Sunday, April 2, 2017

YOU SNOOZE, YOU LOSE!!


We have proof.  The early bird gets the worm.
Lake Okeechobee before Sunrise
Our first morning in Okeechobee, Florida was one in which we decided to get up with the birds...for real.  Sunrise was at 7:15 a.m. and we were on the shores of Lake Okeechobee even through a pretty good cloud cover, a small amount of fog, and 70 degrees already.

Sunrise over Lake Okeechobee
After daybreak you could actually see all the activity on the lake.  Not just from the birds but lots of fish jumping out of the water, and many "early birds" getting ready to go fishing.

All these poles belong to one fisherman!
More Early Birds
 At over 730 square miles Lake Okeechobee is the second largest freshwater lake entirely within the Lower 48 states (second only to Lake Michigan).  The name "Okeechobee" means "big water" in the Seminole Indian language.  Also, there are many rare and protected species of birds in this area of Florida.  
Snowy Egret
Great Blue Heron - No matter how great, he has to
find his own breakfast!

Grey Heron - Breakfast on an edible  moving island

As Franklin Roosevelt once said,

I THINK WE CONSIDER TOO MUCH THE GOOD LUCK OF THE EARLY BIRD AND NOT ENOUGH THE BAD LUCK OF THE EARLY WORM. 

Life is meant to be lived and we hope you have an enjoyable day.  RV tells a joke about me asking what he did today.  He says "Nothing."   I said, "I thought you did that yesterday!"  He said, "I did, but I didn't finish it."


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