Although we aren't doing much before Christmas, we do manage to fit in a ride or two. Sunday (9th) we met some new biker friends, JC and Bev, introduced to us by Brock and Leola. JC and Bev were staying at Wildwood, about 30 miles from here and were looking for someone to ride with. Brock and Leola were preparing for a trip, but we were available, so away we went. We started from our house. If the view looks different its because it is. We moved two sites south and around the corner two sites so now the back of our rig faces our old site at a right angle.
JC and Leola ready to ride.
Their Honda Goldwing note the passenger cupholder and the cooler!
Our first stop was the Sleepy Hollow restaurant we where went with Brock and Leola. What a difference a weekend makes! The lot was filled with bikes!
The weather was pleasant so the restaurant was empty.
All the action was outside by the Withlacoochie River side. The back of the building houses restrooms, an outdoor bar and cooking facilities.
Weekends are really packed here because they offer a full steak dinner on Saturday afternoons for $5 and a full bbq fib dinner on Sunday for the same price.
Pink and proud of it
Airboat rides were available
Scads of picnic tables and a row of vendors around the back.
The stage played host to a pretty decent band.
Bev without her do rag and JC actually looking my way.
The band doing their rendition of Whole Lotta Love.
Yes the lead player is using a drill on his guitar. They really rocked on this song.
After stuffing face and enjoying the band and the atmosphere for an hour or so, we rode back into Floral City and stopped at the local biker apparel shop.
Downtown Floral City
Something you don't see often--a group of crotch-rocket riders
To strech our ride, we rode to the Gulf town of Ozello, turned around, stopped for a restroom break. This place was across the water. I don't know if it is a private residence or a tourist spot, but I thought being three stories made it kinda unique.
Our last stop was in Homosassa at Neon Leon's. He was the bass player for Leonard Skynard, and was known as the Mad Hatter. We don't know if he owned this place or if it was a tribute to him. We do know this is a biker hangout known for its crabcakes. Being good bikers, we stopped for an afternoon snack.
We have heard that this place is usually packed, but like Sleepy Hollow's inside, this place was empty.
Unlike Sleepy Hollow, the outside was empty too. We enjoyed our crabcakes and drinks and more conversation.
Time to head home. At Homosassa's main street we parted company with our new friends. They turned North for their campground in Wildwood while we headed south for Sumpter Oaks.
The weather cooperated to make a nice ride, a fun visit with new friends, and an all around good time.
Next up--Good times at Sumpter Oaks.
Louise and Duane