Shortly before COVID clipped our wings, we joined Harvest Hosts, an organization of businesses that agree to host RV'ers overnight on their property without hook-ups, often in a parking lot. In New York state we spent over a week traveling from one HH site to another having unique experiences. There aren't as many HH sites here in Florida and many of those are on golf courses, not so interesting for us at the moment since we have a wonderful golf course at The Great Outdoors where we can play by driving our own golf cart to the course.
So we were pleased to find a HH site on our way back to TGO and are camped in the middle of a sugar cane plantation. The cane here is all made into rum and we visited their tasting room just as you might in a vineyard. We have camped at a few HH vineyards and they smelled much more enticing than the cane, but we did enjoy what they are making here. When you stay on someone's property for free it only seems right to buy what they are selling so now we have two bottles of rum, one flavored with Meyer lemons and one apple spiced that they called shine. We wished that the server had worn a mask. Obviously we couldn't while we sampled tastes of ten different rum/shine. She poured quickly and we drank quickly and moved outside in the fresh air. Except for bird watching and bike riding I am often left wondering if I will regret something I've just done 5 - 14 days from now.
When Milton Dewey of Dewey Decimal System fame came to this area for the winter, it reminded him of upstate New York where he came from. He persuaded the locals to name the town nestled between many lakes Lake Placid in honor of his home back north. However, there are no mountains in this resort area and there will be no plans to have the winter Olympics here.