Date of Stay: Sunday November 6, 2016 – Monday May 1, 2017 (6 months)
Rate: Our Lot 75
Website: Cedar Key RV Resort
11980 SW Shiloh Road
Cedar Key, FL 32625
Activities: We knew we wanted to have a low key winter here so we didn’t socialize at the clubhouse much. Martha and Lee took over as managers during the summer and have done a great job. The park is home to us. Here’s a few highlites of the winter with a few photos.
November: I cleaned up Pelican Place with Dan’s pressure washer. It had flooded a couple of times during the summer so it was quite nasty. Shelley and Bob arrived and we enjoyed time with them at the clubhouse. A little different atmosphere here but we will enjoy the peace.
December: Dan and Tricia got married at Pelican Place!! It was very informal with just them, us, John (who was the officiant) and Angie. Gin developed the worse case of bronchitis just before Christmas. Tricia’s Dad developed internal bleeding so T&D went to NC.
Together for 8 years… real commitment
Pontoon boat ride at Homosassa Springs
Wood ducks are so pretty
Syl at the VC Entrance Gin at the Underwater Observatory
Gray fox and Red fox napping
Lu the hippopotamus Florida panther
Wild heron nesting Hawk Great Horned Owl
Pelican with chicks Flamingos like to pose
Sandhill Crane Wood Storks look odd resting on their knees
White Pelican Roseate Spoonbill Egret
Great Blue Heron Nancy shoots a Wood Stork Pelican with chicks
February: John and Marcella’s nice landscaping was damaged by someone backing into the site across from theirs. The MH hooked the big rock and dragged it across the sidewalk and gravel digging into the dirt. Gin and I joined D&T for a day in Gainesville after spending the morning walking the La Chua Trail at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. M&V had a shed delivered and so did we. Dan and I put the old one on his trailer and took it to the storage area for Lee and Martha. Barnhill Landscapes did some more gravel work for us and put in a couple of big sabal palms. I redid the other plants hopefully for the last time. Bruce and Laura came for a week. We all rented a pontoon boat at Treasure Camp and went up the Suwannee River to Manatee Springs State Park for a lunchtime picnic on a beautiful day.
Boardwalk at Alachua Sink Gin and a gator on the trail
Lots of big alligators!
Egret Flock of Sandhill Cranes
Wild buffalo and wild horses all at Paynes Prairie
All aboard! We’re heading out!
Tricia and Vel enjoy the front Dan, Gin, Maggie, Bruce and Laura enjoy the shade
Docked at Manatee Springs
Headwater is 72* Gin and Tricia enjoy the view
March: I redid all the landscape edging using drainage pipe that Gin had cut down the middle. It was about 260’ but it sure looks better. Dan and Tricia left early in the month to welcome their first grandchild (Bennett) into the world! Sure is quiet back here but they sure are happy in NC. Gin stayed busy building a nice work bench and shelves in her shed (Gin’s Den). Vel and Maggie’s friends Barb and Jeff came down from Nebraska for a few days to check out Cedar Key. We joined them for a meal and a ride on the Tidewater Tours boat around the islands. We saw bottle nosed dolphins “playing” in the water. I wish I had my camera because it was “Spring time” playing.
Entry from the road Pathway from patio to Pelican Place
Pelican Place is such a nice little get away
Our two new sabal palms
April: Kathy, one of Maggie and Vel’s friends from Lincoln, came down for a weekend visit. We enjoyed meeting her and introducing her to Cedar Key. Dan and Tricia came back down around the middle of the month. We all got together for the end of season outings and we packed our shed full of stuff. The pool was a welcomed relief in the afternoons.
From the roof of our MH