We sure ran the wheels off the Lil Taxi while in Florida!
One day we ran clear across the state to the Gulf coast. Drove out to the end of land at Crystal Springs (passed a little dirt road named Hide-A-Way Dr, same as the street where Robyn and I lived for 17 years!).
Living out on a series of islands in the name of peace and tranquility, these people are so exposed to the raw power of nature! They build their homes on one-story stilts because of the Gulf and its storms.
Remember I mentioned how the humidity makes everything grow? Spanish moss grows everywhere. Check out the patches starting to grow on the trunk of this palm tree. We saw long sections hanging from electric wires across the road!
With sundown fast approaching, we reluctantly turned toward home. All day we had encountered heavy clouds overhead that threatened rain but never delivered. Sundown offered a glorious scene as the clouds departed.
The perfect opportunity occurred the next week. We heard that Tarpon Springs was an enclave of people of Greek descent, and the town was filled with the best Greek restaurants. Since I missed the Dayton Greek Festival for the first time in 30 years because we were down here, we HAD to make up for it. The reports were correct….fabulous Greek food. Opa!