Blowin' in the wind... (Victory Ride)
......and so today Charlie says, "You wanna go for a ride?" And Junie says, "Sure!"
The answer to that, my friend, was 'Blowin' in the Wind' for awhile! :)
OK-OK- I being silly! :)
"So-what else is new and crude?" (as my daughter, Tam, would say!) Meaning ~It's to be expected that Mom is silly sometimes!
However, it was pretty windy riding as you can see!
On the way north I said, "Oh, I know where we can go!" Charles says, "The Waldo Flea market??" I said, "No- lets go to Cross Creek and have lunch at the Yearling Restaurant!"
I'm sure most are familiar with the Pulitzer prize winning novel, The Yearling, written in 1938 by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Go here!
And of course a movie was made of this wonderful story, too, in the mid 1940's. And another one more recently!
Here is something interesting to read ~ some history!
This place which Marjorie Rawlings found so fascinating, and where she chose to live and write her Novels, is north of us (about 15 miles). It is almost like taking a trip back into our Florida of the early 1930-40s, as this old farm place has been preserved and is now open for public view. We didn't tour the house-only the grounds- and I made a few pictures of the old North Florida look!
The old Florida Cracker house~
Gardens and grounds
and that blue Florida sky!~
Outhouse ~ notice the red rag, displayed to let folks know when it's in use! :)
And this...sure hope that's true!
After leaving the Rawlings house we went on just a few miles to The Yearling restaurant! We have been here a few times before and have found the food to be very good. This time mine was especially tasty...lol- tho we waited a full hour to get it served! I didn't mind that as it was an interesting place to be spending time! The building is an old house with rambling rooms and lots of antiques throughout! I don't know the history of the building so I will have to research it! (For my own Info)
Here we are waiting ... Oh! And this guy was playing some blues music to entertain guests! I had to get his picture- of course!
When the food finally came it had been well worth waiting for! :)
I had a shrimp sandwich on a great hoagie -type bun! Had never had a shrimp sandwich before and it was delicious! :) I turned down the Gator Tail appetizers on the menu! Although I'm a Florida Cracker type girl I can't bring myself to eat Gator Tail!
Another good one for the old farm folks!