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#46 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted January 23, 2014 - 04:33 PM

I've been talking to the folks here and learning a lot.

 

Also took their "Swamp Safari".  They tossed that in free since I'm camping here for two days  :D :D :D

 

This place is a lot bigger operation that you would think if all you did was just stop in at the fruit stand or do the pick your own citrus thing and leave.

 

It's all family owned, and not only do they have the citrus, they have a sizable beef cow operation as well.

 

The Swamp tour was pretty decent.  NOt really much in the way of actual swamp, but more a tour of some of the citrus ares, and the cattle operation.  There is a good bit of 'native Florida' area as well.  One thing that I found interesting is that cattle LOVE citrus.  They had a bin full of non-marketable citrus for the 'tourists' to toss to the cattle.  They made short work of it.

 

Here's a few pics of the two vehicles that they use for the tour.

 

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I also got pics of the size of the tires.  I asked about the cost them. The 'small; ones are $8,500.00 each, and the large ones $10,000.00 each! 
 
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They also have a lot of antique stuff around the shop...old gas pumps, signs, and old John Deere, a Farmall M and some old implements.
 
The only thing I found picture worthy was a Studebaker truck.  Not sure what year it is, but it sure looks danged nice. Even the interior.
 
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Posted January 23, 2014 - 04:58 PM

There were old gas pumps laying around and they weren't picture worthy?? :wallbanging: :wallbanging:



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Posted January 23, 2014 - 06:01 PM

OK, OK, here are the pumps, plus a wooden Indian for good measure  :D :D :D

 

 

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Posted January 23, 2014 - 06:19 PM

Kaw-liga wooo ohhhhhhhhh

 


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Posted January 23, 2014 - 09:14 PM

Make sure you get some comquats too while you are down there. If you want to get me some too let me know.


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Posted January 24, 2014 - 09:20 PM

Well, we are now sitting in Ft Myers tonight.

 

Also, while we aren't in a campground, we aren't at Wally World either.  We are in a Sam's Club parking lot  :D :D :D

 

We will be here in Ft Myers for a few days, as I need to have some work done on the Rainmaker.

 

Sometime between when we left and Tuesday, the cover on the front air conditioner parted company from the roof.

 

Another problem surfaced on Wed at the campground when I plugged into the 'city water'.  Evidently when I winterized, the water line going to the automatic icemaker in the refrigerator didn't get purged. When I turned on the tap, it started leaking from the access panel.

 

That's going to have to be fixed.  All that really needs is to have it bypassed as we don't use the icemaker anyway.

 

We are pretty sure that the warranty we have will cover the air conditioner shroud.  Not sure about the icemaker though. We will just have to see.

 

Other than that things are going good. Cat's happy, Momma's happy, and that makes me happy  :D :D :D

 

We aren't sure at this time where we may go.  Heading down to the 'Glades is a possibility, and maybe going across US 41.


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 02:48 PM

 

Other than that things are going good. Cat's happy, Momma's happy, and that makes me happy  :D :D :D

 Heading down to the 'Glades is a possibility

 

Better watch the cat in the Everglades.  They make good gator food. :D


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 04:26 PM

I've taught her that the steps to the outside is a "Bad Place".  She avoids it like the plague.

 

Shouting, hissing, and a squirt gun make a lasting impression on a cat  :D :D :D

 

Oh, a can of compressed air, like you use for blowing out the dust from the inside of a computer works wonders too.


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 05:30 PM

I've taught her that the steps to the outside is a "Bad Place".  She avoids it like the plague.

 

Shouting, hissing, and a squirt gun make a lasting impression on a cat  :D :D :D

 

Oh, a can of compressed air, like you use for blowing out the dust from the inside of a computer works wonders too.

My cat would just look at you like you were nuts and then go do what he wanted to anyway. He actually walked through a blast of the garden hose to come in the house.



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Posted January 25, 2014 - 06:07 PM

Yeah, but I've see your cat.

 

He's brain damaged :rolling:  :rolling:  :rolling: :rolling:  


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 07:34 PM

If you had a little boy who dropped you on your head every 5 minutes you would be too. Oh wait.....


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 08:29 PM

Yeah, but I've see your cat.

 

He's brain damaged :rolling:  :rolling:  :rolling: :rolling:  

 

 

We have a Cat that hangs around GTtalk that is too!   :bigrofl:


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 10:39 PM

I hear he was dropped on his head too.


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 10:50 PM

Shouting, hissing, and a squirt gun make a lasting impression on a cat  :D :D :D

 

Oh, a can of compressed air, like you use for blowing out the dust from the inside of a computer works wonders too.

We have a Cat that hangs around GTtalk that is too!   :bigrofl:

all that shouting and hissing and blowing  stuff doesn't seem to keep him out of the mod lounge either!  :bigrofl:


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 01:11 AM






BAZINGA!!!




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