Monthly Archives: March 2010

March 11, 2010 – Westward Ho!

I had meant to mention that yesterday was the first time we’d been able to wear shorts due to the below-normal temperatures.  After a truly torrential, nine-hour downpour, punctuated by some severe thunderstorms and high winds, the weather abated and … Continue reading

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March 10, 2010 – Still Having A Great Time at Manatee Springs

We awoke to a beautiful, and for a change, warm, morning and were soon greeted by three grazing deer who were not at all intimidated by humans in close proximity.   We took a walk on one of the many … Continue reading

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March 9, 2010 – Manatee Springs State Park

Just after leaving Bradenton, we had two minor electrical failures.  Ultimately, after an hour of trial and error, we discovered a 20 amp fuse had blown.  Unfortunately, we had only 5, 10, 15, 25 and 30 amp fuses.  But only … Continue reading

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March 8, 2010 – Sandy and Geoff Fitts

We spent our last day in the Bradenton/Sarasota area with Sandy (Dick’s cousin … and like a second sister while they were growing up) and her husband Geoff Fit We spent our last day in the Bradenton/Sarasota area with Sandy … Continue reading

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March 7, 2010 – Myakka River State Park

We spent a terrific day with Dick and Kate touring Myakka River State Park’s 58 sq. mi. of wetlands, prairies, hammocks and pinelands.  On one of two shallow lakes we took a large airboat and got a close up look … Continue reading

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March 6, 2010 – Anna Marie Island

We spent another enjoyable day with Dick and Kate beginning with lunch at the Rod & Reel Pier Restaurant at Anna Maria Island, a barrier island on the Gulf, south of St. Pete.  The views of Tampa Bay were fantastic … Continue reading

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March 5, 2010 – Frost to the 60s

As forecast, we awoke to a layer of frost on our car and RV.     However, as the sun rose, so did the temperatures.  We went for a walk and discovered a beautiful nature trail along a pristine river abutting … Continue reading

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March 4, 2010 – We Can’t Seem to Escape the Cold Weather

We awoke to more unseasonably cool temperatures, but were hopeful that as we continued south it would get warmer.  While the skies were again crystal clear, our campground in Silver Springs, FL (just east of Ocala) was a far from … Continue reading

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March 3, 2010 – Made it to Florida

After five days in Hilton Head, we headed for Jacksonville, Florida, looking for warmer weather.  Our non-stop trip through a still-cool Georgia would have made General Sherman proud.  Along the highway, however, we began to see serious signs of Spring … Continue reading

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March 2, 2010 – Rain!

We’d planned on leaving for Jacksonville today.  However, the rain began just as we were getting up and when we looked at the radar maps on the Weather Channel and saw nothing but bands of heavy rain forecast along I-95 … Continue reading

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