On the Road of Retirement: Having fun in Southwestern Florida

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WASHINGTON — We are still enjoying the mostly great weather here in southwest Florida. It has already been nearly two months now and the time is passing by quickly. While we haven’t been doing a whole lot other than enjoying our park and friends, we have found time amongst our busy days (tongue in cheek) to enjoy a hike or two.

The Gordon River Greenway Park did a great job of listing information about many of the plants on plaques alongside the trail. We spotted some wild cotton and loved seeing the reddish immature True Bugs (top photo) crawling around one of the wild cotton balls. We saw lots of birds and since it is Florida there were various wildflowers blooming adding a splash of color along the trail as well.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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