Farewell to Tarpon Springs
Trip Start Feb 19, 2010
12Trip End Mar 21, 2010
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The Pinellas Trail starts here in Tarpon Springs and is a paved trail that goes about 40 miles down to St Petersburg. It is a superb trail for biking and at crossroads the car drivers are very courteous, giving you the right of way. It is very flat of course, so that made it easier for me, as hills are still really tough on me. We stopped and started along the trail as we geocached along the way. As before, it turned out that we saw some very interesting sights that we would have otherwise missed. A few of the caches we just could not find, so we had to give up and keep on going.
Last night we went to Momma Maria's Restaurant on the main street and Momma is still cooking in the kitchen in this Greek family run restaurant
Our friend whose vacation home we are staying in has family here, and we were invited over for afternoon tea/coffee. On arrival what a lovely spread of homemade Greek desserts, coffee and tea. We had a really nice visit and came away with a couple of boxes of grapefruit from their trees in the back yard
Saturday we went into the Fine Arts Festival in town, it was a huge gathering of local artists. We spent time strolling around admiring all the jewellery, paitings and other assorted works of art. Another gem of a park in Tarpon Springs.
Last night Jon was feeling better so back into town for one last Greek meal. It’s going to be hard getting back into cooking every day. So now today, Sunday, March 27 we are heading north on our way home. We do not have reservations at any campsites so we will just see how it goes, probably taking 4 days or so and not rushing. We stayed at O’Leno State Park in Florida, a lovely park that was actual camping, not RV parking. One of the tributaries of the Suwanne River runs through the park, and suddenly disappears only to re-emerge about 4 miles away, so we walked a trail to see where this occurs. Definitely a place worth coming back to for a longer stay and a park that we would definitely recommend. Now tonight we are at a KOA in Forsyth Georgia. This spot is right on the highway and you could hear the traffic all night, but it was handy, and only one night. Chatted with our neighbours, who are also heading home to Ontario and they gave us a recommendation for the next nights stop. Who knows where will get to tomorrow. Ciao for now.