Monthly Archives: March 2017

Camp Humor

In a campground on a bluff overlooking the Suwanee River there is a hole, where somebody put a pole to keep campers from falling in…

… and on the pole campers have added droll comments.

But it was the last one that made The Old Lady laugh out loud!

Woods Wanderings

The Old Lady likes to look at trees.  Really, really look at trees.

Dog with Bone
Bird Salute

You just never know what – or who – you might see out there.

Who is this?

From there to here

From here to there

Funny things are everywhere.

-Dr. Seuss

“I tucked my trowser-ends into my boots, and went and had a good time.” – Walt Whitman


“Gesundheit!” said The Old Lady.

“No, silly, it’s the name of the river!” said her friend B.

Look at your Florida map, along the left coast about halfway between Crystal River and Spring Hill, and you will see the road that leads to Chassahowitzka.  Follow that road to its end and you will find Chassahowitzka Campground (The Old Lady just LOVES to say “Chassahowitzka”!).

At the campground you can rent canoes and kayaks to embark upon your own river adventure.

The Old Lady saw a black and white warbler, a swallow-tailed kite, and a yellow-bellied sapsucker… and that was just at her campsite!  Along the river she saw herons, egrets, limpkins, wood ducks, double-crested cormorants and anhingas, belted kingfishers, ospreys AND an osprey nest, pelicans, black buzzards and turkey vultures, small water snakes and a LARGE water moccasin (cottonmouth), a family of foraging raccoons… and (drumroll here please) a pair of river otters that played and picnicked and performed for her private entertainment.

Where are the photos, you ask?  Sadly, The Old Lady’s camera is broken.

But if you want to see more… you must go out there yourself and see what can be seen!  If you seek, they will reveal themselves to you… but you have to go where they live.

Adventure is where you find it… but first, you have to look for it!

LISTEN to The Old Lady!

Adventure is Where You Find It

The Old Lady was on her way home when she saw a sign pointing off the main highway to Convict Spring.

So she turned, and found not just the spring but also the most delightful place to camp!

Suwanee River Rendezvous has primitive tent campsites right on the bluff overlooking the river.

Closer to the highway but well within walking distance is a big RV park that includes a heated swimming pool and hot tub!

Primitive camping on the river AND access to a hot tub?  It just doesn’t get much better than that!  Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it led The Old Lady to an unexpected and lovely adventure!