Krusen with the Kruses travel blog

Sunset in Cedar Key

Roseate Spoonbill & Egrets behind us

The storm that kept us in Cedar Key an extra day

Clam shell decorated wall in Steamers on Dock St

Oyster shell wall

Yummy late lunch on a rainy day

Views from our back window this morning

Egrets & a spoonbill behind us this morning - great goodbye

Back to the trees

Withlacoochee River (love the Indian names here in Florida)

Not our expectation for Florida - hayfields & tree farms

Pasco Co Courthouse - Dade City (traffic lite got in the way)

Citrus trees - finally

Lots of cattle raised in this area of Florida

The sign is an alligator warning sign - on all the ponds...

We met lots of these trailers full of almost ripe oranges -...

Sod farm

Caloosahatchee River - BIG!

Marina off the river

At home in the Orange Harbor Co-op

2 ibis were noshing in the park when we left this am...

View from our back window toward the canal

Another view

Views up & down the canal


Yesterday morning we woke to lots of thunder & rain. Callie ended up in bed with Judi because she's (Callie) afraid of thunder & lightning. After checking & rechecking & rechecking the radar & weather forecasts for Tampa & Fort Myers (our route) & praying for wisdom, we finally decided about 9:00 that we would stay put for the day & let the storm pass. We were able to book another day in our spot in Cedar Key & to push our reservation in Fort Myers. (God is good!) So we spent a lazy morning at home listening to the rain. Once the rain passed, we drove downtown & had a wonderful late lunch at Steamers. We'd never had steamed clams & since we were in the place 95% of the farm-grown clams are raised in the US, Judi decided we should try them. They were prepared in a wine & butter sauce - yum! David's grilled flounder & scallops were also delish. Great way to spend a rainy day!

This morning was beautiful & sunny - a great day for a drive. As we were getting read to leave, we took one more view of the water behind us & discovered egrets & a Roseate Spoonbill feeding. We drove 240 miles from commercial forests to citrus groves back to commercial forests. Now we're between the Caloosahatchee & Orange Rivers at Orange Harbor Co-op. It's a mobilehome & rv park. Our site isn't on either river but just off a canal that goes between the rivers. Luckily we've missed the winter rush & the 2 rv sites by the canal in front of us are empty so we have a view of the canal.

We have a couple of days to see the sites here so ...more later...

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