Thonotosassa, Florida - Hillsborough River SP
Did anyone notice I changed the name of our blog? I figured the old name wasn’t really appropriate any longer. I wish I was more creative and could think of a better title. Any suggestions? I just changed the name…not the address.
I also have a question for you geeks on watching tv shows on the computer. We have watched all the past dvd’s of the Breaking Bad series and the only thing left is the current season. I have TiVo'd some, but missed the first 6 episodes. I can’t find anywhere online where I can watch Season 4, episode 1-6. Anybody have a good site? Season 3 ended up with a cliffhanger (of course) and we’re anxious to see the next episode!
It’s been so darn hot and humid here that we haven’t had the desire to do much….not even a kayak trip.
We have done some walks along the river path and around the campgrounds, but mostly have stayed inside where it’s cool. Al found a nice trail behind another campsite, but unfortunately it’s a little over grown. He likes the trail because he saw 5 deer there the first time he went. I prefer a nicely maintained trail where you aren’t walking through brush.
Al decided to go on a walk last night before dark. I reminded him to check himself for ticks afterwards. I thought he did, but this morning he found a tick embedded in his right calf. With Lyme Disease on my mind, the first thing I did is go online and confirm the recommended method of removal. Years ago, we used clear nail polish to suffocate them and them pull them out after they died. Now they are saying that’s not the best method and that you should just pull them out with a pair of tweezers, trying to keep from squashing the head and sending their poisons into your body. After you get it out, you are to wash the area and then put alcohol on it and then an antibiotic ointment. They recommend saving the tick in a jar of alcohol for 3 months, in case you get the Lyme Disease Rash. That way the doctor can test the tick for the type of disease it’s carrying. Just because you get a tick bite, doesn’t mean you will get Lyme Disease, but it’s something to be aware of.
Remember the red marks I posted a few days back?
This is what we will have to watch for. I know darn well that he got that tick on that overgrown trail and I really don’t want him walking there again. Let’s see if he listens. Welcome to the woods!
The Hillsborough River is high right now. You can see the river behind the little building. Note the sign on the top of the building?
That is the water level from 1988. Hard to believe isn’t it?
We went on a search for other possible sites which might allow our satellite signal.
Maybe site 93 would work. It’s large enough, has 50 amp and easy to get into.
Site 91 is also a possibility
or site # 94
The following is a suspension bridge and the view of the river.
A resident gator. I was a LONG way from him…taken with my stalker zoom lens!
The next picture is of the empty and very pretty campground. I think there are now 3 other rv’s here with us and all on the opposite side of the loop from us. Just how we like it.
We just wish it was a bit cooler.