We've been incredibly busy since the last post and I am quite sure that I will leave something out of the list of things we have done! We have had a birthday party (Maggie!), held a celebration of life for our friend Marty, kayaked the Rainbow with friends, biked in Cedar Key to check on the owls and eagle, and have participated in a bunch of activities at the park. Dan has also put new tires on the rig, gotten new bearings pressed, and installed a hydraulic thing-a-ma-jiggy!
For Maggie's birthday, a group of us went to "The Freezer" in Homosassa for a late lunch. The place has gotten great reviews and is a hit with the locals. The place was packed when we got there and the crowds never really thinned out. The menu is not expansive but the food is yummy. I managed to eat over a pound of steamed shrimp all by myself! ;-) And a few garlic butter chicken wings that were wonderful. After lunch, we hit a few geocaches in the area. That night, back at the clubhouse, we had cake and ice cream.
|Happy Birthday Maggie!|
|She loved her cake!|
We also had a group of friends get together for a celebration of life for our friend Marty. Marty passed away in September and her presence is missed at the park.
|Dot, Cliff, Connie, Tammy, Maggie, Syl, Rod|
Tricia, Dan, Gin (Vel was taking the picture; not sure how we missed Charlie!)
|Getting the pizzas ready to grill|
|Dot and Rod enjoying pizza; Gin acting silly!|
We all had wine corks and one by one, threw them in the fire and shared a special memory of Marty. We know that she was smiling down on us.
We joined our friends Nancy and Bill and Gail and Rick for a paddle on the Rainbow River. Gin, Syl, Dan and I packed lunches and headed over to Rainbow Springs State Park. The weather was absolutely perfect! We ate lunch at Nancy and Bill's campsite and then enjoyed paddling (or motoring!) the river. It was great catching up with everyone.
The next day, Nancy and Bill and Gail and Rick came to Cedar Key for a bike ride. We enjoyed eating lunch at Pelican Place (our patio area!).
|Smiles and laughter at Pelican Place|
|Taking in the sights|
|Papa Owl close by.....watching the nest|
|Mama Owl - we think there are two owlets|
|Wow - the baby eagles have gotten so big!|
We pedaled out to the airport and actually saw a plane land. We then started our way back to the marina....taking in the sites along the way.
|Pier on the left; the old Honeymoon Cottage on the right|
Plenty of people were fishing and Bill and Rick got some pointers from the fishermen. Gin was having fun with the pelicans.
We have six more weeks left before we hit the road again. Hitch itch has not yet set in since we are staying so busy but I know that those six weeks will fly by.