- Nada and Doug
- Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
3/4/08 Drive to Cedar Key, FL
We drove about 30 minutes west to Cedar Key to see the Gulf of Mexico from the Florida side. Two years ago we saw it from the Texas side at the very tip of Texas on South Padre Island. It was a stormy, windy day as a storm system was just passing a little north of us. The island had all the indications that it can be quite a busy place in the summer months but it was quiet at this time of year.
See the black area on the sand at the water's edge behind Doug and Homer? Those are hundreds of black-winged gulls who are hunkered down there. Homer wasn't at all interested in all those gulls as we walked along the dog walk of the city park right at the water's edge, but they decided to lift off just in case.
Hope you northerners enjoy these photos of the warm south!
Last night after the potluck dinner here at the resort, the local police chief gave a talk about what to do for a hurricane. It made me realize that the best idea is to get in the motorhome and head as far as you can from the hurricane. Where we are here in Williston (about 35 miles from the gulf coast and about 90 miles from the east coast) would have been under water is Katrina had hit Cedar Key on the gulf coast. The storm surge came that far inland.
The next couple of days, Doug will be selling photos so we won't be doing much sightseeing. Homer and I hold down the home front while he out and about. Next week we head up to Perry, GA for a week at a large RV rally put on by the Good Sam Club. More on that later!