Saturday, February 11, 2017

Okeechobee Plan B - Another Perspective on our Place

(Auburndale, FL) Hi  72  Lo 49 --  There's a snow storm up north so we got some colder weather here  but only for a day or two. I can't believe we've stayed in the 70's most of the winter so far. Ya gotta love it.

We went to Okeechobee to my sisters (Doris) for a day on the lake and going through the locks to Cowboy's restaurant.  (Click on pictures to enlarge). Well, that didn't really happen.

Jim, Doris, Freida, Judy


Several pelicans sitting by the bridge.


We had just went under the bridge when the pontoon boat quit running. Dead in the water. The guys figured out it was the fuel line not pumping into the motor. Luckily there was a troll motor we could use and with some work getting it going, we slowly made our way back to the docks.  Now it was plan B. We took a couple cars and drove to Cowboys.

Left to right:  Jim, Fred, Dee, Freida, Doris, Judy, Jim, Herm


We weren't sure what else to do for the day and Doris came up with the idea of going to the local taxidermy, Florida Trophy Gators, Inc. What a great place to see. If you're in Okeechobee please stop by.



They had already prepared the alligators for the days work, but earlier in the day they had cleaned the insides of the alligators. People request taxidermy from what they catch. It was quite an experience to see something so huge made up to be on a wall or little articles such as lamps and cup holders, purses, boots etc. There's a gal that repairs the hide. I want that job.  (I forgot to take a picture of some of the things they make).



















They pack them to send to the client.


The rest of the week was cleaning and normal activities at the clubhouse. We have a local gal that comes in when we need massages. It's great to relax and not go anywhere after getting relaxed. The car was in bad need of washing, so while I watched from my chair, Jim did a great job.



I've posted many pictures of our back yard with a building and pier.



The view from out in the lake in a boat.



We walked over to the area to get another view, toward our place. There's an area that has RV's and cabins called Lundyville.


They have an entertainment monthly during the winter months. There's a lot of people from our park that goes over to listen to singers and karaoke.


Looking down the canal toward our house.


The gate to the boat ramp to the canal behind us.











Our place from straight across the canal. The middle house.









Pier we see with the sunsets behind it.


The building we see over the palms. It's still uncertain what they do. There's parties once in awhile so we think it's by reservation only. Last year there were parties all the time, this year there's only been one.  It's good getting another perspective on our views of where we live.



To end the week we went to a fishfry at the clubhouse. It's catered by Talluah's, a mom and pop restaurant. We  had to sign up for a time slot to get fresh fried fish without having it cold.




The sunsets have been pretty lately. I took these on the way back from Okeechobee.





See ya next week.

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1 comment:

Phyllis said...

We always wanted to live someplace on the water. Good for you.... you managed it! Nice.