Tallahassee, Florida

October 23-26, 2017 You might wonder how we could have lived in Florida forty years and not visited the capitol.  Tallahassee is quite a drive from Fort Pierce and, when we were in the capital, we had other things to do (band concerts and education conferences, mostly).  In a training Read more…

Cedar Key Seafood Festival

October 21, 2017 We coincidentally found ourselves in Cedar Key for its annual Seafood Festival.  How fun for us!  We checked out lots of vendors. The food vendors were all local not-for-profit organizations:  Smoked mullet (Jane’s choice), crab fritters and redfish chowder (Dave’s choice), oysters, key lime pie, and corn Read more…

Cedar Key, continued

October 20-23, 2017 Cedar Key has relied on the gulf for the livelihood of its citizens.  Crabs, turtles, oysters, fish and sponge have all played important roles in the economy.  Cedar Key has hosted a couple of more unusual industries as well. In the 1880s the area’s red cedars were Read more…

Cedar Key, Florida

October 20-23, 2017 Neither of us had ever been to Cedar Key so we spent a fun weekend there. Our site at the Cedar Key RV Resort was the prettiest we’ve had.  This lot is owned by someone who allows the resort to rent it when the owners aren’t in Read more…

Live Oak, Florida: The Busy Bee

Editor’s Note:  Another out-of-chronological-order post.  Apologies. October 8, 2017 As we traveled east from Crestview to avoid Hurricane Nate, we began seeing billboards for “The Busy Bee”.  We couldn’t tell what the Busy Bee was, but we passed it on the way to the campground.  It’s a mega convenience store.  Read more…

Live Oak, Florida

Editor’s Note:  This post is not in chronological order. October 7-8, 2017 We stayed at the Long Branch Rest and Ride RV and Horse Park.  It’s an open field with rows of full hook-ups.  Paddocks and riding trails were available, if we’d brought a horse.  We shared half of the Read more…

Eustis, Florida

October 10-20, 2017 Staying in Eustis gave us an opportunity to visit with friends and hear great music. When we lived in Orlando (1978-91), we became friends with a family down the street.  Connie Gill had a daughter three years old when our Elizabeth was born and then had a Read more…

Crestview, Florida

September 24-October 7, 2017 Jane’s drivers license was due for renewal.  In person.  Her appointment September 14 had been washed away by Hurricane Irma so we headed for Crestview, Florida where our mail service is located.  It was a (mostly) easy drive from Chattanooga with lots of cotton fields along Read more…

Chattanooga, Tennesee

September 17-24, 2017 This was family week.  Jane’s birthday was September 22 and her sister-in-law Nancy’s birthday was September 17 so there were wonderful celebratory dinners out.  And there was time to have the outside of the coach cleaned, take the cat to the vet, and do some shopping.  We Read more…