While in the area we did some bike riding and also got in a few 9 hole rounds of golf at a local executive golf course. One day we drove out to Lakeland, FL and did some hiking in the Circle B Bar Reserve, a former cattle ranch that today boasts a wide variety of plants, animals and birds. At the reserve we saw over 20 alligators, various bird species, raccoons and armadillos. It was an enjoyable morning. The Anhinga and the Roseate Spoonbill are especially beautiful. But the Roseate Spoonbill is incredibly shy and we hope to one day shoot a better picture of one. We topped off the day at a vintage theater built in the 20's where we were first entertained by an organ concert (30 min prior to every movie show) and then to a documentary film that we had gone there to see. The theater had so much charm. The history of the theatre is a short, yet interesting read. http://www.polktheatre.org/history.asp
We are headed to Odessa FL for Thanksgiving week staying at the Silver Dollar Golf club.
Happy Thanksgiving to All!