Sunday, March 16, 2014

Fishing on the Swanee River - near Chiefland, Florida



And yes, this is the Swannee River of song - "Old Folks At Home."  It is Florida's State song.  In its original form, the lyrics were racist, so they were "expurgated" in 2008.

You can read all about it here.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Stylish ride


I don't know what kind of vehicle this is, but I like it a lot! We spotted it in Beverly Hills, Florida.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Airboat at gas station


I'll bet you thought airboats ran on air. Nope. They need gas, too.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lunch time serenade


...at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

Cracker Weekend at Rainbow Springs State Park


Full disclosure: This photo was taken a year ago! Another Cracker Weekend is in the works, set for Feb. 22 & 23. Read all about it here.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

One of the new plazas along the Florida Turnpike


The Florida Turnpike runs from the south of Miami up past Orlando about 50 miles where it merges with I-75. Over the past couple of years, the state has constructed new plazas about every 45 miles. I was surprised to find they were so attractive. The Ft. Drum plaza's building reminds me of an airline terminal - it is huge with lots of glass and high ceilings; lots of restaurants and places to sit and relax; and the restrooms are very nice.

This photo is of the entrance to the Canoe Creek plaza.