Monday, December 16, 2013

Largo, FL (our first post) 12/1/13 - 12/17/13.

Tonight we are having our first smoked turkey on the grill, via Bob.  Wow, very yum!

Because we are having such a good time here, we have extended our stay at our present location, here in Largo, FL until 2/6.  We are really enjoying this place (a Carefree resort).  Lots of exercise classes, shuffle board 2 X per week (hey don't laugh, good strategy and skill) as well as weekly meet and greets, get together events and social dinners too.  And that does not even touch upon the things we have not yet tried.  The place is at least 50 % Canadians, yet all are really friendly.  We are so busy, if we get out and about, it is only on a weekend days.

Our first adventure out of the campground was golf.  We walked 18 holes of an executive course and it was a lot of fun.

Next adventure was Fort De Soto in St. Petersburg, FL.  A whole lot of money was spent (demanded by the Tampa residents after the Spanish American war broke out).  They built this huge infrastructure, guns, living quarters.  Incredible money was spent.  All and all, armor was tested numerous times, but never actually used.  For those interested, a lot more detail (interesting) can be read at:

Our other adventure outside of the park in our first 2 weeks here in Largo, FL, is Honeymoon Island State park.  We hiked both the Osprey and the Pelican trail.  Wow!  So many birds to see.  It s a major breeding site for the Osprey.  It really was a wonderful day.

Some pictures from our recent adventures (on our weekends here in Largo FL) are below.

We hope to post again, prior to Christmas.

We are really enjoying all we are experiencing here in Largo, FL.

Fort De Soto Canon (with a range of 6.8 miles!)
We did not climb any canons :-)..De Soto SP
American Oyster Catcher (Fort De Soto SP)
Brown Pelican with baby (Fort De Soto SP)
Brown Pelican (Fort De Soto SP)
Brown Pelican (Fort De Soto SP)
Osprey with dinner (Honeymoon SP)
This guy looks like a type of heron, but we are not sure.
Beautiful just the same.(Honeymoon SP)
Bald Eagle (Teri's first sighting in the wild!, along ways off, which is why he is out of focus, but hey a first)
Honeymoon State Park
This Owl was beautiful!!  (Honeymoon SP)
On more picture of the owl.  His hoot was awesome to hear!
Seagull, ordinary, but hey he was posing!
Pilot Whales, Gulf of Mexico
Pilot Whale in the Gulf of Mexico
Wow so much to see!
Our first live Christmas tree in our rig!!! 


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