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Florida Dreamin’

Florida Dreamin’

By on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

After several VERY cold nights in North Carolina and even South Carolina, I feel like winter can be over now that we have arrived in Florida. I have had a longtime fascination with Florida so this is a highlight of our trip for me. We will be in FL until at least January 11th, trying to avoid cold weather as long as we can before the snowbirds come back to their “already reserved 100 years in advance” campgrounds that we can’t get into. I am DYING to see an alligator just meandering around. (But, hopefully not a hungry one.)   Check out this awesome dog park at the campground! I either forgot or didn’t know there was even a dog area here so this was a terrific surprise: Campground dog parks are usually terrific because: Most campers have tiny dogs Dogs who get to travel with their families are “usually” not going to be horribly dog aggressive It’s sort of new territory for all the dogs Almost always, we are the only ones using the space (although, to Teddy, that is decidedly NOT a good point)     Thanks to a tip from a teacher at one of the school open houses in North Carolina and the Disney lady practically laughing out loud when I tried to make Disney campground reservations for December: “What year? Ha, ha, ha, you loser!” (That second part was implied), we arranged to be in the Cape Canaveral area in time for a big rocket launch tomorrow (12/4). It was even written up in the San Diego paper here, with the (gulp!) mention that they are expecting 26,000 people. D and I are getting up at 3:30ish (AM!) to go to the official launch area but the view from the campground is supposed to be wonderful. I want to feel the blast and be with all the space fanboys and fangirls. We’ll see if that turns out to be a good idea or a big mess. I really want to be doing things on this trip so here we are showing up for a rocket launch. From here, we have four nights in Orlando at a city park campground that A found. Good reviews...

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