We ARE NOT enjoying the ticks here in Cedar Key. There is an unusual number of these evil blood-sucking bugs here due to the heavy flooding of the Suwannee. We've used plenty of insect repellent and even wore jeans and long-sleeved shirts when we last went hiking...but that did not keep them away. The "no-see-ums" are not much fun, but I will take them over the ticks. But, of course, the fire ants are still the worst from my perspective.
Oh well, just another part of the travel experience.
We are ready to begin our journey to San Antonio (scheduled to depart Saturday, 4/26 and arrive 5/01). Trip is approximately 1,000 miles almost entirely along I-10.