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Friday, January 25, 2013

Cedar Key

Well we couldn't stand it anymore.  Only seeing sun for a couple days in a couple weeks, that's why we decided to move into the coach.  It's got wheels!
Monday was a fun relaxed day.  Scott and Ella and Unca Mike came visit us and we bbq'ed.  Really enjoyed their visit and even walked up on the levee.  We showed Ella the tugboats in the Mississippi River.  Then we sat on the levee and threw rocks for a while.
Tuesday morning we left Poche Plantation and headed east.  We drove to Quincy, FL and spent the night at a small campground right off I-10.  It was just a grassy field with hookups but was very quiet.  Then Wednesday morning we had a relaxing drive into Cedar Key and pulled into our campsight.  This place is really neat, kinda reminds us of Grand Isle.  Just a small town right on the Gulf with real friendly locals.  The camp sites are kinda small but the people here are friendly.  The neighbors on our left played music for a while Wed. afternoon.  Really enjoyed having the windows open getting a nice cool breeze and listening to nice music.
Later we met up with Clarke and Elaine  (  We met them in Creede, CO then again in Santa Fe, NM.  We missed them last year in Texas but they were able to stop and stay at our (former) house for a while and see Thibodaux.
We walked into town and ate at Blue Desert Cafe.  Cindy had a caesar salad and I had a bowl of hearty bean soup with andouille, then we split an order of eggplant parmesan.  It was really good.
Yesterday we walked into town again with C&E and they showed us the town.
Today we had breakfast at Kona Joe's with C&E then Cindy and I walked into town and saw the local museum.  Very interesting history in Cedar Key.  At one time it was the major railroad/seaport for Florida on the Gulf Coast.  But as usually happened in the late 1800's and early 1900's before the communications we have today hurricanes wiped out the area a couple of times.  But the locals have persisted.  They even have an ordinance that prevents any chain stores or restaurants from opening in Cedar Key.  Apparently they don't want to lose the charm and end up like Destin.  Not a bad idea.
Today we walked over to a tiny bar next door to watch sunset which of course is really nice being on the Gulf.  We also met another couple Chris and Cherie whose blog I've been following       Cherie entertained us with fire-dancing!  Very impressive.  These are flaming chains!  Really neat. 
So far we are enjoying our first trip as fulltimers.  Getting into a daily routine of walking into town which is about 3-4 miles roundtrip.  We're also trying to eat a bit healthier.  Well that's it for today except for a few pictures.  Hope you enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. hi guys, sounds like all of you are having a great time. today we had almost as much rain as the first 6 months of 2012...

    between you and clarke i will have seen a thousand sunsets....ha

    glad things are going well