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Central Florida - May 1 - 10, 2008
Below you will find historical trees, a wild gopher tortoise (a species in decline), an alligator at Lake Louisa, beautiful Cypress Trees, butterflies and solitude, wild birds, deer moss in the swamp, a crazy sign, Lego displays at Downtown Disney, China and the turtle, cows behind the RV of the two RV Gypsies, wild turkeys and cranes, unusual scarecrows, a ghost car, and more! Plus information on Thousand Trails Campground in Clermont, Florida (the home RV Park for the two RV Gypsies).
Big Tree Park - May 1, 2008
Big Tree Park Entrance Sign
sign
Information about the Senator
Big Tree - The Senator
Senator sign

Karen and Lee at Big Tree Park

Karen & Lee at the base of The SENATOR

The two RV Gypsies were dwarfed by The Senator
Big Tree - The Senator
Big Tree - The Senator
The Senator was so big it could not get completely in the picture. The same goes for Lady Liberty below.
Big Tree Park - Lady Liberty
Big Tree Park - Lady Liberty

Campsite of the Two RV Gypsies

Thousand Trails in Clermont, Florida

Campsite of the Two RV Gypsies
Campsite of the Two RV Gypsies
Scary stuff! - The two RV Gypsies - not the flags. LOL
Karen & US flag at campsite
Lee and the US flag at campsite

Karen in the hot tub - peace and relaxation in the evening.This is the life of an RV Gypsy! What a great beginning to a new life!

Karen in the hot tub
Karen in the hot tub

Karen in pool (off season) - peace, quiet, relaxing. And she had the entire pool and hot tub to herself with no one else around at 9 p.m.

Karen alone in the pool
Karen alone in the pool
Thousand Trails Campground in Clermont, Florida has been wonderful to the two RV Gypsies so far. The membership to buy into Thousand Trails Campgrounds has been worth it as two full-timers. RVers get to drive through the park and pick their own site, which is one of the many benefits. (Added note: in 2014 the two RV Gypsies found out that RVers no longer picked their own site at this campground and the campground had a lot of full-timers staying there.) As time went by, the two RV Gypsies learned that there were not enough Thousand Trails campgrounds throughout the USA to make the membership fees worth it. But they did enjoy it for a few years.
a wild gopher tortoise
gopher tortiose habitat sign
burrow of the gopher tortoise
gopher tortoise in his hole
gopher tortoise in his hole
Lee on the Boardwalk at nearby
Lake Louisa.
Lee Duquette on the boardwalk 
May 6, 2008
Lake Louisa sign
the three lakes
sign
Below: Karen Duquette by the alligator sign - and sure enough there was an alligator in the lake - the small black spot in the photo below.
Karen & gator sign
alligator at Lake Louisa
birds at Lake Louisa
hiking at Lake Louisa
The two RV Gypsies enjoyed the beautiful Cypress Trees
hiking at Lake Louisa
hiking at Lake Louisa
cypress trees at Lake Louisa
cypress trees at Lake Louisa
cypress trees at Lake Louisa
cypress trees at Lake Louisa
Lee at Lake Louisa
Lee
Lee with feathers in his ears
Lee - a real attack animal
Lee with feathers in his ears
Lee - hero with a stick
Lee climbing over a fallen tree
"I DID IT' yells Lee
Lee climbing over a fallen tree
Lee made it over a fallen tree
Karen
Karen

Nature's Beauty

butterfly
butterfly
butterfly
woods
lake
nature
nature
Karen
laughing dudewhat the ???
 
Lee with a moss beard
tall cypress tree
The two RV Gypsies looked for other people, but they were totally alone!
lake louisa
These two photos show the distance that the two RV Gypsies hiked along Lake Louisa and the Cypress Trees.
distance the two rv Gypsies hiked
distance we hiked

After the hike and a picnic at Lake Louisa, the two RV Gypsies took a short hike in the nearby swamp.

Swamp sign
hawk
Some of the wild birds found at the swamp
deer moss
deer moss
deer moss
Really a lichen, this dual plant is a fungus and an algae that live together for mutual benefit. The fungus supplies the algae with water and minerals. The algae contains chlorophyll and can use the sun's energy for photosynthesis. Reindeer moss is found primarily on patches of dry sand in dry or scrubby areas with frequent fires.

swamp

the swamp area - don't walk there

cactus
flower
Karen photographed these trees because no two of them were shaped the same
tree
trees
tree
tree
Karen helping the scarecrow fish

laughing dudemore photos taken in Orlando, Clermont and Leesburg, Florida - August - October 2008

The gator was laughing, but Karen was not!
Save her somebody!
Sign outside a Restaurant
Karen Duquette and gator
Displays made entirely out of Legos at Downtown Disney
lego monster
lego monster
lego crab
lego family
Big Ben & London
Eiffel Tower 7 paris
Sydney Australia
lego ship

The following photos are of wild animals at Thousand Trails Campground in Clermont, Florida

crane
crane at the campsite of the two RV Gypsies
turtle at the campsite of the two RV Gypsies
turtle

Brian Lee Duquette's beloved dog, China
and the turtle. China is a gentle dog and did NOT hurt the turtle.

cows behind the RV motorhome

cows behind our RV
The following photos are from the new restaurant at Downtown Disney, T-Rex
The wall of the "Ice Room" in the restaurant keeps changing colors.
inside the restaurant
Lee got mouthy with one of the critters in the restaurant!
inside the restaurant
laughing dudeLee Duquette
Karen and her cousins, Judy & Joe
Inside the restaurant
- an ant bigger than life!
a big ant in the restaurant
dinosaur
a giant lighted mushroom

The following photos are of some unusual and wonderful scarecrows at the Leesburg Town Square

This is really a scarecrow of a fireman climbing up the side of a building. WOW! Looks real to the two RV Gypsies!

fireman scarecrow
Karen Duquette and the scarecrow fishing
scarecrow
pumpkin patch scarecrow
witch scarecrow
Boys will be boys scarecrow
scary army scarecrow
a framed scarecrow
Lee Duquette and the newspaper scarecrow
minnie mouse scarecriw
recycle scarecrow
the Mexican skeleton scarecrow
headless scarecrow
poodle skirt scarecrow
The following photos are taken at a shopping plaza and pier
A limo used for ghost tours is cleverly painted

The photo on the left of the limo window was taken by Karen, and it (along with many other photos on this website) has been copyrighted. It shows another person taking a photo of the same limo from the opposite side of the car. You can also see the building behind the other photographer. The painting on the window of the limo seems to be floating transparently through the whole picture. Karen didn't do any special photography trick and did not edit the photo in any manor to get this effect.

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a pirate boat used for parties
boats at the pier
Karen's cousins from New York, Joe & Judy Betts
(Judy died from cancer in 2011 - she will be loved and missed forever)
next adventure of the two RV Gypsies Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida