General gun season opened that weekend, so spots were hard to find, but we finally got one...tucked way in the back, off the road. In fact, if I didn't have a 4WD truck, we couldn't have gotten to it at all. There were two big mud ditches that we had to get through, but my truck did it just fine...whew!
I really like our spot...a big cypress stand was right behind us...
As we were setting up the tent, two park rangers came through on foot with a radio tracking device. They were out looking for a female panther in the area. About an hour or so later, they came out of the woods behind out tent - no panther, she had moved further north. Still a little exciting to think there was one close to where we were!
We did some caching (of course) and this guy was eyeing us as we tried to locate a cache across the canal from him.
The best part was building campfire...throwing wood pieces I had brought from work, pine cones and palm fronds...nothing beats a good blaze!
It was alot of doing for just one night, but it was worth it...I was awakened at 1am by a Barred Owl calling and flying big circles in the area...soft country music from our closest neighbors...it was peaceful and just so nice to get away from the city for a bit.
Continuing the writing exercise mentioned in my last post....
Day 02 → Something you love about yourself.
Honestly...I don't love that much about myself. I guess I'm empathetic, which is good...but I have too many negatives. Ok, ok...there has to be something...Ok. I llike that I am not hung up on "keeping up with the Joneses". Totally NOT me! I do not fall into the latest, greatest things. I am anti-"i" anything (ie. iPods, iPhones, etc.). Pandoras? What a waste of money! Things are not important to me. People are.
Well, not much of a post for that exercise, but all I can think of tonight.