After our stay in the Everglades and south Florida, we needed to work our way back up the coast as we made some kind of progress towards Texas. One of our stopping points was Sanibel Island, Florida.
We don’t have many pictures and we didn’t do much. This was mostly just a nice place for us to wind down for a couple days after all the non-stop activity of the Keys, the ‘Glades and Big Cypress. We did some very minor RV maintenance, ate some good food and went bike riding (with just a little bit of shopping thrown in to keep Dasy happy). 😉
Be warned, the ground get’s very soft when it rains. I came back from somewhere to find the TW laying down on the job. I had to put a cutting board under the kickstand to stop it from sinking. I should have just left the TW on the hitch rack. The one time I took it out, it ran out of gas and I had to push it back. Of course, if I’d paid a little more attention, I might have realized that I didn’t have the fuel petcock turned on correctly. :S Lesson learned.
The Seafood Combo from the Island Cow… very tasty and enough for both of us. 🙂
Signs for Periwinkle Park, the only RV spot we could find on the island. The signs are easy
to miss, especially in traffic when you need to stop a 38’ motorhome and a Jeep.
A little shopping… I tried on some Vibram Five Fingers. Right size, but I didn’t like the style. You can find out more about them at BirthdayShoes.com if you’re interested.
After the rains… Drainage is a bit of an issue when you’re already at sea level. This is one of the main roads through the park. It was probably eight inches at the deepest point.
Nature’s windshield washer fluid – It rained, which got all the Everglade’s bugs “unstuck”. I took advantage of it to do a much needed windshield cleaning. I was standing on the Jeep bumper and I still couldn’t reach the top. 🙁
Note: We’re still playing ‘catch up’ on the blog. I’m posting this from Texas about two weeks after our actual stay there.
…To my not-so-little friend!
Manatees at Salt Springs
We spent a good part of the week at Salt Springs Recreation Area campground in Salt Springs, Fl. Today was our “check-out” day, but I managed to get some early morning time in the kayak and the manatees happened to be back.
More later, but I just wanted to shoot out a quick update and let everyone know we’re still here. Sorry for the time taken, but we had no signal out there and we really didn’t have anything important enough to make us hunt down some civilization. 🙂
The Star is all cleaned up, packed up and ready to roll a little further south. We’re heading to Sarasota tomorrow morning.
We have some close friends and some family in or near Sarasota, so we’ll be spending about a week there catching up with as many of them as we can track down.
We’ll be staying at the Sun ‘N Fun RV Resort, which also happens to be where Duncan and Jessica of Traveling On The Outskirts are currently workcamping. I’m not sure what else we’ll be up to, as I’m waiting on everyone involved (ahem) to tell me when we’re doing things so I can plan other things around them.
See you when we get there! 🙂