We are back in armadillo and wild boar territory, as I saw one of each, dead along the road. We are also very close to the University of Florida(30 miles), but you would never guess it. Being Saturday, I saw lots of hunters. It is bear and boar season I would guess. I also had the opportunity to help a lady pump up her bicycle tires in the parking lot at Save-a-lot in Chiefland. (See picture). One other weird thing happened-I passed over Ten Mile Creek while on US19-something that I could do in Washington Pennsylvania. I also noticed the deciduous trees were without leaves, further proof that we are moving closer to the Arctic Circle.
Pam - The road was great for travelling in a motor home - smooth road, very little traffic but we are losing the "tropical look". Not as many palm and palmetto trees and more bare trees as Mike mentioned - not so green anymore! : (
We spent the night in a WalMart parking lot (thank you WM) and it looked like a campground with 3 other rigs there with us! Did not sleep very well since we were in "redneck" country. Every young pup had a jacked-up, souped-up pick-up truck that they race through the parking lot (must be the cool thing to do at midnight!) and they were VERY LOUD!
|This is an auto shop outside of Spring Hill - yes it is a dinosauer!|
|To the right of the road, we had an old train tracks following us. This was a display of an old locomotive and coal car from the old Georgia Pacific line that no longer travels thru the area.|
|I helped this lady fill her tire. She is riding her bike down to Lakeland , Florida (near Orlando) to visit her kids. That can't be an easy ride!|