Explored downtown Dade City.

It’s something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time. While Trav was at his “newbie” pollworker training (!!), I poked around in the antique and gift shops, and had a beer at our favorite restaurant there – Kafe Kokopelli. I also went over to the Mexican store and was so excited to see it is a tortilleria. Alas, they are not much better than what we get at the grocery store. They also had chicharrones in HUGE sheets, which was neat.

I also got a chance to play a little more with our new camera. Here’s Walter!

Walter at Kafe Kokopelli

Time for a new 30 day challenge.

I’m thinking about doing a 30 day “edge only” shopping at the store, which would include produce, meat, eggs, and dairy. We have stuff in our cupboards I would like to use up, so this challenge will help me get creative on using the dry goods. Or, we’ll eat more fresh stuff. Either way, we win!

Our friends got to break in their canoe with us.

We went with our friends Scott and Rachel on the Chassahowitzka River.

Scott, Rachel, Trav, and me on the Chaz

We visited Seven Sisters Spring and “The Crack.” Trav and I went through the longer cave for the first time today… it was fun!

Us at Seven Sisters Spring

Seven Sisters Spring

To the right, you can kind of see the entrance to the bigger cave. It’s about a ten foot swim to the other side.

Nature is flexible.

I feel bad when we have to remove stuff from the yard, even though it’s so we can have nice things. I take some solace that our changes will make different opportunities for wildlife in our yard. Maybe a bunny or a snake will come live in the brush pile!