October 24, 2015 – Wildwood, Florida

Yes, we are still here in the repair shop.  Most of our list has been accomplished, but we are waiting on a cable to connect the rear-view camera to the monitor on the dash. Mechanic Kevin predicts that it will be in on Tuesday. That means he’ll install it on Wednesday.  And, that means we would leave on Thursday. We’ll see.

We have been catching up on paperwork and housework.  Yesterday, after lunch, we went to see A Walk in the Woods. I enjoyed it and Andy must have too; he stayed awake through the whole thing.  It has been several years since I read the book, but I think the movie was faithful to it.

It was nice to be able to cook and eat at home, since Sao was not in the shop today. Andy requested spaghetti. After lunch, we drove to Lake Okahumpka Park, just a mile or three down the highway from Alliance Coach. We like to take our walk there when we are in Wildwood.

b Trail Sign

We walked the red trail three times to give us 3.87 miles, actually over four miles when you count our side trips. It is a level, paved trail all around the small county park.

b First Bridge

There are two gazebos along the trail for taking a rest, but we did not use them.

b Gazebo

I read on the web that okahumpka is an English-ization for an Indian phrase meaning deep water. It is difficult to get much of a view of the lake from the park.  This is all we could see of it, from the boat ramp. We agreed that, next year, we will rent a canoe and explore the lake.

b Lake Okahumpka

He is another picture showing the pier alongside the boat ramp.

a View from Boat Ramp

There are a lot of Live Oaks with Spanish moss, but none of them are the full, wide ones we see out in the open pastures.

This is the trail along the lake shore.

b Trail Along Live Oaks

b Live Oak and Spanish Moss

I wonder how many signs you really need on a walking trail in a small county park. I don’t know what the stop sign is for; this spot is not at a road. Of course the blue and red ones direct you on the trail you want. The green arrow directs you to the next World Gym stop.  We could not figure out the green signs along the trail with compass bearings.

b Stop Sign

This is one of the World Gym stops.  I did not try any of them. We decided that walking is enough for old people.

b World Gym Equipment

These Spanish moss beards were swaying in the breeze and sunshine.

b Sunshine on Spanish Moss

One section of the trail follows the park road around a broad lawn. These tiny lavender flowers were in the grass at the edge of the road.

b Tiny Lavender Flowers in Grass

This is a turn in the trail where it goes over a little ditch.  We saw water in it for the first time today.  We’ve been told that Florida had a lot of rain this summer.

a Turn in the Trail

This nice walk through the woods is along the highway.  You can see a car driving by at the end of the path.
b Trail and Highway

It was a beautiful day with temperatures in the high seventies or low eighties with a nice breeze. All three picnic pavilions had a group of picnickers in them.  We saw men playing disc golf and the playground was full of children.

I noticed some poles along the trail that were not here the last time we were. There are five of them.

a Bat Houses

We pondered them for a few minutes and then I saw this sign.

a Bat House Sign

Here is a close up of a bat house.

b Bat House Close Up

Kudos to Nathan Arnold and troop 439 for a fine project.

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4 thoughts on “October 24, 2015 – Wildwood, Florida

  1. kokomofotwo October 25, 2015 / 1:43 am

    Dinata;were do you stay when your home is in the shop? jim

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  2. Dee October 25, 2015 / 1:51 am

    I like this format better.
    Dee Kermode

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    • Dinata Misovec October 25, 2015 / 2:15 am

      I’m glad to hear that Dee. It is a lot easier for me and it used less data. And, that keeps the phone bill lower.

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  3. Dinata Misovec October 25, 2015 / 2:13 am

    We stay in the shop with it. They have a parking lot with electric and water hookups. They take the RV into the garage bay in the morning and bring it back out to our spot and the end of the day. We can actually get into it during the day if we need anything, but it is inconvenient to try to prepare a meal and eat when the RV is closed up for the road.

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