After all the activity and excitement we had yesterday,
we started at a much slower pace today.
Nancy and I went for a powerwalk
invited David and Sherry for Buckwheat Pancakes around 10:30.
We were still talking about the amazing day we had yesterday
when my phone rang.
It was a good offer,
but we wanted to counter offer
to try and get them to take the house furnished ;o))
Our realtor agreed and now we wait…….
What better way to wait then kayaking the Silver River.
It would be hard to top the wonderful paddle from yesterday,
but perhaps there would be enough adventure
to take our minds off the OFFER!!!
When we got to the kayak launch ramp,
we met the Welcome Wagon ;o((
He was a little alligator that people have been feeding so he hangs around the launch area looking for handouts. There are signs that you will be fined for feeding the animals. It makes them aggressive and will only get them destroyed. So while it seems harmless, you should not do it. This guy is still little, so we could scare him away and launch the kayaks without a problem.
We hadn’t gone more than a few hundred yards when
we spotted the Monkey Troop!!!
They had moved down stream from where they were yesterday.
We spent about 30 minutes watching these adorable animals.
(Click on any photo to enlarge it.)
Then off we headed up the river…
And again, Mother Nature did not disappoint!!
We saw many of the same animals again.
However, there are several birds that are new to us
we could sure use some help identifying them.
He thinks we can’t see him ;o))
Great Egret amongst the Cypress
These next two birds are new to us.
We will call them Bird 1 and Bird 2.
If you can ID them, please leave a comment!!
Bird 1 ???
Bird 2 ???
A little help PLEASE….
Bird 3 ???
You can’t fool us!!
We know what this is
he IS as BIG as he looks ;o((
Catching Some Rays
While we love seeing the animals,
It was a spectacular,
sunny and warm afternoon!!!
We paddled all the way to the Spring Head
floated back down stream again!
Nature, Nature and MORE Nature…
David’s new pet Cormorant.
A relaxing Gator!
A REALLY relaxing Gator ;o))
We finally reached the boat ramp
we were not the only ones headed in that direction ;((
Rhesus Monkeys are good swimmers
The closer we got to the boat ramp,
they took over the boat launch!!
Knowing that we should not approach a wild animal,
As is was beginning to get dark,
What an amazing afternoon!!!!
it wasn’t over yet….
Just when I said to Nancy,
“It doesn’t get any better than this,”
my cell phone rang!!
We got a CASH contract on our house…
Nineteen months, three realtors
finally the right buyers come along!!
After dinner, we celebrated with Sherry and David.
We started a campfire,
broke out the wine
enjoyed another piece of David’ Birthday cake;o))
(Check out their blog to see their take on this fun day!!)
Our settlement will take place on January 27th.
We will still be in Florida on vacation :o))
The buyers need to purchase it by that date,
but are willing to let us stay until March 27th!!
So the realtor will handle all the details
we will just sign and email the papers to the attorney!!
It just keeps getting