During our January 2019 trip to Cedar Key, we camped for the first time at Shell Mound, a Levy County park. While the campground is 12 miles from downtown Cedar Key, it’s an easy drive into town, and the campground views of the salt marsh and Gulf of Mexico are gorgeous. From the campground there […]
One doesn’t just happen upon Cedar Key. This place is pretty isolated, which is just one of the reasons it is so very special. If you are looking for a taste of Old Florida , this just might be the place you find it.
“It is necessary to leave the impersonal highway, to step inside the rusty gate and close it behind. One is now inside the orange grove, out of one world and mysteriously in the heart of another. And after long years of spiritual homelessness, of nostalgia, here is that mystic loveliness of childhood again.” — Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Cross Creek, 1942)
Taking a little break from blogging our great western road trip, the next few posts will focus on our January road trip to Florida. Over the course of two weeks, we saw fresh and salt water in colors from black as oil to aqua blue to crystal clear, experienced ecosystems and wild creatures unlike any we’ve seen before, ate a variety of delicious regional foods, had a serendipitous meeting in St. Pete, visited the homes and final resting places of some of our favorite authors, and spent a surprising amount of time shivering from the cool weather.