We drove from Texas to Florida and pulled into Boggy Creek Resort after dark. Florida was fully booked up (and apparently always is during the winter) – everywhere we called there was no availability. Boggy Creek had a one star review on Yelp but we figured we’d give it a shot. When we pulled up it was straight out of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. You know the beginning where you float through the bayou and the old man is rocking on the porch? Pretty darn close. The campground was crazy disorganized which made for some laughs, but it was full of giant old oak trees laced with Spanish moss. So pretty!
Wade was pre-practicing at Lake Toho which was about half an hour from our campsite. We got into a routine of dropping him off at the launch ramp at Big Toho Marina, Amos and I would go find a dog park and then either work in the camper or go run errands before looping back to the launch ramp and heading home. It definitely felt odd having a routine somewhere foreign.
After pre-practicing at Lake Toho until it went off limits, we had a week or so to kill before needing to be back for the tournament. We went down to Lake Okeechobee and stayed at the KOA which was muuuch more organized. Best part was they had our washer and dryer from home – I used to dread the washer beeper at home but hearing a familiar sound turned it into the best noise haha!
We drove down to Palm Beach and found somewhere for Amos to run – he’d never been to the beach before and it was hilarious watching him do hot laps up and down the sand. Until he found a nice dead fish to roll in, then the fun stopped real quick.