Settling In

Over the last few days we have just been settling in at our new home. The campsite is located on the edge of Lake Osborne nestled between the Lantana Airport and a public park.

We arrived on Easter Sunday. After getting set up we decided to go for a bike ride. We noticed there were a lot of families in the park. It was nice to see adults and kids out enjoying the great weather. On our ride we noticed adults out in the grass hiding Easter eggs in one area and in others, kids collecting the hidden treats.

When we were on our way to the campground we noticed the signs for the airport and were concerned that we could have a noisy stay. Well we have been quite surprised. We have only noticed small planes or helicopters in the air. Unlike near Fort Lauderdale when we passed the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. We were just passing the end of one of the runways, which was only a few feet from Interstate 95, when a huge jet was on its approach to land. It sure wasn’t very high off the ground. It was kind of neat in a scary way.

The campsite has a total of 300 sites, some of which back on to the lake. That might sound a little cramped, but the campground covers 48 acres. The sites are quite nice. They are relatively level, paved, and include a picnic table. The rest of the site is grass with quite a bit of space between campers. This is quite different to some of the other places we have stayed at. We even have a resident Egret that visits us daily.

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We have gone on a couple of road trips. We ended up traveling east, crossing over the inter-coastal waterway and ending up along the Atlantic Ocean. We traveled both north and south, passing through many communities. You wouldn’t know you were leaving one and entering another if it weren’t for the signs welcoming you. We ended up traveling from Boca Raton in the south to Hobe Sound in the north. If you like to garden, this is the place for you. All we could see were lawn and garden service companies working on the manicured yards that line the roads we traveled. It was quite interesting to see these beautiful homes and couldn’t imagine what their value would be. The ones we couldn’t see were hidden behind tall hedges., some over 30 feet tall. It was nice to see the beautiful yards and boulevards decorated with multi level hedges in various shades of green and grey. Also pleasing to the eye was the variety of colour in the flowering trees and shrubs. It is amazing how red, yellow, orange, mauve and green really can cheer you up.

Oh, we also stopped by the ocean.

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