We are currently back at Suncoast Designers In Hudson, FL having a couple of our recently repaired windows redone. There’s not a lot to do while we wait so it seemed a good time to recap February and the rest of our time in Crystal River.
Our time at Lake Rousseau RV Park in Crystal River is over. The park is right on the lake and while we were there, Rick caught several fish. Early in the winter, he invested in both a fresh and salt water out-of-state annual license. It was a good investment. It was cheap entertainment for him over the winter and some good eating :) When he wasn’t being entertained by fish, we were both entertained by our park mascot :) His/her most popular landing site was on top of any vehicle :)
We even found a job we could apply to do in our spare time but I don’t think we’d qualify :) We think our friend Tricia would be perfect for it :)
We had few sunny days in February but we tried to take advantage when we did. One day we were lucky enough to paddle the beautiful Rainbow River with Nancy and Bill, Dan and Tricia, Gin and Syl and Dot and Charlie.
What a beautiful place! Crystal clear water; absolutely breathtaking!
The next day, most of us met up at the Cedar Key RV Resort for a quick picnic lunch and then we all headed into Cedar Key proper for a nice bike ride.
Another day, Rick and I paddled the Crystal River to see all the Manatees. It was a beautiful day and it brought a lot of people out on the water. Even so, we managed to spend 4 hours out there just paddling around enjoying ourselves :) I do need to clarify that it was mostly Rick who was paddling around :) I was enjoying the ride…and taking pictures :)
The month ended on a wonderful note with a great visit from my sister Sheila and BIL, Vern. We didn’t do much exciting (rainy, cloudy, chilly weather again) but we sure enjoyed some good conversation, some good food and even a little good wine :)
Once we moved to Hudson over the weekend, we took in the Florida Strawberry Festival with Ronnie and Cynthia. This is an annual event in Plant City and it’s absolutely crazy! It is so popular that I’m pretty sure the entire state of Florida showed up for it last Sunday! :) We never even got into the main festival grounds. Traffic was unbelievable! We did, however, make it to Parksdale Farm Market, the largest family run strawberry and citrus market in the state of Florida. Their shortcakes are world famous and their strawberry shakes were voted America’s best milkshake by the Food Network! :)
This was the line to get in the door :)
Once we made it close :)
It was a great way to spend a Sunday and when we left, we no longer needed another meal that day :)
We finished up our window repairs this afternoon and will be headed to Cedar Key in the morning. We plan to spend a couple weeks visiting friends there before moving onto the Panhandle.
Thanks for stopping by.