This was a beautiful day here in Florida. The evening thunderstorms have cooled us off a lot. It was 78* at 0830, felt good. We plan to stopped by Darrel's Cafe. He has converted a quick-stop that was shut-down, due to tornado damage several years ago. Touted as ' A Dog Gone Good Place to Eat' on US301.
That that brought back memories of things past, before interstates, 301 was THE road to the lakes of central Florida. It was filled with the Citrus Tourist 'traps'. Still busy, but just a shadow of it's earlier glory.
Again we drove thru the Ocala Forest, a beautiful ride to our first ADVENTURE destination:
Things can't be too bad, the mud hole wasn't bad. Things can't be all bad when you see 'Jesus Way' can it?
Ah, this should be it, sorry for the picture but the road was a little rough.
This is a little shaky I know, but we will follow the road, hoping there is a way out without going back.
Uh oh, the end of the road, yep, back 7 miles of one lane dirt road. we passed a pretty doe on the way out here.
Yep, she was still waiting around to get her picture taken. We don't remember laughing so much. Most of the spots here were trailers. We have no problem with trailers we lived many years in trailers, but some of these were pretty run down and I know Sherry and I aren't gonna settle on a dirt road, too much dust.
We did see some promising property and learned something about the neighborhoods. It is for sure we will need a place that is high profile, not like the ones on the dirt road. We will be absent for a few weeks at a time, and need a neighborhood that has a neighborhood watch.
We also looked at this place
Not a great picture, but it is in a senior community (Sherry Qualifies us LOL) and it is across the street from the office, high profile. So it is a possibility. It would be easy to find for the kids if they come down for Orlando's Fun Parks or DAytona Beach.
I promise if we get a solid lead I will show it. But the one we liked today already had a contract pending.
We had company when we got home.
I love these giant birds (Sand Hill Cranes) They have a bright red head and I think these are the ones that have a sound like a Grunt followed by a Bell. They actually ring. Does anyone know?