle. This time he headed toward the north entrance of the park, a road that was MUCH longer than he anticipated. When we arrived at the park on Wednesday, we came in through the south entrance, so this was new territory for him to explore. Gary is far from being in shape, not that I'm one to talk, so riding a bicycle for long distances is a bit of a challenge. I know he made frequent stops to take pictures and see things, so I guess it wasn't too hard on him. He wasn't complaining when he came back to the campsite at the end of the day, so that was good. He saw all the types of wildlife we had seen on our first day, shopped at a couple of the park stores and gift shops, and found a place on the second floor of a restauarant where an internet connection could be occasionally found. Mid-day, he came back for some lunch with some new found friends in tow that wanted to see me. That was pretty cool to have visitors. By the end of the day, Gary had seen much of the park. Due to our short stay, I know he didn't see it all, but he sure tried. He always makes a major effort when we camp to take a lot of pictures, and I think he accomplished his goal. He has checked out the campsites in another loop that are brand new and absolutely gorgeous, so I don't think it will take much encouragement from me to get him to come back to Myakka River again soon. Time flies when you're having fun, and these two days went by in record speed. Our next stop will be Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont, FL. near Orlando. This will be another new place for us to visit, and if we have half as much fun as we've had at Myakka, we are guaranteed to have a BLAST!!! Lator, gators!