Making ‘A-Loop’

So I’m not quite done with work yet, but my last official day is Dec 1 – until that time (or for the past few weeks) but I’ve been practicing “work without a schedule,’ it’s coming around….

Just by chance some friends are having a “Pre-reunion’ gathering next week in Florida (Ft Myers) – so its a pretty good time for a ‘loop.’

Instead of heading to Melissa’s and JP’s for a Miami/Carolina football game – and having a fast trip through Fla, I will ease on down and join my cousin JoAnne’s in kayaking out to the Silver Springs headwaters on Thursday,, an easier paced ride -her note said something like this;

“Hey, have been thinking of ya!!!  See you survived the Mississippi River.

In Ocala, I-75 to Hwy 40, head east toward Silver Springs the attraction (about 20 miles).  Go past Silver Springs attraction thru flashing yellow light about a mile still heading East, just before the big huge bridge over the Ocklawaha River on the Right hand side is  Rays Way Side Park.

This is a county park, you pay $2 to launch, take small canal which dead ends into Silver River, turn Right head up stream  about 3 to 4 hours towards the Silver Springs Attraction, you have to stay in your boat.   Or the Silver Springs Attraction will charge you with trespass.

Once at the head waters of the attraction just paddle around the glass bottom boats, people are busy watching you.  It’s a Hoot.

You may see a few monkeys on the side of the river, don’t mess with them or tease them.  They are use to people and do fight back, like climb the trees over your head and shit into their hands then throw it at you……………”

Sounds like a good warm up to the ‘Pre-reunion Party.’


Silver Springs is where they filmed all of those early (black and white) Tarzan movies (and Sea-Hunt, and some ‘Flipper, etc)  –  one of the theories puts the Tarzan movies as the origin of the wild monkey’s – I had heard the rumor years ago but had long forgotten about it..  Glass-bottom boats, tourists, and clear water….. you can read more about the route on the Silver Springs link.

Friday I will ease down and visit Jill and Don (and Lainey)for a night in Clearwater – Saturday to FM for the weekend.

Should see Dewey and Dowdy, maybe more – before returning to Sanford for a quick visit with Dad on Monday – hit the road again Tuesday and bac to help cook Thanksgiving, see, just a loop.

So thats a quick ‘catch-up,’ I’ll try to do better – but I’ve had some issues with my “Microsoft Word’ and has limited some writing….. I’m working through those.



– and sure, Kim’s welcome to go – but she has more important and worldly things to do………. I asked.