January 31, 2010. We got out early and immediately noticed the chill in the air. The temperatures had plunged from the days before. I wanted to get an early start packing up some of our things, to include the mountain bikes, before our lunch date with George and Bonnie.
At 11:30 we left for High Springs a town on US 41 about 50 miles south of White Springs.
We had a nice lunch with good friends, George and Bonnie at the Great Outdoors Restaurant on main street.
The beautifully remodeled building was originally an opera house built in the late 1800’s. The Great Outdoors restaurant is now on the first floor and the second floor is a banquet hall.
We got home about 4:30. I continued to make preparations to leave tomorrow morning. Ranger Gary Erixton, the senior ranger stopped by to say goodbye and wish us well as he would be off tomorrow. He told us that if we ever want to come back to volunteer or just passing through he would find or make room for us. That was nice. We enjoyed working with him and learning about the history of the area from him.
Ranger Dylan Shoemaker had been out of town over the weekend and had just got home. We shall be seeing him first thing in the morning.