The last couple of weeks have flown by… Last week I was too tired to put up anything but the cool Sandhill Cranes… Now for a bit that was missed…
Our headquarters while in Denver has been with good friends Lonnie and Laura. They hare awesome hosts! We took a few drone shots one day, and then that night we got snow, so a few more drone shots the next morning.
Saturday afternoon was spent in Ft Collins with more dear friends; Giny and Joe. We took the drone out to play in the middle of nowhere. My phone/drone interface wasn’t working well, so I don’t have much worthwhile footage, but we had fun! Here is a picture that proves, at least in Joe’s case, we never really have to grow up!
I decided that because we had two months worth of luggage, including all our SCUBA gear, we would get a big rental car. (See above). However, that Chevy Tahoe seemed far bigger than we needed. Since we were planning on driving all the way to Florida, when a light flashed on saying it wanted its oil changed, I offered Hertz to swap cars before we left Denver. I figured we would get a slightly smaller car for the trip. They were happy to swap, except they didn’t give me smaller… they moved us up to a Suburban. Same basic vehicle, just about 2 feet longer! Funny. We had plenty of room and grew to like the big old thing.
We spent a few days in Lincoln with Cherryl’s family – Jeanne, Steve and Mom Joanne. We even got to see Crista, Josh and William: niece and her family. No pictures though, so maybe it never happened. 😉
The next weekend was spent in Atlanta… I have several places I want to see in Atlanta, and we did none of them! We had a relaxing day driving in the country, soaking up views of pretty forested areas, spring flowers, and even a few animals. I had no idea Atlanta could be so beautiful! So we will return!
We drove to Buford Dam – like most dams, a beautiful lake on one side, a river on the other. Both sides were filled with people boating, fishing, or looking for wildlife.
This little guy was with a few others just out of the park.
About one hour out of Jacksonville, Florida, we were driving our cool big Suburban, when the peace was shattered by the sound of an explosion! The left rear (portside aft) tire blew, and did it very dramatically! But no problem keeping it in control; we just pulled off and tried to get the tire changed. The problem was getting the spare out from under the truck… once we got the trick figured out, it was pretty easy. A nice guy stopped to help us, and he had a hydraulic jack that saved us using the Chevy’s jack. A nice welcome back to Florida!
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park
This is a wonderful campground! We’re glad to be back! We’ve spent some time getting paperwork caught up, doing some trailer maintenance, and even some resting up.
We haven’t gotten the kayak in the lake here yet, but we’re anxious to go alligator hunting! There are hundreds of birds hanging out on the little islands in the lake, and great fun watching them this evening.
Here is an Osprey diving for dinner…
His take out order is here…
And now he has to show off by flying it past all the neighbors.
And so ends another week…