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Friday, February 22, 2013

Homosassa ~ Home to Manatees & Roland V

Life on the Gulf!
Homosassa, Florida
A hop, skip and a jump from Leesburg and we arrived at Roland and Cindy Viens’ winter getaway rental home, here in Homosassa, on the Gulf side of Florida. We arrived just a few minutes past ten and Roland was waiting for us at the security gate. Now this is not a gated community, but the last two houses at the end of the street are gated. Real nice feeling of privacy. Roland and Cindy gave us a grand tour of the house. Like most of the late model houses here, they are built with flooding in mind. The first floor is finished in ceramic tile and furnished, but it is setup to easily move everything that is perishable to the second floor to avoid loss.
Cindy Preping the Salad!!
Roland took us down the village at a restaurant called Mac Rae’s' on the waterfront. It was one of those open air places with plenty of shade and a nice breeze coming from the Gulf. The temperature was in the mid eighties. We had scallops, and clams. Yummy! It was late afternoon before we made it back to the compound. Cindy offered us one of their three bedrooms. We elected to stay in the camper, but took advantage of the down stairs bathroom. I plugged the AC into the camper and we were fine for the night. Oh, I nearly forgot to mentioned the excellent Taco salad that Cindy prepared in the evening. We kept thinking how perfect the weather was  here and also thinking of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Boy did we miss the snow!Freezing
That is what we did and saw

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