On the Road with the Princess and the Frog

Follow our full-time RV travels with the two of us and three dachshunds.

It’s been a couple of weeks since our last post, but they have been pretty busy as we have continued to explore the area around Sunshine Village and the big city of Webster, not to mention enjoying Sundae Night and our weekly Bingo Game here at the resort (We haven’t “Bingo-ed” yet, but we’ve come close!). Connie has even been asked to help plan and play the piano for a Ladies’ Tea coming up in March. We actually had to purchase a portable keyboard so she could prepare for the event. Should be a lot of fun. BTW, we still haven’t been to the Webster Flea Market other than for a quick look a couple of Mondays ago.

Have you ever seen a “muster” of peacocks? Yes, that’s what you call a flock of peacocks, and we have quite a muster living down (and in) the road from our RV resort. We must be careful not to hit them when we drive by. Try as she may, Connie has not yet persuaded one of the males to display his beautiful tail feathers for her. Hope springs eternal.

I’m afraid we are going to exceed our fuel budget this month driving around checking out the sights. There are some beautiful as well as very interesting houses here in central Florida. These are just a couple of examples in the city of Clermont. I’ll leave it up to you to determine which is beautiful and which is very interesting. Here’s a clue, the cannon, train, and fire truck all belong to the same house.

Since we are only an hour from the Gulf Coast, we thought we’d drive over one day and let the doggies play on the beach. Our destination was Pine Island Beach Park, but when we arrived, we discovered that dogs were not allowed. I kept the pooches company in the Jeep while Connie explored the beach and its inhabitants, of which there were many. Nice place.

Connie’s birthday was Friday, February 9, so we celebrated with a trip to the Croom Wildlife Management Area, a part of the Withlacoochee State Forest, to do a little off-road exploring. This area is named for the river that runs through it, the Withlacoochee, which is Creek for “little big water.” It was a beautiful drive, except for the fact that we ran into a dead end and had to retrace our trail to get out. On the way back to our motorhome, we passed the largest Confederate flag we’ve ever seen as well as a marshmallow farm.

I’ve never been on an airboat and never held an alligator, that is, until a little over a week ago when our daughter and her two boys met us at Tom and Jerry’s Airboat Rides on Lake Panasoffkee. I think the pictures speak for themselves. If you’ve never been on an airboat, put it on your bucket list, and be sure to grab a bite to eat at the Ramshackle Cafe in Leesburg.

Finally, for this edition, we’ll share some photos of our visit to Chinsegut Hill Manor House just north of Brooksville, Florida. Built in the middle 1800’s, the Manor House sits on the highest hill in Hernando County and was the centerpiece of a 2000+ acre plantation. It was a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours on a beautiful day.

Well, that will have to do for this post. Connie and I hope you’ve enjoyed sharing our journey so far. Hopefully we’ll have much more to share in the weeks and months to come. Until next time . . .

. . . blessings from

The Princess and the Frog

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