Tuesday February 16, 2016
The morning started off with the Manager’s Coffee, which is a get together with the Manager of Blueberry Hill and he brings you up to date on all of the things going on in the Resort. New cable channels, Bushnell news, etc.
Then off to play shuffleboard. Neither one of us won, but at least Cliff got his quarter back. I have yet to get my quarter back, which means I am one of the lowest 5 scorers. Oh well, it is all fun.
The day is so pretty, we decided to try River Ratz for lunch. An outdoor cafe on the Withlacoochee River in Nobleton, FL. They are not open on Monday and Tuesday.
Plan B – Drive through the Florida National Cemetery. Over 120,000 interments. It is within the Withlacoochee State Forest in Bushnell, Florida.It is absolutely beautiful. There are committal shelters throughout the cemetery.It is a very large National Cemetery. Wonderful place. Continue reading
Sunday February 14, 2016
Day tripping – Beautiful day and no Resort activities, so we decided to explore a couple of state parks close by.
We headed east to Lake Griffin State Park in Fruitland Park, Florida.
They have the 2nd largest Live Oak tree in the State of Florida and it is believed to be 300-500 years old. It was big.
The live oaks are beautiful.
A lot of fishing going on at the head of the 1,000 foot canal leading to Dead River, which empties into Lake Griffin. Only 40 campsites available in this State Park.
Then we headed west to Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon, Florida. This was 42 miles from Lake Griffin.This is a beautiful park. Flowers blooming everywhere.
The water is crystal clear. Rainbow Springs is the 4th largest spring in Florida. People were swimming, kayaking and canoeing.
Then we had to get back home to get ready for the Valentine’s Day Dance at Blueberry Hill.
And there was a lot of line dancing going on. Pure Country Gold was the band for the dance. The band was pretty good and everyone had a great time. We met a couple from Savannah, TN and another couple from northern Mississippi.
What a great day.
It has been a while since our going away party in Nashville, but we got the pictures. You should be able to see them from the link below. If not, send me a message and I will forward you the link in an email.
Thank you so much to Karen Jones for taking all the photos and sharing them. You are the best.
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