Kenansville, Florida (that’s where my phone says is the nearest town)
We arrived at Kissimmee Prairie State Park. We had never been here before and weren’t sure what to expect.
It sits in the middle of a 54,000 acre wildlife preserve. It’s a lovely place and we love being here. There are two separate campgrounds. One for families, and one equestrian. We chose the equestrian area, because they had 50 amp sites and the other one only had 30 amp.
We are the only ones at either campground! We’re loving it! There is a wonderful breeze blowing in from the prairie and we’re sitting outside in the shade under an oak hammock. The prairie is all around us. Did I mention it’s a lovely campground! There are turkeys walking by at the edge of the woods.
We started seeing wildlife as soon as we entered the park. I’m sitting here now looking at two little squirrels eating some peanuts we gave them. I know, I know…..but I like critters!
Lots of deer.
Lots and lots of turkey. We saw a mama with a bunch of babies (not sure what baby turkeys are called, but I’m sure Judy will help me out). I didn’t get a picture of that one though.
A very cute rabbit.
And a bunch of these birds. We haven’t been able to find them in our bird book. Judy???
The trip here was uneventful….which is how we like it. We drove about 150 miles southeast.
As soon as we neared the park my wonderful cell phone signal was gone. No 3G, no bars, no nothing! I have to tell you, it was making me a bit nervous. What if we had an emergency? It’s funny how we have become so accustomed to having the world at our finger tips and just a few years ago, we had none of these conveniences.
We found a site that would allow a good southwestern view of the sky for our Directv signal. If I don’t have internet, I darn sure want tv!
The antennae locked on right away, so we were okay there. Getting that automatic antenna was one of the best things Al ever did!
I didn’t expect to have any cell phone or internet, but once we got settled in, I noticed I had “1x”. I wasn’t really sure what that meant, but I made a call and it went through. Allrighty then, at least we could make calls. I decided to try internet, never thinking the 1x would give me internet….but it did!
Al is sitting here with his Xoom Tablet reading about football…using our Verizon Mifi signal…in the middle of nowhere! Yea!
I am posting this on Windows Live Writer. I’m anxious to see if the post will go though with all these pictures.
I guess if you see post, you’ll know it worked!