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Trip Start Jan 22, 2012
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Ocala RV Resort

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

On Saturday John, Sandra, Jeff and I parted company, for them to return home and for us to head back north to our girls in Ocala.  We are back at the campground where we stayed when we first came to Florida 3 weeks ago.  This time they've put us on a larger site so that we didn't have to unhook the tow dolly.  We'll be here 4 nights and will be saved having to rehook that when we load the car up on Wednesday.  Every little bit helps!

Sunday we picked the girls up and started out on our annual trip to the town of Micanopy.  Kristy took us there several years ago and ever since we can't visit Ocala without spending a day in Micanopy, about an hour north.  It is Jeff's favorite place; there is an old southern home with porches all the way around and rocking chairs on the porches that he loves.  Each year on the way  Jeff says if the house is for sale he's going to buy it and we'll live in Micanopy, happily ever after.  We're safe until next year; the house wasn't for sale!  Micanopy is a typical, sleepy 1940's southern town with the spanish moss hanging from the trees and it doesn't appear to have been touched by modern civilization.  The one little main street has been taken over by antique shops and a few artists.  Just a neat place to spend an afternoon, getting away from the hustle and bustle.  One interesting fact about Micanopy is that this is the place where the movie "Doc Hollywood" with Michael J. Fox was filmed in 1991.  That's the only claim to fame.  If you didn't know where Micanopy was you'd miss it on the way up interstate 75.

While Kim, Kristy and I checked out the shops Jeff wandered over to the Episcopal church (of course!), spoke to a few parishioners and took some pictures.  This is the story he got:  Back in the 1840's an Episcopal Curch was established in Micanopy but in 1910 it was closed down and the building was torn down.  In the 1920's the Presbyterians built a church in town and worshipped there until the mid 1960's when their services stopped.  Then the Episcopalians moved back into town and purchased the Presbyterian Church where they have been going strong ever since.  As you can see by looking at the pictures, not much has changed since the Presbyterians built it, (other than the red doors).  The Episcopalians may get down but never out!
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Janet on

Where is the organ?????

John Carney on

All you need is the organ and Mary Poppins

Kathleen Brennen on

I'm now all caught up on your travels - looks like you are having a grand time! Thanks for sharing... and keep us in mind for a visit if you start heading West.

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