Friday Meaderings


I’ve been hither and thither and yon over the past three weeks.

Off to Minneapolis to pick up our sweet granddaughter Piper.  


Then two weeks of kid entertainment.  SO MUCH FUN!

And then back to the airport to return Piper to Mandan, North Dakota.  

Because her parents wanted her back. Sheesh.  

Seasoned Traveler

I got to spend a couple of days in the lovely cool mornings and evenings of ND and enjoying the company of grandkids Riley, Piper and Adley.  Such cool kids.

Piper and Adley
Adley and Piper chillin’ on the hammock.
And Riley actually let me take his pic. With Adley’s shark.

Then back to Tampa and Homosassa and a meeting.  It was an important one or I would have said “tooooo tired”.

But there I was.  

With about 100 hundred other concerned Homosassa residents.

Coast Guard Meeting

The Coast Guard was there.  Giving a presentation.  Yeah it was all PowerPoint.

Here’s some very concerned Coast Guard guys.

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And some county guys.

County officials
Commissioner Ron Kitchen with Jeff Rodgers

And a rep from FWC.


Oh yeah, if you live in Homosassa or use the River, you need to complete this survey.  By the end of June.  It’s very IMPORTANT to get your views counted.


The audience was invited to participate and the Coast Guard went from table to table and recorded the questions, comments, and statements.

Rodney MacRae
Here’s Rodney MacRae giving his viewpoint.

Mostly we need better signage on the Homosassa River and all of those boaters just needs to SLOW DOWN!

So after arriving on the airplane and attending the really important meeting, you would think that I would get a break.  Right?


I am running for Seat One for the Homosassa Special Water District.  

I know, crazy, right?  Aren’t I busy enough?  Aren’t I retired and shouldn’t I just be enjoying my old age?


I had to go to the elections office and sign up and then attend a meeting of the Homosassa Special Water District and introduce myself.

So tired.

What’s going on this weekend?

Hey, it’s FATHER’S DAY.  Go spend the weekend with your dad! Or someone’s dad.

Next weekend it’s the Homosassa Fireworks Festival.  The Old Homosassa Heritage Council will have a booth at MacRae’s.  We’ll have our new 2016 T-Shirt.  The design is very cool and created by our own very important member and graphic designer, Laurel Williford.  And we have coozies, too!  And, of course, golf cart raffle tickets.

Following that fun, the Mullet Toss is on July 9th at the Old Mill Tavern.  The proceeds go to support the Homosassa Elementary School.  This will be the BEST YEAR EVER!  

And on July 11th, we will have the rescheduled “Meet and Greet” with Senators Charlie Dean and Wilton Simpson. Come on out and meet your senators.  We’ll have wine, beer, and appetizers too!  Fun!

And if we have another tropical storm or hurricane on July 11th, I will accept that a higher power thinks that a “meet and greet” is just not necessary.  

I think that’s it!

Have a Great Weekend!


Friday Meanderings

Homosassa Goes Hollywood



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….

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Three Sisters Springs Open House

Have a great weekend!