|Great Blue Heron|
I’ve been checking out the area and if you’ve never experienced the Real Florida this is about as close as it gets. The town is surrounded by lakes covered with lily pads, lush landscapes, cypress trees draped with Spanish moss, cattle farms and horse ranches with there 4 board wood fences. Rich green pastures and an air-boat in every yard.
Just down the street from where I’m staying along the Withlacoochee River is one of many fishing camps called Riverside Lodge & Rv Resort. I had to stop by and take a picture of their signage out front. An orange painted trailer with a man sitting in a canoe fishing on top of the trailer. It is one of the best advertisements I’ve ever seen. The owners son came out and gave me a tour of the place on his gulf cart.
They’ve got lots of old and newer deluxe cabins, about 14 Rv sites right on the Withlacoochee River, with a couple small gators on the banks of the river near their boat dock, and they even have 4 platforms for tenters on an island. What a cool place. Nice to meet locals from the area. A tad overpriced for their campsites, (unless you have Passport America) but still a fun place to check out.
Along hwy 44 east of Inverness:
Had lunch at a local place called the Fish House and had a fish sandwich. The mild white fish was lightly blackened and covered over half the plate. Hardly saw the sub roll it was sitting on. They do special dinners once a week and you have to make reservations for the special of the evening. Only one dish is served and they are always packed. This week it was a complete Turkey dinner. Why not? No reason to wait all year to have a good turkey dinner.
|Molly McGee's dining room|
Checked out their local flea market which was a total disappointment, but we’re hitting the heat of the summer and they may be slowing down during the summer months.
and you know there are more pictures at: my Picasa site.