Monkeys, Bobcats & Peacocks

When I was in school there was a day of the week when the lunch menu would be written as “Cooks Surprise”.  We kids knew what that really meant - all the leftovers the kitchen had on hand would get dumped into a pot and the cook would be surprised if it didn’t spontaneously ignite.

In that tradition I offer these somewhat random photos from the Tampa/Orlando/Ocala area of Florida:

What you don't see is the trailer connected to the truck - MsBoyink pulled it 1.5 hours (which she has done previously) and backed it into our site (which she had not done previously).

What you don't see is the trailer connected to the truck - MsBoyink pulled it 1.5 hours (which she has done previously) and backed it into our site (which she had not done previously).

"Just to let you know we will be doing a controlled burn behind your campsite." Ok, no worries. What could go wrong?

We finally got to meet the Hollands, a traveling family band.

We finally got to meet the Hollands, a traveling family band.

After years of following them online and at least one near-miss in the same campground on the same day we also met Tim and Amanda Watson of WatsonsWander.com.

After years of following them online and at least one near-miss in the same campground on the same day we also met Tim and Amanda Watson of WatsonsWander.com.

We walked and ran through the Florida swamp.

We walked and ran through the Florida swamp.

We saw a couple wild monkeys at Silver Springs State Park.

We saw a couple wild monkeys at Silver Springs State Park.

The water is so clear, and there is no fishing allowed, so there is plenty to see.

The water is so clear, and there is no fishing allowed, so there is plenty to see.

Silver Springs is where glass bottomed boats were invented.

Silver Springs is where glass bottomed boats were invented.

The Boyink kids doing the dutiful pose.

The Boyink kids doing the dutiful pose.

Bobcat sighting while biking in Apopka, FL. Yes, I was a bit concerned. I waited until he had moved off the path to proceed.

Bobcat sighting while biking in Apopka, FL. Yes, I was a bit concerned. I waited until he had moved off the path to proceed.

Peacocks in our park in Apopka

Peacocks in our park in Apopka

5 Comments Monkeys, Bobcats & Peacocks

  1. Picture of Norm Norm March 18, 2015

    Really liking the new look and the ease with which it is working on my iPhone.  Thanks, and Happy Trails.

  2. Picture of Boyink Boyink March 19, 2015

    Thanks Norm! After the work it took to get the site here your comment is much appreciated!

  3. Picture of Rick Rick March 20, 2015

    I like the look of your new site. I have been reading your blog now for about 2 years and it has been great reading about your adventures.

  4. Picture of Michael Boyink Michael Boyink March 20, 2015

    Thanks for the comment Rick - good to know we didn’t lose you..;)  Wherebouts you from?

  5. Picture of Jenni Jenni March 24, 2015

    “Peacocks in our park in Apopka.”  Say that five times fast.

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