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Farewell Florida! Hello Gaffney

  Heavy hearts waived to Florida!  We did not know if we wanted to stay or go!  Tom had booked us in at the National Freightliner Service Center in Gaffney, South Carolina, so we headed north.  The local Freightliner center … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of Florida

Adventures in La La Land Mount Dora is a very unusual place.  (I had an Aunt named Dora!) Have you ever heard of mountains in Florida?  We were amazed at the hills as we approached Mt. Dora.  Mt. Dora stands … Continue reading

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Springing into Florida. Please brake for Alligators!

Never met a Palm Tree I did not LIKE! Florida landscape is enchanting!  Besides the myriad of Palms swaying in the wind, colorful bushes and flowers add to the splendor.  It is said that there are twelve species of Palms … Continue reading

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Bring Your Lawn Chair! Okeechobee is Waiting for you!

Lake Okeechobee is Waiting for You! Commercials with guys hawking Okeechobee RV living dot online space.  He’s happy!  His life is good! You should be his neighbor. Silver Palms RV Resort One of our neighbors at TGO recommended visiting the … Continue reading

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Pandemic Creativity in Florida (Updated)

Keeping Sane While Being Cooped Up! He just appeared one day.  There was this man sitting outside his Class C motorhome chipping away at wood.  I walked by his rented site every day.  Soon there was a table and wood … Continue reading

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Ormond Beach and the Mystery Mound!

Beware!!! Archaeology is discussed ahead!!!!!  You might want to turn back! Playing in the Sand on Ormond Beach! Tom and I have been exploring plantation ruins along the Eastern Coast of Florida.  Recently we stopped by the Dummett  Sugar plantation … Continue reading

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The Taking of Land in Florida (And the Militias)

Warning!  History Ahead!  Prepare Yourself! Did you know that Florida sided with Great Britain in the 1776 Revolutionary War?  Oh no!! Did you know that Florida became a US state only in 1845?   Did you know that Florida was part … Continue reading

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Florida. The Good. The Bad. And, The Ugly!

Holidays at The Great Outdoors.  The Good. TGO is a remarkable playground for adults at Xmas time.  Inflatables dawn the yards of one entire street while Christmas lights blind you on another.  It is an unusually happy time of year … Continue reading

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Follow that Dream … to Florida

Yankee Town, Crystal River, and the Gulf Coast are Waiting for YOU! Yes, there is a road named, “Follow the Dream Parkway.”  It heads out to Bird Creek Beach on the Western shores of Florida–Gulf side.   On the way … Continue reading

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War in Heaven: Mother Nature and Politics in Florida

Wake up!! Mother Nature is in Charge! Heading south can be a real high!  Traveling at warp speed (65 mph) from Cass County, we reach the mountains in a couple of days.  Even though we have traveled this way numerous … Continue reading

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