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May 6, 2014 - DOME WALKING

We went back down to the preserve to get a few more caches and to walk the trails. If we wait until a few months from now the rains shall have made the trails a swamp and we dont like to walk in water, some people love to walk the wet trails. We did have some rain here a few days ago and most of that was gone , except for a part of the trail that had water on it. Just about feet of the trail had some water , but we found a way around the wet spot. The rest of the trail was dry, after that rain we had plants and flowers out for us to see...

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GEOCACHING 2014

May 4, 2014 - THE DAY AFTER

The day after is a different day of course and you can see why. We went to the "DOME" trails for some Geocaching and trail walk the other day. We got there around 1p.m. and by 2p.m. the skiies opened up and the rain started to come down. We walked in the rain with are rain gear on and made it back to the truck before it started to come down like dogs and cats. Today is Sunday and a different day it is !! The sun is out and not a cloud in the sky. We did about three miles of trail walking and Geocaching in the area. Had a great time, Norma...

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GEOCACHING 2014

May 3, 2014 - Walking The Dome At The "crew"

The weekend is here again and time to go out into the woods. I see there is a few new caches in the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed ( CREW ) down towards Immokalee , Florida about a hours drive from Cape Coral. We arrived about 1 P.M. and could see dark clouds out west of us and I think we can walk the trail and do some Geocaching before the rains come in on us. The Yellow loop trail is about two miles long and will bring us back to the parking lot. With stopping for some caches , we should be able to do this in about two hours and...

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GEOCACHING 2014

Jan 13, 2014 - Lake Trafford

From our Caloosa Cottage in Alva FL ... Monday, January 13, 2014 With our weekly trips to St Petersburg and occasional visitors we have stayed quite busy. The days seem to fly by. I thought I would post some overdue pictures. These were just taken on my phone, so the quality is not great. On Thursday we made what we hope was Charlie's last visit to St Petersburg for a while. He is not scheduled to return until July. I guess that means we will be back in FL then, but we will see what transpires. One day at a time. I have more pics I want...

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On the Road Again

Dec 21, 2013 - Hunting Season !!!!!

We wanted to go out in the woods this Sat. the first day of winter to walk some new trails at the "CREW" stands for Corkscrew regional ecosystem watershed that has over 60,000 acres and miles of walking trails. In 2012 they opened a new section of the preserve called Caracara Prairie Preserve Trails , the preserve is about 367 acres of ranch land adjacent to the rest of the preserve trails. This preserve is home to Caracara, state bird of Mexico that has its winter home here in the park. You can see gopher tortoises, sandhill cranes,white...

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Apr 18, 2013 - Safari in the Evening

So, if I went kayaking in the morning and on a safari in the evening, what did I do in the afternoon? Oh, okay, I'll tell you. I spent my money on stupid video machines in a mildly smoky casino in Immokalee, then ate an early dinner at a restaurant called Rib City. Ave Maria is a little town of catholics south of Immokalee and isn't on many Florida state maps! It is self-sufficient or shortly will be, as a gas station will open next month. We had to drive on Pope John Paul II Drive to get into town and we could see the back side of the...

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Feb 26, 2010 - Airboats & Alligators

The Merry Mariners Boat Club's "Land Excursion" coordinator, Joan Church, set up another fabulous Friday February 26. We traveled about 30 miles East of Cape Coral (land part) for an Airboats & Alligators outing on Lake Trafford just West of Immokalee, FL. Lake Trafford is a 1500 acre lake, much of which has only a foot or so of water and a soft mud bottom that is several feet deep. Airboats are the only way of visiting most of this shallow area. The cold north wind kept the gator sightings to a couple of dozen - a small fraction of what...

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Jan 12, 2010 - Dog Beach - Lovers Key

What a fun day we all had today (Blayde included). The day started in Naples, Florida, and then we headed to Lovers Key State Park. Right before arriving at Lovers Key State Park we stumbled upon a wonderful little cove named Dog Beach which, as the name implies, allows dogs. Blayde had a fun run and really enjoyed playing on the beach. I couldn’t help but take some video of him (included above) since he was having such a wonderful time. Of course, after the fun comes the clean up, but it was worth it (even if we will be carrying Florida...

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Feb 28, 2009 - Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

We drove about a hour away from where we live in Cape Coral, to a place that we have never visited in the last forty years living in florida. Since I have retired from the working class and have some time on my hands, I have got into bird watching, lighthouse visiting,house painting and yard working. Oh yes, I got a travel trailer and try to leave Norma at home and run out to the woods. The only time I leave Norma at home is when she has to work and can't come along with me and the dog's. Last week we went to the Corkscrew Swamp to look at...

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Gary's Camping Trips

Apr 21, 2007 - Up the River

We woke this morning to cloudy skies, but warm temperatures. A contrast to yesterday. We went down and had breakfast then arranged for our shuttle to the airport and a taxi to take us today at lunchtime for our sightseeing cruise. We settled down by the pool to read for the remainder of the morning. We were sent indoors by a brief, but heavy, rainfall. We went down to the lobby for our taxi and discovered a congregation of today's cruise shop passengers waiting for their shuttle. We now know what to expect tomorrow! Our taxi came and we had...

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