La Quinta Inn & Suites Ocala
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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August 7th, Trip Day minus 1;
Well, after many months of preparation we leave on our summer adventure first thing tomorrow morning. Hopefully I can keep this blog interesting enough to get you all to keep coming back. As you'll quickly find out, Mary and I love food so this blog will more than likely gravitate to our food adventures. When my oldest daughter Heather was younger she actually nicknamed us the "Food Family". I'm sure we ...
Although we don't take off on our adventure for another week, today begins the official preparation. I checked my new camera for compatibility with my computer and looked into starting this blog. So far so good.
The idea for this trip started almost on a whim. My wife Mary and I decided, since we were now retired, we could go almost anywhere we wanted on a driving trip with only the most rudimentary schedule and all ...
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 ...
... tucked in because of the numerous Ticks (large nondescript brown and tiny brown).
ORV maintenance volunteers gave me directions to the back side of Doe Lake; spent two wonderful days here eating Bass with Bogie – a great spot. The Sandhill Crane population is large and their sounds remind me of ...
... and James Downing Price opened the Ormond Hotel on January 1, 1888. Henry Flagler bought the hotel in 1890 and expanded it to accommodate 600 guests. It would be one in a series of Gilded Age hotels catering to passengers aboard his Florida East Coast Railway, which had purchased the St. Johns & Halifax Railroad. Once a well-known landmark which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, the hotel was razed in 1992.
One of ...