Apr 042016

We started yesterday by having brunch with our friend Michele Henry and her pretty daughter Raven, who are here from Elkhart, Indiana for a few days. We had a nice visit and shared a few laughs.

After stops at Books-A-Million and Bed Bath and Beyond, we came back to Horseshoe Cove RV Resort, our home for the month of April. This is a big place with both park model trailers and RV spaces. There are a lot of amenities, one of them being their own private island on the Braden River. We decided to take a walk and check it out.

Being in Florida, the first step was to protect ourselves from mosquitoes and other little critters, so we slipped Superband Insect Repellent bracelets on our wrists.

Super Band

A short walk from our RV site, this wooden bridge leads out to the island. And no, I didn’t snivel walking across it.


The small island has a little garden area with picnic tables and some interesting plants.

Picnic area

They have some colorful foliage growing here in Florida.


The island has a large screened in pavillion, complete with tables, chairs, a sink, and refrigerator. There is a large grill outside.

Shelter outside

Shelter inside

No wonder our friends John and Kathy Huggins chose Horseshoe Cove as the setting for their first Living the RV Dream rally last year, and will be again this year in October. If you’re going to be in Florida during that time period, put it on your calendar. It’s a laid-back affair and everybody I’ve talked to who attended the first one had a great time.

The island has two fishing docks and we spent some time on one of them checking out the water and enjoying some quiet time together. They tell me that manatee are quite often seen from the dock, though we didn’t luck out and spot any. There was a young man fishing who caught a small fish, making me wish I had brought my pole along.


River View 2

River View

I’m not sure what’s on the agenda for today. Terry needs to replace the glasses that I managed to step on several weeks ago when we were in Alabama, and she’s been talking about getting RGP contacts. And I need to hook up with the local VA clinic to see about getting some follow-up tests that my doctor wanted me to have from my hospital stay back in November. So I guess we’ll be making some phone calls about that.

Congratulations Don Steward, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Crazy Days in Big Lake, the third book in my Big Lake mystery series. We had 153 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.

Thought For the Day – A journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.

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  2 Responses to “Hanging Out At Horseshoe”

  1. Since you are in the area, the VA at Bay Pines is a great facility. I always had great service there and never had a long wait.

  2. Enjoy your month with John & Kathy, we just spent 3 months with them! We will see y’all in October!

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