Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Lake Louisa State Park

Due to it being Veteran's Day, the National Parks had a special visit the park free day. We visited Lake Louisa State Park. It is on a chain of lakes and is quite large.
First we went over to the lake. It appeared to be low, but given it was our first visit, we can't be sure of that. Ace was thrilled to be on a sandy beach again.
Then we headed over to a nature trail to hike. Austin thought it was so cool to see one of these:
Any place that the trail was sandy, we saw this, which we think may be bobcat tracks:
Austin didn't even see this up over his head until after he walked by (left corner):

We knew what this was because we saw one last year when camping at Peace River:
We hiked there for about two hours. It is so different hiking in Florida, where it is so flat, compared to other states. It was hotter and more humid though, which offset the ease of the trails. More pictures: Kids, The Park and Ace.

Tonight we ate at the restaurant that is at Bee's Resort. The meal is an all you can eat fried chicken, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuits, coleslaw, applesauce and drinks dinner. We thought it was a good price before we ate. Every single item on the menu was not just good, but fantastic as in the best coleslaw and applesauce we've ever had kinds of food. If you are in the area, I highly recommend it.


jaci said...

I don't think that's bobcat tracks. Not round enough on the front paw -much too narrow. Darn, don't you hate people who do that to you? Cat tracks will be very round and no claw marks. Coyote tracks run straight (dogs wander).
Still - you should have made plaster casts! So easy! Think homeschool science. :)

Hilaree said...

Hi there! What a wonderful adventure you're all on! I found your blog through somebody. Can't remember who now...but I noticed in your list that you follow my blog! So good to find you. Keep on truckin'.

Wendy Moira Angela Darling said...

Fried Chicken, Yum-O! Is that close to cape canaveral?

little castle said...

Jaci, what kinds of tracks do you think they might be then? As far as the plaster casts, I try hard not to should myself, but I will consider it for a future project. =)