Monthly Archives: March 2013

March 18, 2013 – Warm Springs – Roosevelt’s Little White House

First thing this morning, we stopped in at the Visitor’s Center in Pine Mountain just a mile from our campground.  The town was originally incorporated in 1882 as Chipley, named after W.D. Chipley, a partner in the promotion of the … Continue reading

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March 17, 2013 – The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

We drove south to Columbus, GA to meet Lynn and Frank Fowler, friends we met in Naples the past two years.  After a tour of their home, we took Frank’s car and drove to the National Infantry Museum and Soldier … Continue reading

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March 16, 2013 – Leaving Florida

The drive from Lake City to the Florida/Georgia line was again nothing remarkable although the Interstate was generally bordered by natural vegetation.  We also spotted the first fire tower we’d seen on this trip.  However, once we reached   the … Continue reading

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March 15, 2013 – Beginning Our Trek North

Our 200 mile drive north from Bradenton to Lake City was like other travels along Florida’s I-75, pretty boring.  We did see what is the largest Confederate flag we’ve seen anywhere at the intersection of I-75 and I-4 just east … Continue reading

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March 14, 2013 – Sandy & Jeff and Sue and Bob

We spent most of the day around our coach, punctuated by a bike trip to Wal-Mart for some needed grocery items. This afternoon, Sue and Bob Goodrich flew in to Tampa to spend a week with her sister, Sandy, and … Continue reading

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March 13, 2013 – The Red Barn, Sarasota, FL

Our destination was the Red Barn Flea and Farmer’s Market about which Debbie had heard good things and, while I’d never been particularly patient at such places, I was looking forward to going. This place was huge and it took … Continue reading

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March 12, 2013 – A Wet Morning

The heavens opened up shortly before we got up this morning.  So, we hunkered down with some coffee and television to wait out the rain … which Florida desperately needs!   When the weather improved, we got together with Ken … Continue reading

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March 10, 2013 – Leaving Naples

Debbie awoke to an unusually beautiful sunrise because of daylight savings.   Our last breakfast at the clubhouse … French Toast, one of our favorites, bacon and sausages We left for the 130 mile trip to Bradenton, nearly all of … Continue reading

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March 11, 2013 – Visiting with Dick and Kate

This afternoon we met with Debbie’s brother, Dick, and wife, Kate, and saw the new home on which they’ll be closing in mid-April.  It’s a bright, one-floor, open-plan in which the builder has included an incredible number of amenities as … Continue reading

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March 9, 2013 – Our Last Day in Naples

After breakfast we began getting ready to depart tomorrow.  While Debbie did some laundry and cleaned the inside of our coach, I packed up removed the tire covers, stored our tables, grill, chairs, etc. After lunch, we once again headed … Continue reading

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