Buck Creek State Park
and the Tall Timbers KOA Campground
May 10, 11, 12
We started off at Buck Creek State Park. The weather was great. It was sunny and warm. Grace and I had a wonderful time reading, taking walks, and, for Grace, wading in the lake. This trip was accented by whole trees full of flowers. Click on the trees above to see the many flowers each had. The whole park was perfumed.
Most of the campsites are well leveled and any could be reserved with ease. Site 14, the one I'm on, is very level with water across from me. Even with that, I won't need the water and am glad I chose this site. A well-placed tree provides all the shade I need without having to deploy my awning.
We were able to get into the KOA early and have a nice spot in the front. Site 67 is really not long enough. The CJ is short enough to allow for our parking it on the site. We took a walk and found the campground as nice as it always has been. Gracie met some goats, a gyro on-the-hoof and some donkeys. She was not impressed that they didn't cower in fear on her approach.
Megan and Matt's dam they built MANY years ago, is still in place. I can still see my 1971 campsite!
The KOA is at 39.51.536 by 84.23.216.
Consider taking a GPS receiver with you. The coordinates for the parking lot are 39.47.992 by 84.22.533. There are many interesting side trails and finding your way back could be a challenge.
Gracie got tail slapped! A big old beaver swimming in a Sycamore State Park lake came about ten feet in toward shore where Gracie was two feet out in the water. He SLAPPPPPEED his tail hard at her. She just doesn't understand why these animals are not respecting her for what she is! It rained quite a bit and we got SOAKING wet when we tried to take the Jeep out (with the bikini cover on it).
A trip to Mendelsons brought the following booty:
The first day of the Hamfest was GREAT. The booty:
We came back and had ourselves a long walk to meet the donkeys, visit friends (Tom, WD8EFF, and Heidi, WD8EFK), and we met two pugs.
It rained all day long! Phooey. But, all the stuff I needed was inside so other than being crowded, the objectives were still met. The booty:
1500 hours and it
has FINALLY stopped raining. Hooray! Poor Gracie needs a
walk! I've been playing with all my toys, I best get back to
attending to my poor puppy!
On Sunday I stayed for the drawing but did not win anything. I picked up a couple of MFJ antennas. The antennas had magnificent engineering but on arriving home they didn't work worth a bean. Phooey!