|No real plan for today: I foresee a wander around town, read a little, walk the dog a lot and take it easy kind of day. And I was close to right.
We ate some breakfast and then went “downtown” to wander around a couple shops and the fishing pier then had some lunch at Tony’s Restaurant. It is famous for its New England clam chowder - it has won the world clam chowder championship in Newport RI for the last 3 years so we had to have it. It is good, but my grouper sammich was nothing special though Michele said her salad was good. We came back to the bus and Michele did some reading and talking to the neighbor from Rabun County GA, then we took off to do some more exploring.
We finally got to go to the Cedar Key History Museum, which has been closed both of the previous times we have been here. It is really neat; this place has a surprising amount of history. John Muir spent time here, there is a long Indian presence and there is a significant Civil War and manufacturing history. It is not the ritziest town; it is still a working fishing village. There is one gas station, two small groceries, a few restaurants, some hotels/condos/campgrounds and the rest is fishing related businesses. There are some nice houses, but a lot of not so nice. But it is quiet and has a very “old Florida” feel to it. If you want to go someplace and not do much, with very meager expectations, this is perfect.
We will hang around for awhile tomorrow to see Pat, who along with his wife Cindy, run the Low-Key Hideaway. Pat was in Michigan doing some photo shoots and was supposed to fly back into Gainesville at 2:00 this afternoon, but due to missed connections will not get to the airport tonight until 8:00 at the earliest.
After we catch up with him for awhile tomorrow, we are headed to The Villages to see Michele’s parents and then put a couple hours behind us towards home. If the mood strikes us I guess we might drive all the way home tomorrow, but we will see how it goes.