Monday, January 10, 2022 – More Relaxed Day

Hi Babe,
Slept nice and late this morning, did my basic chores, then decided to take a drive over to Okaloacoochee State Forest, which is on the west side of Dinner Island Ranch. I wanted to see what the horse camp looked like over there, to see if I could fit in it okay, and what the trails are like. Half considering moving over there, since riding is so limited here because of all the cattle guards with no bypass gate. I went down a long but good limestone road to what’s called Hunt Camp #2, where they had recently built four nice big stalls. There are only four official sites, but other than one small tree on Site 4, they’re all wide open, so no real shade. The trails look nice, grassy and well-mowed, not a lot of them, but more than where I am now. The only water is a hand pump, though water came out immediately when I pumped it, so that’s a drawback. I had spoken to a man name John the other day and he said he could arrange for me to fill up my tank at the ranger station, and I actually ran into him doing some work nearby, they were putting in a few more sites just up the road. A very nice young guy. He even appreciated my suggestion about getting a solar pump on a hydrant, said he’d bring it up at their next meeting. Seems they’re doing their best to upgrade the place. Anyway, I don’t think I’ll bother moving this time, but would be a good place to try next time I’m in the area. Got back to camp and spent most of the afternoon on the computer. It was very humid today, supposed to rain but never did, but ten degrees cooler tomorrow, so I think I’ll take Apollo for a ride, there’s one trail I think I can get to for a shorter ride, might as well make the most of it. Otherwise, a relatively lazy day, which felt needed after the last few busy days. Settled down as usual, about to head for the shower and bed. Good night, sweetheart! Love you!

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