Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
We have spent many hours in Lake Sumter Landing walking the boardwalk and taking photos. We had never seen any gators. Until our last visit. Then, suddenly one appeared, maybe 20 yards out, casually gliding through the water, just the top of its head and part of its body visible.
I took a few photos, but it was too dark.
We did not feed it.
Sitting between a highway and a railroad track, just north of DeLeon Springs, Bob White Oranges has gone to seed, so to speak. Begun in 1921 or before, the end began in 1983 with a hard freeze. The oranges died. The famous Bob White Oranges were no more. What was once a state-of-the-art facility now lies foul and abandoned and is slowly tumbling to the ground.
You can read the very interesting story here.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The golf car caught my attention immediately. I went to look and take some photos. The custom work was amazing. And it was for sale. The gentleman you see was very interested. He looked it over carefully, then wrote down the name and phone number of the owner.
I wouldn't be at all surprised if he bought it. I also wouldn't be surprised if he paid somewhere around $20,000 USD for it!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
You will find this cute little shop in Micanopy, Florida; the site, as you'll recall, of the movie, "Doc Hollywood," starring Michael Fox. Located just a few miles south of Gainesville, Micanopy offers a number of cute little shops - many of them antique shops.
This is one of the few we have not entered, but it appears to be a gallery of art and glassware and other assorted items.
It seems they've neglected to take down their Christmas lights, or perhaps they use those lights at other times of the year.
I'm also puzzled by the presence of sandbags in front of the store. Methinks the place may flood with heavy rains.
Just down the street from the "house for rent" we posted the day before yesterday, is this house for sale. Looks like it might need a little work, but it is on the water. My guess is that it would cost well over $300,000, but I don't know for sure.
It's all about location.
Monday, August 17, 2009
The Island Hopper has been around since we've been coming to Cedar Key - 20 years. In fact, this is the boat, which in 1989, we took for a sunset cruise! It is still in business and in this photo is coming back into the dock after a run out to the islands.