Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Couple of Days Away

Renae and I have been away for a couple of days. We simply needed the break. On Monday we drove eight hours along the Gulf Coast on hwy 98. We did a lot of sight seeing. It was a very enjoyable drive. We got to see a lot of "old Florida" towns and fishing villages. Then we spent the night at this place (where the pictures were taken). I can't tell you where it is, because if I do the secret will be out.

I will say that this place was built in the 1920s and is simply fabulous. Another clue, some old Hollywood movies from the 1930s were filmed here.

We arrived here and had an amazing dinner, prepared by a first class chef. Then we slept for 12 hours straight! Yes, 12 hours. We went to bed while it was still daylight. The next morning I got up about daylight and took a 50 minute run down a 6 mile trail through the woods. The trail bordered crystal clear water coming from the springs. It was exactly what I needed to de-tangle my mind.

You can click the picture for an enlarged view. Then backspace to come back here.

PS - After twenty-eight years I still love spending time with her.


Cathy said...

I know where this is...Wakulla Springs, just down the road from my hometown.

Scott and I spent part of our honeymoon there. It really is beautiful.

PS - You don't have to post this if you don't want your secret out:-)

Ron said...

Renae and I spent our 20th anniversary here. It's a nice place to stay. The beauty of staying here is that there are no phones, no television, no internet, and crowds. It is really like stepping back in time to a less hetic era. Just what the body and soul needs from time-to-time.

BTW, we passed through Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Port St. Joe, etc. We were think that we might be in your neck of the woods. Were we?

Anonymous said...

Captain Sumner (Mary) knew the place as well . . . she said, "So, ya'll stayed in The Dead Man's Lodge?" Made me laugh. It is VERY quiet & peaceful there, and a place to go if you want to unwind with NO distractions. The 12 hours sleep did us good.

Cathy said...

So glad you guys got to relax...Scott and I need a break like that. Come on summer!