"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN
Sunday, January 22, 2012
We arrived near the small town of Cedar Key, FL late Thursday afternoon. Found a really great RV park about six miles from town and got all settled in. Most folks in the park are here for the winter and they made us feel very welcome. So welcome in fact, that though we originally checked in for two days, we went back and extended our stay for a week.
Friday morning found us in Cedar Key. A small seaside village with one main street of modern shopping. Thank goodness for that.
Plenty of places to eat. I actually think there were more restaurants than retail shops.
There was something for everyone. A kind of eclectic atmosphere.
A block back from the water are many examples of the old town architecture.
A little art of many different kinds is scattered around.
These guys were hanging around everywhere.
I think they know. Though Cedar Key is a nice little seaside village, and tourism is very important to the area, the basis of their economy is still the same as it has been for years. It comes from the waters of the area.