~Its been awhile~

Limpkin (seen at Central Florida Fairgrounds while attending HamjCation/2015)
Limpkin (seen at Central Florida Fairgrounds while attending HamjCation/2015)

Its been awhile….

The last time I posted a blog was when we were still at Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound, Florida. We left Hobe Sound almost two weeks ago, with love in our hearts for family that live there. Another treasured visit with them and we look forward to returning next season.

Leaving Hobe Sound we traveled to Orlando to attend the 2015 HamCation event that takes place every February at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. For those of you who might not know, HamCation is an event for Amateur Ham Radio operators and enthusiasts. People attend from all over the United States and some traveling from other countries to enjoy this unique event.

This was our fifth year to attend HamCation.  For four nights we parked at the Central Florida Fairgrounds along with nine other FMCA Amateur Radio Ham Club members. We weren’t alone, many, many other Ham Radio Amateur RV’ers were camped there as well.

During the day we walked around the outside flea markets and the vendors booths in several of the building designed to hold big events such as this. In the evening we enjoyed walks, happy hour and cookouts. On one occasion several of us ladies enjoyed some shopping and lunch. It was great fun seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

It made my heart happy to see hubby enjoying his hobby so much; he wore himself out touring all the fleas and vendor booths.

As far as my hobby goes, there is a big lake along one side of the fairgrounds and I was thrilled to see and photograph some of the many shore birds that enjoy this area. Also, saw a pair of nesting Red-shouldered Hawks and one day witnessed one of them swooping down and grabbing a Mourning Dove.

After HamCation us and two other coaches headed to Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont for seven nights of camping, where we enjoyed long walks, evening cookouts, a few meals out and just being together. On one occasion we visited World of Beer (WOB) where we enjoyed several tasty draft brews and a great lunch! Cheers guys!  Until 2016!

Leaving Lake Louisa we headed to Silver River State Park with our wonderful friends and traveling buddies Karla and Larry and here as well, we enjoyed some hikes and a visit to Silver Springs. Karla and Larry left us today to head home and we are going to miss them.

Howard and I remain at Silver River State Park for a few more days. As I sit here, in the coach typing this blog, the sky is a dull grey, the wind is blowing a little stronger, the air is a little cooler and according to the weather service we are in for a few days of rain.

So for the next few days, being outside in the gorgeous Silver River wilderness, won’t look as inviting and we just might get a few inside items accomplished. Things like writing a blog!

I hope you enjoy these photos taken along the shore of the lake at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, Florida.

Smooth Landing
Smooth Landing
Handsome Devil
Handsome Devil
Courtship at the Docks
Courtship at the Docks
I send you Hearts
I send you Hearts
Little Blue I Love You
Little Blue I Love You
Walk this Way
Walk this Way
Pretty and White
Pretty and White
A Cute Coot
A Cute Coot
Looking for my Lady
Looking for my Lady

Until next time…..

Come fly with Us

Come fly with Us
Come fly with Us

 

 

4 thoughts on “~Its been awhile~”

    1. Hi Gay! Thanks so much for your sweet words. I know that sometimes, we miss our friends that post and are glad to see a post after an absence. Thanks for caring. I have been busy and have truly missed posting. I hope to catch up with everyone’s blogs. Hope you and Joe are doing well and enjoying each and everyday! Take care. Talk with you soon. 🙂

    1. Hi Pam. Back in the 70’s I got my Ham Radio license and mostly talk on what is called 2 meters. Over the years I have enjoyed the social aspect of “hamming” and have supported hubby. You are correct in that I enjoyed walking around taking photos a lot more than I did walking around looking at all the electronic items! 🙂 I hope you are doing well and enjoying your hikes. We have been walking and enjoy it very much. Chat with you soon!

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