Well, now that December is over, I finally have time to do an update for you all! It was a crazy month. I missed a week of the fantastic Florida Winter to go to Pennsylavnia for a few days early in the month. The only wildlife I saw there was a snowman and my family :-). I did get a few unexpected photos which I will upload.We had our "Weekend before Christmas Camping Trip", this will be an annual event in the future! How wonderful it was to get away from the hustle and bussel of the crazy holiday crowds and shopping and spend a few nights by the fire with friends and a few days on the trails! Our group took up 4 campsites at Hillsborough River State Park and we really enjoyed the time spent there! The trails had so much to offer! It was strange going there and seeing the forest asleep for the winter. We did get steady morning and evening visits from a flock of Turkey Vultures. We saw hawks and squirrels (they were very friendly) turtles and some of our group were able to catch a few pics of the 9 Banded Armadillios. I caught up on a little fishing time, that was nice. All the kids had a blast! Chloe loved that Monty showed her how to make a spear, then she decorated it with lovely purple daisies she found on the trail. Chris and Katie needed to get a break form all the stress to and had a good time walking the trails. Tabitha, John, Johnny, and all the kids took a real nice hike up the River Rapids Trail and they got alot of nice photos! Those kids ran about so much they just wore themselves slap out!. The food, wow! The best part of camping is the food! We had Grilled Salmon, Chicken Pasta, Tennessee Jambayla, Pork and Black Eyed Peas, Pizza, Cakes, Cinnamon rolls and more! I can’t wait for next year……Well it’s 2009 now and I have to start planning events and outings for the spring and summer. We may do a 1/2 day sailing class in Clearwater. Please contact me directly if you are interested. We can take 6 women for 3 hour class for $40.00 per person – includes lunch! I may do a cave exploration trip and a fossil dig to! Until then, I hope you enjoy my photos of December.