I know that you didn't know we were able to sneak away for three wonderful, glorious days last week. We loaded the two pups into the truck - threw some groceries in the camper and headed down to The Keys - Bahia Honda State Park to be exact. We were really very lucky Monday to be able to reserve a camping spot right on the water for three days at the last minute. In fact, we got the last available spot in all of the Keys - at least at a state park. So Tuesday morning we left and were back home Friday afternoon.
Now, let me back track just a little. In October of last year - the Mountain Man and I bought a new to us camper - a 23 foot long Outback travel trailer.
Looking from the door to the back.
The front queen bed and bunk - also taken from the door.
Taken from the back looking toward the front.
Then, of course, we had Thanksgiving and Christmas in this time frame also. It just seemed like things were going against our getting away. You know how that is - something always coming up. Finally, last week, we just decided that we were going somewhere - and it didn't really matter were. That's when I went to the Reserve America website and booked our three day trip.
Mountain Man watching the sunset on our first night at the camp site.
Sunset over the water
This was the view right outside our door. It was the best three days. We just slept and ate and took it easy - I even took naps! It was so nice to be able to just sit back and not have to worry about anything! We never left the campground, which is really different for us. We usually spend at least one day out when we are camping, site seeing, but we just decided not to leave the campground. We didn't even go into Key West, which was only thirty minutes away. Oh well, maybe next time.
Now, there was one thing that we saw that neither one of us had ever seen in the wild before.
For those of you that don't know - this is a manatee, or as some people call them - a sea cow. These are the most amazing animals. A lot of people can see them at power plants because manatees like warm water. They are also found in the springs here in Florida.
This guy was HUGE! This picture really does not do him/her justice (I don't know what sex it was, but that really isn't important). To make it even more special - there were actually two of them.
Aren't they amazing???
Mountain Man actually gave them a drink of fresh water - which was really pretty cool.
I have a couple of other pictures I would like to share with you - I usually have some great pictures of Samantha Ann - she likes to pose and I am able to get good pictures of her.
However, I never seem to get any good pictures of Jessie Lee. For some reason, Jessie doesn't like to have her picture taken. Her ears are always down and back - not a pretty picture.
Well, I finally was able to get some good pictures of Jessie and I want to share -
Isn't she cute? What has her attention?
I'll give you a hint - there is only one thing that would
capture her attention like this. Give up?
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
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