Sunday, October 16, 2011

It's a BEAR!!

Wow!!  We are having a blast down here in Florida at JRoger and Susan's place out in the woods. What wonderful hosts they are.  We've been so busy having fun that I don't have much time to write a blog, so I will just put in a bunch of pictures to keep you up on all our activity.


























First is the BEAR that the Wildlife Camera caught and forwarded to JRogers computer. It gives the date and time. Here we can't even see the feeder. Note the time is 9:19pm.



























Here is the Feeder some 37 minutes later and the Bear has it in his mouth still working on it.




























Here is a bear track we found nearby.......the dollar bill on top and the quarter on the right gives you an idea of the size of the footprint. Pretty good sized bear.









This is one of the Hog pictures taken by the camera last night.



























JRoger, Susan and I inspect the Feeder. The bear scratched it up pretty good but no damage.. Ah ha, JRogers invention worked.......the Bear couldn't crack it.  What beautiful weather we have been having...just makes it even more enjoyable.


























Plus, we managed to slip down to the coast the other day and pick up some Seafood...  JRoger is smoking some of the mullet we picked up. For those of you that have tasted smoked mullet, you know how good it is. While at the coast, Ms Pat and I decided to satisfy our craving for some fresh Oysters on the half shell. We each had a dozen.  Ah man, were they good!!  So good that we had to have another dozen a piece.  Boy-O- Boy, just like ole times and just what we've been missing.  We loaded up with a bunch more seafood from the markets on the coast and brought it home for a big "Low Country Shrimp Boil". 


























Ms Pats oldest daughter Lisa and her husband Randy came out to visit yesterday and brought a couple of their grand kids....Belle age 5 and Eavan age 2. Ms Pat had never seen Eavan before and Belle was just 2 years old when we were here the last time. Above is Ms Pat and Lisa smiling for my camera.  Lisa has worked for the State of Florida for 32 years & 2 months and has 2 years & 10 months to go for full retirement.  She's counting the days as you can tell.  She can't wait!



























Randy relaxes on JRogers patio taking a break from trying to keep up with those grand kids...they about wore him out.

























Lisa is a proud grandma and is usually chasing kids, too. I got her and Eavan slowed down long enough to get this picture. I never could catch Belle long enough to get a picture but Ms Pat is a proud great grandma too!  We'll be getting all the kids, grand kids and great grand kids together next weekend for another outing so we'll get more pictures then.

Today is going to be a big day for us as the kids and some close friends are coming out to spend the afternoon. We are cooking up some special stuff, one of which is the Low Country Shrimp boil...plus lots of other goodies including the smoked mullet.  Ms Pat's son, Scott, is bringing out some fresh "gator" meat to cook.  UMMM good!!!  Scott is a licensed "Nuisance Alligator Trapper".

JRoger and Susan are leaving Monday going on a big hunting trip. They told us we are welcome to stay at their place while they're gone but we have decided to move into Tallahassee so we will be closer to the other kids, grand kids and great grand kids.  We want to spend as much time as we can with them and other friends before we head "home" to Arizona.

It is a GREAT WEEK!!!!

Thanks for stopping by....

Mike

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5 comments:

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Wow what a week and the food sounds so good also.

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Ah a weekend with relatives, especially Grandkids is the way to go, you guys all looked like you had a lot of fun. Glad to see the weather was cooperating. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna....

Sue and Doug said...

looks to me like you are ALL having a great time!!!...the mullet looked interesting!!!

Rene' and Jeanette Genereux said...

Clearly a great reunion with family. Awesome foods too!

Sherry and Charley Dilworth said...

The seafood sounds wonderful!! And you two enjoy all those kids - spoil them all you can while you are there!!