Crazy December

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.

About notacluegal

Jeanene was born in Pittsburgh, PA. As a young child her family was very active in the outdoors. Things changed when her parents decided to travel down different paths in life and with that decision so went many of the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Being lucky to live in the suburbs Jeanene always had a backyard to play in and loved being outdoors. As the years passed she took every opportunity to be outdoors. She bought land in Tennessee and as a single mom moved her young daughter to the mountains. The were many life lessons learned on that mountain. There was no plumbing on the property – or even a house, but that did not stop her. She learned to live off of what was available and built her own cabin from the trees on her property. Those were rough years but the most rewarding. Now Jeanene resides in Tampa, Fl. and works as an office manager full time….but still yeans to be outdoors. Jeanene started “Not a Clue Adventures” to teach everyone she could how wonderful the outdoors are! That camping and fishing and hiking can be done by everyone and at many different levels. Single mom’s no longer have to be afraid to take their sons and daughters outdoors. By working with young couples, single parents and even seniors, she gets to teach others about her love for the outdoors and hopes to open their eyes to new adventures. In 2009, Jeanene completed certification as a Leave No Trace Instructor. She also works closely with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) and the Florida State Parks. Jeanene is also certified in First Aid/Adult CPR.
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