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Wednesday 24 February 2016

Small World

Florida is a popular place in the winter months especially with us folks from cold and snowy Canada. So it is of no surprise that we run into people down here from back home.  In the Cliftwood Mobile home and RV park we’ve met two couples from Canada and while we were talking it turned out that one couple used to live right around our neighborhood and the other couple resides a few miles away, but they are also friends with the family of our neighbors across the street which we went to see last Sunday at their winter place down here in Florida. It’s a small world, isn’t it?

 Our neighbours home in Canada

We had arranged to meet for lunch at our neighbours winter home. Benno figured it would take us about an hour from our RV Park to drive north, past Gainesville and then into the rural area of Lake City.  In preparation for our get-together I had packed a picnic, beverages and some frozen food items for the BBQ and we left at 9:30 a.m. so we would have plenty of time to visit before lunch.  The weather was gorgeous and we were on the I-75 in no time at all.  I think we hadn’t even driven half a mile, when we came to a full stop and traffic on all three lanes started to back up.  We couldn’t see what was going on but figured there must be an accident ahead of us, which turned out to be a heavily damaged travel trailer, awning and debris strewn all over the highway when we came to it an hour and a half later!  So much for extra time, but we arrived just before noon.

Our Canadian neighbours had family visiting with a travel trailer and tent, which they had parked right beside the house on this spacious 10 acres property. Teresa, our friend and neighbor, had prepared several yummy dishes and soon was flipping delicious Angus burgers on the BBQ.  There sure was plenty of food and no one left hungry. Thanks guys!

After lunch we went for a long walk through their property but the two little doggies got a ride. What a dog life that is!

While driving through the country roads I spotted longhorn cattle.  That is something we don’t get to see very often in Ontario Canada and I include a few pictures for our grandchildren to look at.

That rounds up another nice day down here in Florida.

1 comment:

  1. That is the big problem with the US highways. The only place I could compare those highways to is around the Toronto area.
    Glad you enjoyed a nice visit with your neighbors.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.