Lake Mead N.R.A.

Lake Mead N.R.A.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Lunch with Good Friends in High Springs, Preparing to Depart

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. 
We are looking forward to our travel day.  Our destination is Grayton Beach State Park near Destin, Florida.  If we get a late start or have bad weather we my divert to Torreya State Park. 


  1. Safe travels, would have loved to have been replacing you two as "workcampers" at Big Shoals. You make it appear to be a really cool place to plant for a couple of months, especially with the winter we have been having here in Kentucky. Marty

  2. Thank you Marty and Roz. Volunteering at Big Shoals State Park gave us some valuable experience. We ended up staying longer than we anticipated because we enjoyed the site, the rangers and the work was actually enjoyable.