Yes, it’s Election Day, but since I had already voted, I decided to go on a drive, with a couple of little walks thrown in for good measure.
First, I started out at Princess Place Preserve, to check on how the recovery work there was coming along. Last weekend the park sponsored the annual “Creekside Festival”, which had been rescheduled due to the hurricane. From the looks of things, the camping areas and central parts of the park had been fairly cleared out, but it was going to take awhile to address some of the other hiking trails. The park was in direct line to some of the more damaging winds from the hurricane. Many of the live sand oaks fell, some bringing down other trees or squashing shrubbery. Still, there has been a lot of progress.
Next, I decided to drive back to Melaka State Forest, which is located…
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