"It seems a shame," the Walrus said,
"To play them such a trick,
After we've brought them out so far,
And made them trot so quick!"
The Carpenter said nothing but
"The butter's spread too thick!"
"I weep for you," the Walrus said:
"I deeply sympathize."
With sobs and tears he sorted out
Those of the largest size,
Holding his pocket-handkerchief
Before his streaming eyes.
"O Oysters," said the Carpenter,
"You've had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?'
But answer came there none--
And this was scarcely odd, because
They'd eaten every one.*
This is the boardwalk that goes to the summit of Turtle Mound.
This little dude was catching some rays. Gecko?
The views from atop the garbage heap, er...midden,
Here's the lovely Astral Wendy catching some rays
at the summit.
There's also some bay-side beach access here. We saw a
few spots that would have been ideal for camping but this
park does not have campsites.
We took this little trail that meandered around the base of
Turtle Mound to see what we could find.
I found this two hook rubber worm fishing lure so I
was glad I wasn't barefoot.
I also found this really cool shell. Not sure if
it's Venis Vitupera or Maris Homerunnus. Only an
expert would know for sure.
This Florida park does not have panthers or bears but
they do have armadillos. Wendy really wanted to pet
this critter. Yikes!
Unlike the state parks in Florida, the facilities
left a little to be desired. I just loved the flushing
lever on this commode. It looked liked the whole
platform would drop through a trapdoor if you
pulled it. I was glad the call was only for Numero Uno.
There used to be a small town here named Eldora
and this remaining house is called the Eldora Statehouse.
It was closed for some reason, which was annoying
because I really wanted to go up in that cupola.
I had to settle for the Old Easy Chair.
I don’t care
How many letters they sent
Morning came and morning went
Pick up your money
And pack up your tent
You ain’t goin’ nowhere
Whoo-ee! Ride me high
Tomorrow’s the day
My bride’s gonna come
Oh, oh, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair!**
I was so annoyed at the Eldora Statehouse being closed
that I went total Kong and wiped out this bamboo grove.
There was a really nice hiking trail along this hammock. A
hammock is a bit of slightly higher land in an otherwise
marshy area that supports richer soil and more stately trees
like oak. This trail seemed like it got very little use since it
was overgrown in spots and we had to break through an orb
spider web that was strung across it.
*'The Walrus and the Carpenter' - Lewis Carroll
**'You Ain't Goin' Nowhere' - Bob Dylan
-Brought to you by the usual knuckleheads.