It is just plain hard to get too excited about anything around here today or even the last week. It is in the 80s and we're loving it. Perhaps a bit windy, but we're not about to complain. For you folks north and west, we're sorry to hear about your troubles. Just hang in and it will improve.
I didn't realize that it has been 4 days since we have posted a blog. I guess when we're having fun, the priorities get switched around. The first day on site was a work day. 3 of us fellows put the chain saw in a pickup and went about 10 miles to a pile of wood. The bad news is that I think it is too green to even burn, but we'll try it anyway.
Saturday was spent at the visitor's center attending some history seminars. I didn't learn that much, but the seminars were well done and informative, especially for anyone who hasn't spent much time in the area. But it was a good refresher for us. Sunday night we went on a night walk on a observation boardwalk. I hate to say it, but at my age, walking in the dark is a challenge, at least to go in a straight line. We had no problems, but we were aware of different environment. There was very little wildlife seen or heard. But the lead ranger gave a good tutorial as we went.
Tomorrow we're going to check out a museum in Everglades City. Then to a sandwich shop for lunch followed by another museum near by. On Wednesday, I'm going on a 5 hour canoe trip. We have been told to bring a change of clothes in case we roll the canoe. I also understand that the path is not always very wide or tall, so we may have a few battles with the brush on the way.
That is about enough for one report. Our solar panels seem to almost do a good job. About every other day, we need to run the generator an hour in the morning. The downer has been a couple of days with a heavy cloud cover. But we're doing well otherwise.
Have a great day (we are!)