Friday, October 30, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
On our first trip to Cedar Key (from Fort Lauderdale) in 1988, this was a two-story building housing a restaurant known as The Captain's Table.
As years went by, The Captain's Table disappeared to be reincarnated as the Rusty Rim (restaurant - 2nd floor) and Coconuts (bar - 1st floor).
We've eaten at The Captain's Table and at Rusty Rim on several occasions and it was always fun to sit and look out over the Gulf of Mexico. Many people took advantage of the pier or dock off the end of the building as we did. There is something special about sipping frozen margaritas while watching the sun go down.
About a year and a half ago, the Rusty Rim/Coconuts caught fire. The top half of the building was severely damaged and it sat vacant for some time. Then, on one trip to Cedar Key we noticed folks cleaning up the mess and we thought it was being renovated.
That obviously was not the case. The entire 2nd floor is gone. What will happen next is anyone's guess but I'm hoping it will continue in some fashion as a bar/restaurant on the dock at Cedar Key.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Fall colors in central Florida cannot begin to compete with the glorious explosions of beauty in the northern climes, but unlike south Florida, we do experience a slight change of seasons. This morning was 57 degrees and the humidity was low. And we do get some colored leaves. It's a nice change after a long, hot summer.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Those of you who have followed our blog on The Villages, Florida, know that this sinking ship was placed in Lake Sumter at the time it was built (less than 10 years ago) as a decoration and point of interest. It's been sinking ever since, bit by bit. Every once in awhile it sinks a little too much and is bailed out and restored to its less-sinking previous position. To see it you must visit Lake Sumter Landing's downtown in The Villages. As you can see, it is again seriously sinking. I hope it will soon be brought back up whereby it can be sinking but not drowning.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Sunday, October 11, 2015
This last shot was taken by Lois Anne at the beach at Ormond Beach. Ormond Beach is a city located several miles north of Daytona Beach on the Atlantic coast of Florida.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
This is a tale of two totem poles that have relatively recently found their way onto the Dock at Cedar Key. No one knows where they came from or what they're doing here or what they want. They have, however, informed us of their names and demand to be addressed in the proper manner: Mr. Totem Pole with Hanging Light, and Mr. Totem Pole with Head Light.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Brownwood, the 3rd and newest of the hometowns in the Villages, is designed around a "western" theme. I've always thought the Brownwood hometown square resembled a rodeo arena. There are several entrances to the square - this is the main or at least the most elaborate one.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Cows are very curious creatures; sometimes they're very skittish.
This quartet noticed I had stopped my bicycle and was pointing a small metal object at them and decided to hoof it across the pasture to find out what was going on.
I don't think they were very impressed.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Saturday, October 3, 2015
After 70 years, the Marion Theater in downtown Ocala, is still in business. It has been through some difficult times, but has survived by virtue of the goodwill and financial blessings of people in the community. Today it is showing "Hotel Transylvania 2" and "The Intern." It's the place to go if you're tired of "multiplexes" in "megaplexes."