June 30, 2009
My job requires a good bit of travel during the day, but generally its not to the prettier areas of my home. Last week, though, it took me out of town and in to the Ocala National Forest and the surrounding rural area. I took a short break in a national park, enjoying the cool lake water on a 100 degree day. I checked out the 50s era sign reminding me that Black Bears will come eat my food if I leave it out and said hello to some less reclusive native life. And I found a grape orchard, which my father in law would love, using peanuts as groundcover, which my mother would love. A lovely reminder of why I love Florida, made extra special because it was a work day.