Another Florida, New Years camping trip.

I believe this was our last camping trip in Florida – it was New Years weekend ushering in 2009.  At the time we did not anticipate that it would be our last year in Florida.  This was also a cold weather trip but not quite as cold as the O’Leno trip.  We were at Payne’s Prairie State Park.  No kayaking on this trip but we took the bicycles and explored this unique area.  Darryl and I enjoyed our sandwich lunch watching a bald eagle perched high above us.  This was just one of the several eagles we observed that weekend.

 
Hmmm, wine and potato chips – camp cuisine.  Notice the touch of class on the table next to Darryl. 
 
Rubber spider hung from a tree.  Somebody’s idea of a joke – I love it!
Another chilly night ahead.
 
Yeah Baby!
 
“Portrait of an old man as a turtle.”
 
Happy New Year!  Time for bed.
 
Bikes and Spanish moss.
 
Any snakes in there Darryl?
 
Eagle surveying the lake.
 
I believe these are grebes, which is no big deal.  However, when this pair started swimming toward us we were also watching a small gator that they were headed straight toward.  It was easy to see when the first one noticed the gator and quickly changed course, avoiding a “circle of life” moment for us.
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