You haven’t heard from us in a couple of days because there hasn’t been anything to report! We spent the last three nights at Cary State Forest in Bryceville, Florida just west of Jacksonville. It’s a beautiful, small campground, only seven campsites! We are very far from our nearest neighbors. The sites are beautifully done with very large concrete pads, also mulched and level tent pads, fire rings with benches, grills, picnic table. We have 50 amp electricity and water, dump station on site. There are tons of trails and dirt roads and many people bring horses here, they even have a picnic area for the equestrian folks where they can tie their horses, hose them down, etc. There’s also a large picnic pavilion with a spit big enough for a pig! (Maybe that’s the fate of the wild pigs they say are in this forest. We haven’t even seen a squirrel!)
We’re pretty far from things here, had to drive 8 miles to a small Winn-Dixie and 15 miles to a walk-in clinic (Bob’s fighting something, possibly bronchitis), so we’ve just been sticking to camp, taking Tessa for walks. She’s loving life and all the new smells she gets to snort up every day! She also has a new hobby … rolling. She doesn’t seem to be rolling “in” anything (thank God), she just seems to enjoy the experience of rolling on wet grass, in pine needles, on rocks, in sand … rolling’s awesome!
Today we move on to Arcadia, FL, not far from Ft. Meyers. We have several friends and family members in different spots within an hour or two of Arcadia, so it should be a nice central spot from which to visit. Stay tuned!
Here are pictures of our time in Cary State Forest: