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Jun 7, 2015 - On the Road Again at Last

Sunday June 7 Today is the real departure. I almost moved the rig while connected to power just to take a picture. After the once around the loop for luck, I picked up Mary-Jeanine and off we went to a rousing rendition of On The Road Again by Willie Nelson. Today, we are going to go right back where we came from yesterday. But, we’ll have all the stuff we came home for. One of the big changes is that we are going to get a hitch for the back of the trailer and put the bikes there. We had planned on just keeping them inside the trailer when...

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May 3, 2012 - Old Folks at Home

Not us, although we are home again in our camper but we are at Stephen Foster Folk Culture State Park in White Springs Florida. He penned over 200 songs and perhaps the one most known is Way Down Upon the Suwannee River(Florida's state song). Funny thing, he never saw the Suwannee but it sounded better to him than what he originally had, the Peedee River. Beautiful grounds here. The world largest Carillon, museum with outstanding moving dioramas showing scenes from his most famous songs like "I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair"....

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Sep 25, 2011 - Stephen Foster Park White Springs Florida

.. After leaving Melbourne Beach, we ended up just south of the Georgia border for one night in White Springs at the banks of the famous Suwanee River where the Stephen Foster cultural center and park are located.. Stephen Foster wrote the song "Way down upon the Suwanee River back in 1935. Beautiful spot.. River not good for swimming as they said there were alligators around... We're glad we are almost out of florida and leaving the heat behind.. but defintely going to miss the family.......

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Oct 29, 2010 - Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, FL

White Springs used to be known as White Sulphur Springs and was a health resort and is located along the Suwannee River. White Springs is also the home of the Stephen Foster Memorial State Park. However, Stephen Foster never visited or lived in Florida. Years ago when we lived in Winter Springs, Florida we would camp at Stephen Foster.

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Jan 8, 2010 - SWANEE RIBBER

If you are a fan of the movie Tombstone – as my husband is – you will recognize the name Stephen Foster from one of Doc Holiday’s scenes. In the scene Doc is in a saloon, playing the piano when a drunken cowboy asks Doc if he is playing “Old Dog Tray.” Doc pretends ignorance. The cowboy exclaims, “You know…Stephen Foster…Oh! Susanna…Camptown Races…Stephen stinkin’ Foster!” Well, that sums up our knowledge of Stephen Foster prior to arriving at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, Florida. You may not know the...

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