Hemingway’s Key West Much the Same Today If you can walk more than a few steps in Key West without seeing a reference to Hemingway,
The Villages have three main squares that are the center of activity and entertainment. The oldest square is Spanish Springs located in the north. The largest square is probably Lake Sumter Landing located on, you guessed it, Lake Sumter! Brownwood Square is the newest, but fastest growing of the three located on State Route 44 in the southern part of the Villages. And, not yet completed is the newest region south of Rt. 44 (Fenney and The Village of Southern Oaks are two developments started) which eventually will contain a fourth town square.
If you like the water, scallops for dinner and fun, just head up to Crystal River and hire a boat to take you out in the shallow waters of the bay to gather scallops.
A Grand Old Dame South of Miami There are a multitude of hotels in and around Miami, Florida. Many are new and shiny with popular
If you have a weekend retreat on your mind, this is a place to get away from city life or beach life. The lake supports a large swimming area – but I warn you about the temperature of spring water! There are great trails around the river along with canoe rentals nearby. If you must stray from the park, you are 30 minutes from Tallahassee, 30 minutes from St. Marks on the gulf and less than 90 minutes from Apalachicola, Florida, the former oyster capital of Florida.
The 200 foot tower was built on top of Iron Mountain which is one of the highest points in all of Florida at 295 feet above sea level.
The Keys are now the playground of Florida (and much of the world). The islands offer world class fishing, the best reefs in the northern hemisphere for diving, resorts renowned for their hospitality, beaches everywhere, entertainment, and some of the most famous restaurants and bars in the world. Cruise ships arrive daily in Key West dumping thousands of world travelers for the day, and expanding the international allure of the island.
Perhaps the slightly upscale atmosphere is refreshing as compared to the laid back, more traditional seafood restaurants along the boardwalk. Boshamps has their own seafood company and boat that provides exceptionally fresh and diverse range of Gulf marine life.
We have seen claims from many small towns about being the largest, the best, the most, etc., but Arcadia lives up to the hype about being the antique capital of Florida.
I read a review of Bobby’s Bar & Restaurant that said, “Now, this IS old school!”. I second that assessment. You walk into a huge bar, rectangular in shape that seats probably two dozen people except at happy hour when the locals come strolling in barely getting in the door before someone is waving them in to eventually a standing room only crowd.