Yesterday we went on a day trip to Yankeetown. Elvis Presley spent the summer of 1961 there for the filming of the movie Follow That Dream. As we drove down the main street lined with live oaks, cypress, cedar and pine trees we saw lots of original settler cabins and fishing houses restored to their former glory along with modern weekend and full time homes.
Several homes had rock chimneys or foundations made of limestone gathered from the landscape. Many of the homes are made of native cedar, cypress, and yellow pine.
Ike's Old Florida Kitchen. The restaurant is on the banks of the Withlachochee River in Yankeetown.I had grilled quail with rice pilaf and green beans and my soup was a Manhattan clam chowder and Gary had roast duckling with smashed taters (as he calls them) and green beans and his soup was a tomato Marsala bisque. The meal was delicious. For dessert we shared at key lime pie I had the top and Gary had the bottom with the graham crust.. Ha.
We had lots of good luck yesterday. We sold our trailer. Yippee. Maybe White Rabbit really does work. They pick it up this coming Friday. Things are getting closer to our leaving.
yellow rat snake as we left our campground but didn't have my camera at the time. The snake was a golden yellow color with four brown stripes running the length of his body. He slithered across the road and into a flower bed near a large oak tree. Something I didn't realize is that a rat snake is a constrictor. Hum.
Later in our travels we also saw a black racer and a wild turkey. Images for this post were borrowed from the net. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.