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Offline crashdive123

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Another Ocala NF Outing
« on: April 13, 2018, 04:37:40 AM »
Madmax, Max and I had a very relaxing time.  The weather was perfect.


















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Re: Another Ocala NF Outing
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 05:19:40 AM »
I was down in the Villages  cooking for a bunch of retired LEO on Wednesday.  I would have much rather been camping.   :)
The place you were camping looks very familiar.

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Re: Another Ocala NF Outing
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 05:28:27 AM »
I was down in the Villages  cooking for a bunch of retired LEO on Wednesday.  I would have much rather been camping.   :)
The place you were camping looks very familiar.

Yeah.  I figgered you'ld recognize it.  Fairly clean.  It had rained for 2 days before.  The roads were iffy for 2 wd's.  So we went here.

More pics.

This and sunrise are favorite times of day.



A little striker practice on natural tinder.



Max found his "nest" under the food table and in the shade.



Peach cobbler in the D.O.



Great relaxing camp.
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Re: Another Ocala NF Outing
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 09:47:36 AM »
April, Friday the 13th, a Winter Storm WARNING with 8-12 inches of snow & 50 mph winds predicted for tonight and tomorrow here in NEBRASKA......and you guys are cooking ears of FRESH SWEET CORN on a campfire in the middle of a tropical paradise?  There's something wrong here!! :doh: :shrug:

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Re: Another Ocala NF Outing
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 09:50:35 AM »
Looks like a great area and relaxing place to be.

At present we are just below freezing and it is snowing hard.  3"  down and 5" or so to go.  Should quit about 6PM tonight. 

Thanks for sharing what, to me, looks like life on another planet. 
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Re: Another Ocala NF Outing
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 01:54:25 PM »
Craig, you and Stan need to come on down, find you a nice small place and spend the winter here each year.
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Re: Another Ocala NF Outing
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 02:34:39 PM »
You know what?.....we're seriously considering it! :thumbsup:    It would be nice, for a change, to sit around a camp fire out in the bush, cooking fresh victuals with friends, rather than crouching over a bonfire just to keep from freezing to death!
                                                                   
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Re: Another Ocala NF Outing
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2018, 05:16:41 PM »
Looks like a GREAT camp. Glad you guys got out. I think there's plenty of days left in April to get some nice weather camps in.

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Re: Another Ocala NF Outing
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2018, 05:46:35 AM »
looks like Tony and I will visit Ocala NF again next week.  Three or four days at Hopkins Prairie.