November 9 – Jacksonville FL to Sarasota

Today’s 300 mile drive was the least interesting on this trip … although there was a beautiful sunrise.

While most people think of horse farms with white fencing, it is far more typically to be black of dark brown … particularly major horse country such as Louisville KY and Ocala FL


We had a one tense moment having to swerve around parts of a blown-out and shredded truck tire

Someone was having a bad day!

Coming back from retrieving my gas receipt at a Flying J in Dade City, FL

Within half-mile of exiting I-75, the US and Canadian Flags at the entrance to Sun N Fun (recently renamed Sun Opportunities Sarasota) less than a mile away signaled the end of our journey.

We’d heard that three fountains had been installed in Sun N Fun’s Lake Ibis, where we sail and race our Radio-controlled boats

Arriving at what had been a mostly grass and sand site with a small concrete “patio” pad we now saw our new “ELITE” site.  However, pictures of its evolution had been sent to use my friends.

Missing is a shed (similar to the one on our neighbor’s site), complete with power,

where we can store our bikes, patio furniture, grill and other items even when not in Sarasota.

We’re really looking forward to this coming winter on our improved site and with the COVID restrictions and cancellations on activities lifted.

Dinner this evening with Debbie’s brother, Dick, and wife, Kate, at Glory Days.

Later I went down to Lake Ibis to photograph the new fountain at night.




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