My people are super busy this week doing work stuff (apparently, Verizon launched a new Unlimited Data Plan this week – and that’s kinda big news).
So they told me I could be more useful if I caught up the blog, instead of annoying them to go for a walk constantly.
Ok, so here goes – I’m going to tell you all about our next stop!
Dinner Island Ranch Wildlife Management Area
We’ve been snagging last minute cancellations around campgrounds in Florida this winter, which has been working out pretty well. But we had a few days to fill in.
Which was a perfect opportunity for us to check out Free Florida Boondocking (who knew there was such a thing??).
It’s a Florida Wildlife Management Area, and offers two free campgrounds. One in the trees, which didn’t have room for our big bus. And the other in a big open field with plenty of room.
I’m a BIG fan of dinner (it’s my favorite time of day!), so Dinner Island sounds like a cat’s dream come true.
And oh boy was I right!
They even have a menu! I figured it was just like a sushi menu, and I just check the birds I want to sample? *
We stayed just a few nights, but it was a pleasant stay.
The humans complained that there wasn’t much to do there – no hiking trails, just the same boring walk up and down the road. But they did see lots of cows, birds and even an alligator.
They also noted that the ground got pretty soft near the end of the field, so they were glad we reserved a spot close to the entrance. Besides some rather tall grass, we had no trouble getting in/out.
They mostly worked however doing a lot of cellular signal and WiFi testing.
Ok, here’s some more pictures from our stay:
If you want to stay here, you need to apply for a permit in advance. They only take reservations up to 2 weeks in advance of your arrival date – but it’s super easy to do online (even a cat could do it!). And it’s totally free for 14-days a month. There’s a litterbox on site, but not other amenities provided.
(No birds were actually harmed in making this post.)
What’s Up Next
After this stop, we moved to Ortona South Campground, back on the waterway.
Besides keeping busy with work stuff, the people seem to be quite consumed with some other project. They tell me I might need a life jacket and captain’s hat soon. I guess I’ll find out what that means.
Until then, it’s back to lizard hunting for me!