Left TN 12/28 and drove 720mi to Mims Florida to where my brother is building a house on 10 acres. 14 hr trip! Never saw traffic that backed up on I 24, and I 75 before.
Slept in a tent for 3 nights. No air mattress. Some torture cushion, no sleeping bag. Stiff, thin worthless quilt. I pulled my velux blanket out of my trunk. Listened to an owl peacefully hooting all night. Pretty cold.
Thursday night about 2 am I heard a really loud howl of something I have never heard before. The 4 really loud pops like someone popping their hand over their mouth, followed by monkey sounds and some quiet hoots.
Critters in the area are bears, bobcats, coyotes, gators, deer, no evidence of hogs, wolves (possibly red wolf-yote hybrids) and of course the elusive @Rabidwookie
/skunk apes. His land has some pretty decent sized swampy areas. Maybe even some quick sand.
Friday night dipshit kid going burnouts in front of his place in a diesel Ford truck. An airboat running up and down in the lake out back @1am.
Helped him get a few things done. Hauled in some 30, and 24ft steel beams off the side of the road that were too wide for him to get into the driveway because of the trees. Had to do them 1 at a time. Laid down a hand truck, strapped them on it with a wooden frame. He's building a barndominium.
Went into Titusville a couple of times. Looks like a neat town.
Headed to Bonita Springs on Saturday to stay at my sister's. We went to this place A Fresh Food Experience Like No Other - Seed to Table
they had a band playing there, all kinds of hottie tourist women. Had dinner there.
Did Christmas on New Years day. Tons of food. My sister makes her standing prime rib, ham, and turkey gobs of pies!
Hit the road yesterday for 870mi home. Lots of delays, of course it rained going through Atlanta. Usually do it in 12hrs. It was 14 instead.
Back to work today. I can hardly wait for this weekend to sleep in.