We’ve left Sumter Oaks in
|Paddling the Withlacoochee|
We paddled six (6) miles round trip from
|Spring Reflections on the Withlacoochee|
and we had the river all to ourselves that day.
|Sandhill Cranes with Babies|
We had wondered why we had only been seeing one adult recently, but we’ve since figured out they were taking turns feeding and sitting on the nest. Then one day all four (4) of them were spotted in the pasture next door. The whole RV park was ‘abuzz’ about the new babies!
|Sandhill Crane Family|
|Watching out for Babies|
Sumter Oaks is also known for its resident Barred Owls.
|Barred Owls at Sumter Oaks|
We heard them often, but it wasn’t until a couple of days before leaving that we were able to get really good views of them.
|Stretching a Wing|
|I'll Scratch Your Back, If You'll Scratch Mine|
They are magnificent birds!
On the day we left Sumter Oaks, we took advantage of the Escapees Smart Weigh program. This is where they weigh each wheel of your RV to see if your weight is evenly distributed and to be sure you are not over the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating for your RV. We are happy to report we came in comfortably under our GVW rating with the weight reasonably distributed. YAY!!!
We headed to another Escapees park in
We made a one night stop in Sopchoppy on the way and arrived at Rainbow
Plantation mid-afternoon the next day. This is a very nice, quiet park with
very spacious campsites and at least one nice Live Oak tree at almost every
|Rainbow Plantation - Site 51|
We needed to take care of some business at our home in Guntersville, so we left the Rambler at Rainbow Plantation and made the trip in the HHR. While in Guntersville, we were visited by and had dinner with Loretta’s granddaughter, Jessica and daughter, Lisa.
|Jessica, Loretta, and Lisa|
We also had Doctor appointments (we’re healthy!), got the oil changed in the HHR (it’s healthy too!) and various other odds and ends. After six (6) days it was time to get back to the Rambler in south Alabama and I can honestly say we missed our home on wheels and our traveling lifestyle!