On the Road Again travel blog

We all practiced good boater safety by wearing our life jackets

The skies didn't look too promising, but we were determined to go...

Our co-captains trying to get the motor started

Then our little boat started taking on water that wouldn't drain as...

Finally we returned to the docks and picked out a new boat...

We saw lots of ospreys up in their large nests in the...

And turtles posing on the water for us

Beautiful airplants growing in the trees

Lots of these gorgeous white flowers on the water

We had so much fun on the Loxahatchee today

We stopped to visit Trapper Nelson's site on the river

Charlie relaxing on the grounds

Photo of Trapper Nelson and his dog who lived on this land...

Some skins still hang on the walls of one of Trapper's cabins

Ali and Charlie

This sweet dog on a boat reminded us of Tramp from My...

An shy Osprey flies out of his nest

A Blue Heron in flight

A couple more shots of beautiful Ospreys


My Crunchy Fish Sandwich at Dune Dog Cafe had lots of meat

Sam and Sandy at the Dune Dog

This place has a fun Key West atmosphere

Sandy, Sam and Charlie outside the Dune Dog

From Jonathan Dickinson SP in Hobe Sound, FL ...

Friday, January 11, 2012

Our group of four had a little adventure planned for today. Sam had suggested that we rent a small motorboat at the state park and take it out on the beautiful Loxahatchee River.

As detailed in the photos here, there were some deterrants, but we finally got going on the water. We were out for about 2 1/2 hours and had a great time. Since we had already done the guided tour on the large pontoon boat at the state park, we really enjoyed just going at our own pace today. We saw some beautiful wildlife too. But we were disappointed that we didn't see any alligators. Oh well, we have several more weeks in FL, so I am sure there were be gators in our future. :-)

After our river adventure, we all cleaned up a bit and then out for a late lunch. We had a good meal and a good time at the Dune Dog Cafe in Jupiter. This is a small place that is all open air with a fun tropical feel. Three of us had the Crunchy Fish Sandwich and Charlie had one of their specialty hot dogs. They actually have a decent variety of food on their menu.

After a stop at the grocery store for us to stock up on a few things before our trip tomorrow, we all returned to our RVs where a nice rest was in order.

Later on, Charlie and I went outside and got most of our outdoor items put away for travel tomorrow.

While Charlie went out to fuel up the truck, I stayed behind and went over to Sam and Sandy's for a nice campfire. Charlie brought back a pizza from Anna's in Stuart which was delicious.

Tomorrow we will leave Florida's east coast behind and head west. We could easily stay here longer as we really enjoy this area though. But we are also looking forward to the laid back atmosphere at tomorrow's destination.

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