Thursday, January 23, 2014

2014 Florida Trip – Country Music At The Campfire & Philosophy

Some of the best times I’ve had were the result of an impromptu event and this was no exception.  Our camping neighbor, Gabe, had mentioned that he had been a performing musician during his life and when some old friends of his unexpectedly showed up in the campground, they decided some music around a campfire was in order.

About 30 minutes later we were gathered round the fire, where some roasted weenies, others just sipped a beer, some bundled up under a blanket – it was a little cool - and we all enjoyed the sunset over Lake Okeechobee.

For at least three hours, Gabe played and sang classic country using his guitar signed by The Hag.

We had such a good time and only wish more campers had joined us.  While it's been cool here, the house sitter reports it's downright cold at home.

A Little Philosophy
As I have gone through life, three things I’ve learned – be honest with myself about who I am down deep, love myself for who I am, realize that others opinions of me are just that and only I know the real me, only then I will be comfortable enough to allow others to see the me that I see. 

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


1/17/14  Event Date


  1. Big Dude's got a new look... I like it :) And I love your Philosophy statement... it's something I have learned more recently in life!!
    What a great way to spend an evening by a camp fire... music truly does bring people together!

  2. What a great way to spend the evening with music and new friends. It was great to see all y'all yesterday. We're so glad we were able to get together. Love your philosophy - it makes for a very comfortable life.

  3. Larry, This looks like a really nice way to spend an evening! It's going down to 6 degrees here enjoy... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  4. What fun!!! I like your philosophy - it's very true!

  5. I really like your philosophy, and the campfire sounds like it was a lot of fun. What a great way to end a day.

  6. OH My---that looks like SO much fun. I'd love it---and have great memories of sitting around the campfire singing, eating Smores and telling ghost stories...

    Bet it's COLD down there too. It was 11 degrees here at 11 am --and going down all day long... Gads.


  7. I'd say that sandwich looks freaking good! Im a hot sandwich kinda gal!

  8. I know that was a great evening. I love music, especially live in a wonderful location like Florida - it was probably very fun! Glad you are all still doing great. We're so busy here I've gotten behind on my blog love! Sending happy vacation waves!!!!

  9. We are fans if Merle. He lived here, on the Kern River before moving to Shasta. I like your new look!

  10. I love these kind of impromptu adventures!

  11. I would have loved to have been around that campfire. What a great evening. And love the new look. Isn't it a wider format? And with that question, wouldn't it allow you to post your photos larger? I'm always clicking to enlarge. Go Broncos. :)


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