When we first relocated to Florida for a new job two years ago, the housing market was a nightmare. What a mess and no signs of it getting any better. Having just left a two story, four bedroom house, I begged the DH to please let us live in our RV for a few months until we got the “lay of the land”. Coming out of upstate NY to the swamp called Kissimmee, we needed to see if this place was really for us before we set down serious roots.
Six miles from the Orlando International Airport, and his new position, we made our home in the Fish Camp. We agreed it was the best solution for the moment. Cheap monthly rate, great logistically but a real strange place. I don’t think I will attempt a review of the camp at this time, I’ve tried to stay away from that. Remember what Thumper’s Mom said in the movie Bambi?? I’ll never forget it, seems like I’d heard it before, “If you can’t something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Enough said at this time.
We spent a year there and tried to focus on the upside. For me, it was the opportunity to not be working at a day job, free to roam and explore with my camera. Without a doubt, I collected some of the best images ever and will be forever grateful for that. It all came to a grinding halt after the DH’s horrible car accident, and our subsequent relocation to Melbourne.
What started as a collection titled “My New Neighbors”, and was for my daughters who were still in upstate NY. I wanted them to know all about the great new things I was finding each and every day. But it grew and grew as I found so many new critters. The birds are what got me the most. I had no experience with these long legged water birds.
Bobo was a colorful find, but not wild. He lived up the street with a couple we had met, and came down to visit on site once in a while.
You can see why I was so excited about the wildlife at the Fish Camp. But the best story is the one about the GIANT ANACONDA…..I’ll save that for next time.
Until then, Happy Trails to you,
Janet, Randy and Molly