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... up to her name this trip.
If all goes well we will arrive in New Orleans tomorrow afternoon and plan to be having dinner at Emeril's. While I have been to New Orleans several times, all but one visit has been for business. I'm looking forward to seeing more of the town, outside hotel meeting rooms and the obvious places that cater to mainly out of town business people.
Stay tuned and come back soon.
Angelo and Mary.
... which I've only seen from the air, Mt. Rushmore, which neither of us has seen, Chicago to visit the kids and grandkids for Labor Day, Nashville, the home of Mary's favorite music and finally back home. Our friends look at us and hope we come back still married but Mary and I look at this as a trip of a lifetime. We start on the road from The Villages to New Orleans on September 8th, check back then to travel along with ...
For our main day in Ocala, the horse capital of the world (of which we spent an entire day in and saw a grand total of 2 horses) we made the trek out into the forest and decided to find somewhere to go canoeing. We first wound up in juniper springs, but the canoe run was supposedly over 5 hours long and with the alligator waters, you couldn't leave the boat to swim ...
... kayaks, it is much more difficult for us to get around in a canoe, but we did ok and saw some birds. not as many as we did when we just walked around the park. bald eagle, ospry, great blue heron, great american egret, king fisher. there also was a fishing pier. it was about a half hour south of st. augustine and onced you canoed in the river and walked on the trails, it was done. we did not walk on trails because there were lots of ticks there. it was a good place ...
... But that was just an amazing trip.
The ramp to lower the boat on Silver Springs River is very close to Ocala, about 7 miles (11 KM). From there we were going slowly with the boat through a jungle like river, and it really felt like we were in the Amazon. Silver Springs is the site of one of the largest artesian spring formations in the world, producing nearly 550 million gallons of crystal-clear water daily. ...