Well, I tell you one thing... we were in for a shock this morning, as we woke up and I looked at our outside temperature... and saw only 37 lonely Deg. F. WOW.... what happened to our nice Florida!
This afternoon we needed some exercise so Judy decided it was time to Kissimmee! Alright!
Well, that is Lake Kissimmee State Park... what were you thinking???? This is a great State Park, in the heart of Florida. We wanted to go and check it out, as Judy had heard there were some great bike trails here.
She was right... This is an old wooden bridge across the river leading to the trail head. You pay $5.00 a day for as many people you can pack into your Jeep to get into this Park!
We took the Buster Island Loop, which is a 6.7 mile hike.... or bike! It took us two hours to finish... great ride.
There were lots of trees, and everglades on this trail... it was a bit cool out, but just great for riding.
It looked to me this island had totally burned at one point in time, judging by all the trees that look like above... this island is quite big, about 7 or 8 square miles in size.
We saw lots of birds on the trip around, but came across this armadillo above... he did not seem to mind us taking his picture and we were within 10 feet of him. He was busy digging for his dinner.
There is a full campground in this Park, and a full Marina on the river, that leads to Lake Kissimmee.
Heck, they even had segway tours in the Park....
Judy and I even took the time to tour the Cow Camp! Now Howard and Teri would have loved this one! We got to meet a real Florida Cracker from the 1800's...
Here is the story of the Florida Crackers above...
This "Cracker" described life of Cattle raising in the 1800's here in south Florida. He was quite the character with quite a southern "drawl" Judy took a video below, 20 seconds, and it shows why they are called "Crackers"... they crack their whip!
It was quite the day, worth the trip, which was about 20 miles from our Park.