Friday Meanderings

I’m back!  

I love visiting Bismarck/Mandan.  What’s not to love?  Got three beautiful grandkids there and my son and daughter-in-law that I adore.  

The scenery is beautiful. Deer, pheasants and turkeys in the back yard almost every day. The Missouri River and Alan has a pontoon boat that we go out on in the summer.

I can drive downtown in the capital of North Dakota at NOON or at 5 PM and there’s no traffic jam.  Yet, there’s excellent restaurants, trendy shops, fun thrift stores, a great music shops. Along with all the chains like Target, Macy, and Barnes and Noble.

Seriously, if it wasn’t for all that weather with cold, ice, snow, blizzards, snow, cold, for like 9 months of the year, I’d live there!  

So what’s going on here in Citrus County for the weekend?


Just kidding.  I plan to just lie around and absorb all the sun and quiet. The weather is wonderful.  Maybe do some kayaking. 

According to the sign at MacRae’s yesterday, Sarasota Slim will be at the Shed on Sunday at 2 pm.  Sometimes the sign doesn’t get updated until Friday but if that’s right, we’ll be there!

There’s a new restaurant in Crystal River.  River Ranch. It’s in the same location that was the former Mullet Hole .  Which was previously Cafe on the Ave.  Open 7 days a week. Couldn’t find a website.  I tried.  Yes, I tried.  

Talked to a participant at the Crystal River RibJam that I recommended last week but couldn’t attend.  It was a bust.  The organizer stole the money and ran. Of course, that’s just an opinion from a local that had his bbq smoker set up at the event and depends on these kind of things to make a living.   Haven’t seen anything in the newspaper about it. According to the source, the RibJam was even shut down on Sunday.  Anyone got any info?

Now some serious stuff.  We need more members in the Homosassa Civic Club.  This is a great organization that puts on the hugely popular Homosassa Seafood and Arts and Crafts Festival in November and does good works in our community.  If you live in the area and are looking for a community organization to join, this is the one.   We have been recruiting new members and have been very successful.  But we need more people.  More volunteers for the Seafood Festival.  The next meeting is Monday, May 4th at 7 pm at the Homosassa Civic Club.  Be there!









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