Well made it back in one piece. Cold wet weather chased us the whole time, I would never have thought I'd be winterizing engines in Florida, but now I can say I have. Despite the weather had a great time, we drove around 3500 miles, hit 5 states (Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana) and was able to burn in three of them (Florida, Alabama and Louisiana).
I worked on RX fires on the Kisatchie NF outside Alexandria, LA, the Tuskegee NF near Auburn, AL, And 3 spots in Florida (Eglin AFB, Picayune-Strand State Forest, and Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge). Saw a little wildlife too, Eastern Diamond Back Rattle Snake, Water Moccasin, and some Alligators, thankfully all at a comfortable distance.
One of my highlights was getting to work off of some swamp buggies at the Panther Refuge.
Saw some really interesting equipment, and lots of new ideas for future projects. I'll add some photos down in the fire apparatus section when I get some time.