Sunday, May 07, 2017

Visit to Ed and Linda's in Sebring, FL

Ed and Linda's new home in Sebring. They were ready for us with a full hookup RV site. Ed and Linda have really been working getting the house built and landscaping done....what a great spot!

Day Visit with Ernie and Ellie

Friends, Ernie and Ellie, drove down for the day from Melbourne, Fl. Went back for lunch a the Food Shack. Of course, Ned, was happy to good back to his favorite place.

left to right= Ernie, Linda, Jan, Ellie, Ned and Ted is the photographer.

Blowing Rock Preserve Hobe Sound, FL

 Blowing Rocks Preserve began in 1969, when far-sighted and generous residents of Jupiter Island donated 73 acres of their island to the Conservancy. Roughly rectangular, the preserve runs for one mile from north to south – and from the Atlantic Ocean on the east to the Indian River Lagoon on the west. Today the restored preserve reflects what South Florida barrier islands looked like a century ago. Visitors glimpse one of our state’s rarest surviving landscapes – an intact Florida dune habitat with beach sunflower, bay cedar, sea grape and sea oats.

The carefully restored habitats found here are disappearing fast from many Florida islands, and a number of endangered plants and animals call this special place home – including rare loggerhead, green and leatherback sea turtles

Dinning Out and About in the Jupiter, FL Area!

Dune Dog is a spot for hot dogs any way you can imagine them...
Very crowed with reasonable prices and a good spot for families..

Ted had a Rubin Dog with claim chowder....all very tasty!

One of the high spots was Ned's favorite place the "Food Shack"

Jan, Linda and Ned studying the menu...there is something different every day...  

Above and below examples of the Food Shacks dishes and bowls....

And then there is the Gelato!!

Visited several gelato places, but Matty's was our favorite...

Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

The Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization, dedicated to promoting an environmental awareness in people of all ages

A wide variety of animals can be seen on the Refuge. Shorebirds and seabirds flock to the Refuge beach.

Two of the visitors to Refuge beach. Jan and Ted enjoying the great views and weather....

The walk down was easier than the walk up from the beach located right at the Wildlife Center.

Heading to Jupiter, FL and Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Heading down the FL tollway in April on our way to meet friends at Hobe Sound near Jupiter.

Jupiter Lighthouse

Entrance to Jonathan Dickinson State Park....

Our spot #38 PG at Jonathan Dickinson SP....full hookup. 

Loxahatchee River

Lake Worth Creek Aquatic Preserve

Fire watch tower in State Park

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Dinner at Swampy's in Dunnellon with our TN Kayaking Friends

It is the "Magnificent Seven"! This is the 3rd annual get together with our friends who travel each Spring Break from Kingsport, TN to Florida for kayaking. From our area, where they kayaked the Rainbow River, they are heading south to the Fort Meyers area. Left around the circle is Ted, Jan, Lucy(Kari's husband, Curtis', Mom), Melinda, Paul, Mike and Louise.  

Tarpon Springs and the Sponge Docks

During our camping trip to Port Richey with Jean and Gerry, we did a day trip visiting Tarpon Springs and the Sponge Dock area.

The Sponge Industry helped build a Greek Community that is now famous not only for the world's finest sponges, but for some of the finest Greek Restaurants, Markets, and Bakeries in the Country.

We had a fun time in the spice shop checking out all the interesting "hot" things!

Anyone want an octopus hat??

The main street has world famous Greek restaurants, gift shops and bakeries.

Greek Bakerey...

All the activities are right on the waterfront.....

There were bikes throughout the area decorated with flowers...

We opted for seafood instead of Greek food....

We all enjoyed our meal at Rusty Bellies located on the Anclote River.