Off to FWC Anglers Camp in Ocala

We headed up to Ocala a bit early and stopped at the bookstore along the way. We also spent some time at Silver Springs State Park walking the trails. We saw wild monkeys. Years ago when it was a private park they had monkeys on an island. Little did they know that the monkeys could swim and the rest is history. We say about 10 monkeys, including 2 cute babies! They were too far away to get a good photo.

Mom had a 5 lined skink run up her clothing all the way to her head, TWICE!

We saw lots of lubber grasshoppers.


Checking out the spring head before we head out to camp.


This is my second year at Ocala Adventure Camp sponsored by the FWC. Last year I took the hunting camp and this year I picked the anglers fishing camp. We were first into the cabin so I got to pick my bed. I picked a top bunk right by the counselor. Mom and Dad got me all set up right as the torrential rain started. There are 11 boys in my cabin ages 10-13, plus two counselors.



Looks like a great group of young men. Mom and Dad are hoping I have a better time with the older kids this year. Last year my entire cabin were 9 year olds. I wanted to wear camo to fit in better and oddly I am the only one in camo! ACK!


Back to the Grind


We have started back to school for the summer. We are only doing a light schedule and mixing it up with fun with friends. We have been bowling a lot lately with the Kids Bowl Free program. I tried an entire game without bumpers. I got a lot of gutter balls but took it in stride. I FINALLY got a strike!

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I am loving my new drawing program. It is a right brained vs left brained system. You do a lot of things at the beginning to get your brain working. This image of a deer was upside down dn we had to copy it to the grid without looking at the correct image. Another fun activity was called faces and vases.


Another day back to bowling with friends. The parents were showing baby pictures! I think this was a battle of who drew on their face the most with markers!


We spend a lot of time checking out the bird feeder. We have had quite a zoo! Today we had a Eurasian Collared Dove! It was HUGE!