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Mar 7, 2013 - The Runaround!
Here's a recap of the last few days. From Fort Myers I parked in a Walmart parking lot and went by Harley to Naples for a day of mud-buggy racing in the swamp. Sunny but cool all day and VERY different. The next day I went on to Tampa again and the next day I caught a Blue Jays exhibition game in Dunedin. (it was about an hour's ride across the bay on a causeway on the bike.) The only problem was traffic was horrendous over and back but at least the Jays didn't lose and I got a $30 seat for $10! As for the trailer, there are too many...Jump to full entry
Apr 7, 2011 - World Famous Strawberry Shortcake!
Every winter, people flock to Parkesdale Farm Market from across the United States and even as far away as Europe and Asia, just for a bowl of their World Famous Strawberry Shortcakes. They are served fresh from the fields, sweet sliced berries sit atop a bed of shortcake with a generous serving of whipped cream (which you will get to see in our photos). They also sell a large selection of plants and fresh fruits and vegetables. If you are ever in the area and like strawberries this is a must. You can find them at: 3702 W Baker Street (HWY...Jump to full entry
Jan 24, 2011 - Plant City, Florida
1/24 – 1/26 Our next stop was the Edward Medard County Park in Plant City, a 86 mile drive (SR60). The campground is heavily treed and quite nice. We had a nice, relaxing stay (meaning we did nothing but relax and enjoy the environment). We did do a little shopping and found a new (to us) grocery chain we liked called Aldi where Ken found two pound containers of cashews that were cheaper than Costco.Jump to full entry
Aug 4, 2009 - Green Swamp Trail
We took a weekend off from the house and went to Sawmill Campground in Dade City. We planned a trip on the Green Swamp Trail and then to the Plant City Bike Fest. The Green Swamp Trail is a 77 mile ride through some pretty rural areas of Central Florida. The roads were windy and narrow. There were lots of things to see. We came across a miniature donkey farm that was called "Dinkie Donkies"...it was too funny! We saw all kinds of farm life...goats, cows, bulls, etc. and some wild creatures also. At the end of the ride you end up in Zephyr...Jump to full entry
Nov 3, 2007 - early risers
We got up at 4:15 this morning from our funky, but cheap motel just outside of Savannah. We were hitched up and were on the road by 5:30 to make the 360 mile drive to Bealsville, Florida. Beautiful morning. It's always fun and tranquil getting started early and experiencing the night sky turning into the morning sky. We wanted to get to Bealsville by 11 a.m. to make it to Ruby Williams annual BBQ and art sale. Ruby is a folk artist who also has been running a roadside produce stand just off Rte 60 for about 20 years. She originally painted...Jump to full entry
Mar 6, 2007 - Chiefland, Florida to Plant City, Florida
Wide awake at 5:00 am. Freezing. I hopped out of bed and turned on the furnace. We slept til 7 am 3.4C outside. We walked up to the Springs and then up the boardwalk to see the Manatees. There were about 20 of them lying just below the surface. We could see them clearly. Lots of vultures around. A girl was snorkeling among the manatees, which was brave, because there was a " Do Not Swim - Alligators" sign. I don't know if she was a camper or a Ranger. 10:30 am We used the dumping station and headed out. It's about 6 miles to 19S. 8C and...Jump to full entry