I finally got to run on Dog Town Trail and then I fell.

Good morning!  I guess it’s kind of late morning huh?  Oh well.  I guess that’s what happens when you go to your cabin in the middle of nowhere for the weekend.  Maybe we should have tried to find the middle of nowhere closer to home…………



Before we headed out on Friday I decided to go ahead and get in a long run.  I knew my running trail at the cabin was overgrown and I wasn’t sure that I would be able to run on it so I decided just to go ahead and get a long run in just in case.

After running, we piled into the truck and headed out.    The ride over was going to be bittersweet knowing the airstream installation wasn’t going to be there but we did get to drive by the Florida State Fair and I love seeing all the rides.

florida state fair

After about 4 hours, a stop at Popeye’s Chicken, one stop at Big Lots, one stop at Bealls Outlet and another stop to gas up the car and the fill the gas cans for the generator we arrived at Holopaw Groves Road.  This is one of my favorite parts of the trip because of the smell.

orange groves

Can you see the oranges on the ground?

You have to drive down a five mile road to get to the gate to Suburban Estates and you pass by five miles of orange groves and all you can smell at this time of the year is orange blossoms and it’s delicious.

After we get to the gate we still have to drive through half an hour of bumpy dirt roads to get to our cabin.

And then there she is.


After unloading everything it was pretty late so MacGyver and I decided to take a ride around on the ATV.  It was a bit dusty so I donned my pink ranger uniform, (not really but sort of.)


I took a few pictures while riding out on the trail but it’s kind of hard to take pictures and drive the atv.


Do you think it’s odd that someone would leave a random kayak in the middle of a muddin trail on recreational property with absolutely no real navigable waterways, because I don’t.  I find shit like that out here all the time.  One we found an actual sailboat in the middle of a cypress field.  It was epic.

Anyway, the next morning we got up early but it was pretty cold and my trail wasn’t really ready to run on and MacGyver had a project to work on so I decided not to run and he went to work on his project.  I went out to see if I could help him and then I saw the thing that makes my little ocd brain go bananas:

MacGyvers tools

Holy Mother of God!  How on God’s green Earth does he expect to find the right nuts and bolts to get anything done?  Seriously?  I mean, how can anyone get anything done with a mess like that?  What is he thinking?

So, while MacGyver got to work on his project, I got to work on mine.

After OCD

MacGyver’s project was a whole lot more fun than mine.  We may not have typical electricity in Suburban Estates, we use a generator.  And we may not have city water, instead, MacGyver dug a well and he uses a pump to get it to the top of a tower where it runs down into the pipes and supplies water to our little cabin.  Did I mention that MacGyver is a genius?

Anyway, we raised this bar this weekend.

Hot tub

Or our redneck is on point.  Either way, I’m pretty sure we have the only hot tub for miles around!

I did manage to run on Sunday morning on my trail.  Dog Town Trail, for those of you who don’t know.

trail dog town trail

And then I found a disturbing thing.  I was tracking some little footprints around the pond.

tiny paw prints

Those are definitely paw prints of some sort.

And I saw all of this fur on the ground. And it is definitely from an animal.


And I was trying to take a picture of the disturbing thing that I finally saw when this happened.


And this is what my legs look like as I’m falling on my ass while holding my iphone and avoiding a creepy and disturbing thing.

Which is why my run looked like this:

And yeah, that kills my OCD brain to end on 4.16, kills me.

And in case you’re wondering what was so disturbing, it was this:


Yeah, so when you’re out there running on the trails, even if it is your very own running trail, be careful!

You can fall down and your dogs will laugh at you.


Do you prefer running on the pavement or running on the trails?

2 thoughts on “I finally got to run on Dog Town Trail and then I fell.

    • Thank you, it’s actually my own trail that my husband and I built on our property in Holopaw in the middle of some recreational land we own. It’s only a mile and a half around the property but I love it 🙂

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