Thursday, January 3, 2013

Getting Settled

We are settling into our spot here at Camp Venice Retreat. We both were pretty exhausted by the drive down. Escaping ice and snow while pulling a camper is not easy. But, we were here in time to celebrate New Year's Eve with the Florida siblings. Good times.

A few orchids jumped into our cart yesterday. I vowed to curb the temptation to plant too many pots of flowers because I don't want to haul them back with us in April. So far, we have 12 pots. See how successful I am?

A couple who are also staying here stopped yesterday to introduce themselves. When I asked them how they found this park, the lady said, "Well, actually, through your blog." You could have knocked me over with a feather.

A herd of wild pigs has been wreaking havoc at night within a few feet of Betsy. They dig up the ground and make a real mess.  I think we might need to host a

There are banana leaves right here to wrap the pig before roasting. There has to be a butcher around here!

I'll keep you posted.


Jamie and Missy said...

I'm not surprised you have perfect strangers following your blog. You're an excellent writer and story teller. I'm so glad you've returned. Keep us posted on your adventures!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Well how about that! Your first encounter with a stranger that reads your blog. That is pretty darn cool if you ask me! I am glad you are getting settled in. That is interesting about the pigs!

Greet the McDougall clan for me!

qwerkyqook said...

Cool! Famous :)

Marlys said...

Now that was quite the coincidence! I am glad you are back, too, as your blog is fun to read! The pigs must be rooting for something? Up here, the skunks root up lawns looking for grubs, but I don't know if FL has grubs. It has to be something in the soil, I'm sure! I think a roasted pig sounds good! Wild? I'm not sure! But I have heard of people hunting them!