Several days ago was our three month anniversary of embarking on full time RV living! We celebrated with a road trip. This was just a day trip. It was part sight seeing and part fact finding mission. We're in the process of thinking ahead to where we will go from here at the end of the month when it's finally time to boogie on out of Brooksville Florida. We've had a lot of ideas floating in and out of our heads about that. One thing we know we want is beach time. Warm beach time. Relaxing beach time without a lot of other sightseeing. Inexpensive beach time.
We will have a month or so to travel before arriving in Indy in early May. Originally we had planned to slowly go up the east coast till we hit DC and then head over to Indy from then. But that was when we were planning on being out of here by the first of March. Now with not enough time to see all the sights that we would have wanted to see along that route and us really craving the WARM beach time, we ditched that plan. Our thoughts now are to travel around more in Florida and then head up north towards the end of the month.
One spot in Florida we were interested in camping at was Cedar Key. We've heard so much about it as being a fantastically relaxing spot with fabulous sunsets (something we miss from Tucson). It's about an hour and 45 minutes north of here so we decided to drive up one day and scope it out.
We took Karin's parents along for the ride. Along the way we stopped in Homosassa Springs to see the incredibly quirky, Florida kitschy Monkey Island. It's a teeny tiny little island inhabited solely by monkeys. Uh huh you read that right! You drive through a slice of old Florida to what feels like another world. When you get to the end of the road you arrive at one of the many channels snaking their way in from the Gulf of Mexico. And sitting out in that channel is the charming Monkey Island. It's kinda cheesy, but hey it's free to come see! There is a bar/dining establishment on the water's edge that you can view the monkeys from. If you aren't hungry/thirsty you can just walk out on the docks to spy on the primates. Bring your binoculars if you want to see them better. You can also take lunch/dinner cruises to see more of the waterways as well as getting a closer look at the monkeys.
|Tiny Monkey Island|
|A closer look|
|Do you see the monkeys?|
|In case you wondered, the monkeys are not enclosed in any way. The water is the only barrier.|
|Do you see the MONKEY???|
|Tiny little Cedar Key|
|Reminds me of Waterworld|
|Or maybe Birdworld!|
|Any day with sand between your toes is a good day. :)|
|Nice dining view!|
|My lunch had legs|
We have lots of projects going on back at the campground right now. More on them later. We aren't bored, that's for sure. :)