Wednesday, July 6, 2016
On the Road, just going
On the road again. Many times I just want to be on the road and like now, where we are headed doesn’t matter. But we are headed for Florida. Our first destination will be central Florida, not the best ‘tourist’ time to head for Florida, but this time we are hoping to find a better deal on a home , since it is not ‘tourist or snowbird time’.
(The brown line is dead sod, it covers my ditch running power and water to the pier)
The last place we bought was on Lake Dora. I always thought I wanted to be on a lake. But the house we had was restricted, we had a 70’ pier, but the housing rules did not allow for boat hoists where we could lift our boat out of the water. That being the case, every storm would beat and damage our boat (it was an older boat but you still do not want it damaged). I learned something, if on the water make it a canal where it is not as likely to have rough water.
I do want to be close to a lake, we love to fish. We eat what we bring home and Florida Speckled Perch (called ‘specks) are just under halibut in taste, to us, we love ‘em.
(In Florida you can have your own alligator in the back yard also)
Since our main body of family is in the Belmont, NC area, we want to be within 500 miles or a day’s drive. That throws us near central Florida, Orlando to the Space Coast area; Possibly Daytona.
So the first stop will only be a shopping site, to locate what area we want.
Tonight? we are in SC, we stop near the Georgia border when we head to Florida.
1915 'T' model run-about Just over 100 yrs ago!