Friday Meanderings

OKAY!  I’m BACK!

Seriously.

All apologizes for not posting. Or putting up my pic of the day every day.

But, I can only spend so many hours in front of the computer.  Before I start getting the ebbie-jeebies.

And most of those over the past several weeks have been dedicated to “Homosassa Goes Hollywood”.

And it was well worth it!  We made over $10,000! All for restoration of the water tower. And even better, it was a MAJOR FUN PARTY!  I got to dress up.  Hang with a lot of great people.  Eat wonderful local food donated by our amazing local restaurants and friends.  Had a few glasses of beer.  (And maybe a sip of champagne.) Got to see the movie I made on the big screen.

Best fund raising event I’ve ever been to.  (and I’ve been to a few)

Homosassa Goes Hollywood

Does it look like we are having fun? How often do you get to pose in front of the paparazzi! I LOVE this photo!  We look great!  And happy!

And then I got this award….

Very Surprised

Very Very Very Surprised!

For doing what I love doing with a group that is GREAT!  

Seriously,  I had no idea.  Didn’t even know that there was an award.  After all, OHHC is just over a year old.  We are hardly even toddlers in the community groups.

But we’ve already raised $20,000 towards restoring the Old Homosassa Water Tower.  Our co-chairs, DeeDee and Marian are absolutely amazing.  And all the members are enthusiastic, excited, energetic and…. I can’t think of any more descriptive E words.  It’s just a really great group.

Unlike one other community group that I’m in that is all about bickering.  Bickering.  Bickering.  Jeeeze….

So what’s going on locally?

This weekend is the final Open House at Three Sisters Springs.  Your last chance to get in for free.  There will be a mob of manatees there.  Three Sisters Springs has been closed to visitors from the waterside because of the extreme cold, high tides, and a million manatees. Okay.  Maybe 300. But that’s a lotta manatees!  

If you are going, go early.  The buses will be at Kings Bay Plaza.  That’s on US-19 behind the Sonic drive-through. Last year we got there bright and early, waited in line for maybe 10 minutes to get on the bus. When we returned to our parking space, the line of people waiting was about 1/2 mile long. But this is the best open house because you are guaranteed to see manatees.  It’s worth waiting in that line!  The boardwalk around Three Sisters Springs is amazing!

Three Sisters Springs Open House

We went to the last two open houses this manatee season but will be missing this one. I know, that’s just crazy, but one of our kids needs some help so Terry is headed to Tampa.  

I’ll probably be working on the new web design for the Homosassa Festival.  

Here’s some pics from last February….

Three Sisters Springs Open House threesisters1

Three Sisters Springs Open House

Have a great weekend!

Kathy

Friday Meanderings

golf cart sign

Oh Jeeeeeeeze, I really planned on posting at least three times this week. Even took all the photos, had the posts in my head. And then…..stuff happened. STUFF ALWAYS HAPPENS! It happens to everyone.  You know? Some good stuff.  Some bad stuff.   And I’m not going into details because it’s MY stuff.     “Homosassa Goes Hollywood” is on SATURDAY!  So excited.   Gotta say, DeeDee Pierce Wilcox is totally … Continue reading →

Gasparilla Pirate Invasion

Ye Mystic Krew, in the distance, canons smoking!

Fun day Saturday!  Been to the Gasparilla Parade numerous times, checked out the Gasparilla Art Festival more than once and ran the Gasparilla Long Distance Classic close to 20 times. (at least it seems like I have that many t-shirts) But this was my FIRST Gasparilla Pirate Invasion. Thanks to Darin and Kathryn who now live on Davis Island, they found the perfect spot for friends and family to join them … Continue reading →