More about John Travolta
This is a funny little personal story that I would like to share...
Although I try to pretend that I am not the type to become 'star-struck',
I must admit our whole family become real excited
with the news a few years back of John Travolta's plans to build a house here!
For a while I just didn't believe it! The thought of a 'movie star'
building a house in Anthony just filled me with giggles!
It's not that I don't think Anthony is a wonderful place to live...
it is! It's the best! But that's for a country girl like me!
This is John Travolta!
I wondered what a movie star would find to like about this country setting.
Would John Travolta be interested in the wildflowers of spring -
the wild phlox, in shades of pink, lavender and white that cover
roadsides and meadows? (and which so overwhelm me with their beauty!)
Would he like the board fences of the huge horse and cattle farms;
set among the gently rolling hills?
Would he find it an adventure, as I do , to explore the small
and charming towns of our north/central Florida?
Would he seek the sunsets across the lakes, as I love to do?
I thought of all these things as news of this plan kept surfacing!
In time, we began to see signs of change at the property
just 2 miles from our place in Anthony;
the property including the air strip that had attracted the attention of
In the early stages, this property was open and people were able to drive in and ride around the acres of mostly uncleared land. Once my husband and I drove around in there-just to see what was going on. I expected - not a lot- and that was about right, too!
It seemed the properties were not selling so fast! I thought,"Not that much demand for access to an air strip in our little community of Anthony." We had read that only people who owned planes would be able to buy and build homes there!
We DID see that one thing of interest had been built. It appeared to be a sort of clubhouse...or rec center! (I thought!) It was interesting- with the look of a small airport terminal! We were able to drive right up to a fence that surrounded this building. We saw nothing to identify this building and we saw no people around ! We left, still perplexed...wondering ..."Why build such an elaborate building for a recreation center or, whatever it was, when no homes had yet been built!
Soon after this, a booth was built at the main entrance of these properties, beautifully, but not extravagantly, landscaped. A sign was erected! Not a showy entrance, at all!
Sometime later my husband and I had to laugh at our innocence or maybe , our ignorance, after seeing the Travolta home featured in a magazine!
What we had seen on the ride through the properties that day had not been some kind of recreation building at all!
It was the Travolta home, built to look like a small airport terminal.
Sometimes when my husband and I ride out in the country to catch the sunset, I wonder if John Travolta is seeing it from the observation deck of his home on the air strip in Anthony!
I hope he is!
...And I hope he notices these too!