Just a couple of additional thoughts on my trip.
There was a nice porch area attached to the cabin. Part of it has a screen and part did not. Much of my time was spent porch sitt’n.
Of course, I did leave the porch. Found this guy going to his scratching post in the middle of the day.
I traded cars with a friend so that I could travel to a cabin that is at the end of an un-maintained forestry road. I made it to the cabin without issue. It was a beautiful drive.
As I unpacked the car, I realized that I had forgotten one of my bags. It had any medicines and supplements that I might need during the trip. What I was really upset about was the coffee and chocolate that was missing. I decided that I needed to make a run to a local shop and headed out. About a mile from the cabin, I ran into this hole:
I tried a few things to break free but it became clear that I was truly stuck. When I got out of the car, I realized that the left back wheel was off of the ground.
Spent some time at a cabin surrounded by the Ocala National Forest. Ahhhhh.
Bug bite prevention ideas below.
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I spent a lot of time outside during the day and at night. I have 3 mosquito bites and no found ticks. The bites may have come from the first day I was there when the car was stuck in a mud hole and I was caught out without any protection. That’s a story for the next post.
First, spray shirts, shorts, hats, socks, and shoes, to be worn in the woods with Permethrin. Take clothes outside and spray. Let dry prior to packing.
Second, ideas for while you are out:
If you get bit:
Our independence and freedom have come at no small cost. Most can agree that we are enormously thankful for the sacrifices both known and unknown that have been made to supply that independence and freedom.
We have an obligation to treat this gift with some level of reverence. What shall we do with this freedom?
~ Who Do We Want to Be ~
- To the young man at the convenience store that just found out he won $3000 on scratch off ticket.
- To the baby deer that only made it across 4 lanes of a six lane road.
- The the sheriff that was behind me on the tail end of a speeding caravan of cars but did not stop any of us.
- To the trooper that passed me just as “paranoia strikes deep” danced from my speakers.
- To Jefferson Airplane for bringing me down but not sleepy.
- To the signs warning that bridges may ice first making me smile as I remember a time when I watched cars getting stuck on a bridge from my apartment window. And how I now live too far south to see these signs on my commute.
- To the GPS lady that welcomed me to Georgia but did not seem to care when I left for South Carolina.
- To all of things that I forgot because, well, I was driving. Can’t stop to take notes.
- To the rain that hugged the sky until just now.