The sidewalk outside the park for biking and walking led into a very poor part of town, and it's not pretty at all. Sparky still managed to get some exercise riding her bike so that was good. We were ready to leave and head to Sarasota, our next destination. But first, we needed to wait for Eldy's son, Brian and his family to arrive from Indiana and follow us to our next park destination. They had to wait several hours to get into their vacation rental in Sarasota, so they stayed with us for awhile this afternoon. They had driven almost all night from northern Indiana to Georgia, and couldn't find a motel room. There were no vacancies all the way so they ended up in Ocala having to spend the night in the rest stop which was jammed with travelers who also could not find motel accomodations. They were pooped! But the kids still had plenty of energy, as they slept better than their parents!
It's always fun to be around kids when you haven't seen any for a long time...Sparky got into teacher mode right away..."Hey, guys, let's go for a nature walk and see if we can see any alligators or snakes!" Unfortunately, Papa, a.k.a. Eldy or Eldo, happened to mention that there were several poisonous snakes in the area and if you got bit by one, you could die. This was true, but YOU DON'T SAY THAT TO A SEVEN YEAR OLD without significant repercussions. It's surprising that Trevor, the 7 year old, even consented to going on a hike after that revelation! Here we are, ready to go "hiking" with the necessary essentials--everybody's got their cell phones!
After our nature hike, we headed back to the rig to pack up and head for Sarasota, about an hour's drive. We have reservations at Sun 'n' Fun RV resort while the grandkids are visiting. Wait till you see this resort! We'll show you tomorrow!