Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Lack of Commitment

The Snowbird’s Creed:  “Seek 70 degrees and Squat.”
Our commitment to the creed is being daily questioned and our sanity may be next.  In over a month on the road as “Snowbirds” we have seldom touched sixty degrees, and now, in Northern Florida, the little freeze warning buzzes nightly on the iPad.   Here at beautiful Fort Pickens Campground in the Gulf Islands National Seashore, the water is emerald green and the surf flattened by stiff winds from the NW.  We are enjoying new friends and old, but mostly INSIDE the trailer.

There has been the usual “Billing and Cooing” and not all of it by the Two Bikes Crew.  Click HERE  to see the Blue Herons nest building just at the edge of the Campground.

Osprey love is also in the air all around.  Many of last year’s nests were hit by the big winds, and we expect a heavy construction season. Lately the winds have been high and the temps low, so the Osprey have just been showing off.  Good thing since the Blue Angels have been canceled…SHORLINE NAVAL LIVE OAKS

Seeking shelter we visited both the refurbished exhibits at the Fort Museum and the Visitor Center in the Naval Live Oak segment of the park.

And the food?  (Thank you for asking.) The eats were a nice balance of our homemade  items, “flash fried” seafood from Peg Leg Pete’s and Greek style seafood from the Aegean Breeze. On both occasions we were joined by new friends and had a great time.  Note to self:  Sometimes effusive praise of the cute little toddler gets you a hug and a smoochy kiss, a reward in itself, but when the cutie is the chef’s grandson, heaps of fried Calamari may appear at your table.  Thanks Stavros. 


Gated Community :  On our way out today we couldn’t resist a little spin through the fortifications.

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