Monday, June 23, 2008

Visiting Florida

My wife and I are really lucky when we come to Florida because we are able to stay at the relatives palatial estate. They were really lucky to get this place at a steal in the Florida market. It is a real fixer-upper and they have only been there for 5 years and the repairs are slow. If you click on the picture you can see the wonderful setup a guest house and maids quarters on the rear portion of the property. They have 50 acres of swamp land directly behind the house. It is located on Atlantic Way in Weekie Wachee , FL (which is quite famous for it's Mermaid Show at the Water Park).

I hope you can see the fine TV/Computer tower on the front of the house which is my communications system with the world. Here is the guest building in which we stay at night. It has a cool breeze at night from the swamp. You should hear the great serenade you get from the alligators during the night. The only thing that worries me a little is the Black Bear Crossing Sign down the road. We haven't seen one yet but who knows.
It sure is nice to have a place you can drop in and feel so comfortable from the moment you arrive. Thanks Brother and Sister-in-law for a great place to visit.

22 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog this morning. I hope you enjoyed my post today. And I wanted you to know I was here. Kind of like "Kilroy" was here...remember those drawings everyone used to make?

I enjoyed reading your blog post for today and I thought the photography was good too. And the fabulous estate is in need of some minor repairs and a reduction on the property tax roles.

kjpweb said...

Yup.
That's Florida. Glad you enjoy your accommodations. You couldn't have asked for more.
Fun Post!
Cheers, Klaus

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

You know this house and very beautiful and when it is arranged is even more beautiful and has a large land is a wonderful place

Sandpiper said...

A gallon of paint and this fabulous estate will be stunning!!! :)

John said...

Nice shots and fun post, Fishing Guy. Yes I could see the TV antenna, it`s looks like a VHF TV antenna.
Have a nice tuesday!

Shionge said...

I can see myself relaxing with a cuppa FG :D

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Your post had me laughing out loud. That probably used to be a really nice place. One wonders what happened in folks' lives so that this is what is left behind. Funny, but sad, too.

Travis said...

Looks like a great spot. Have some fun down there.

Hey, I am back blogging! Check out my latest photo.

dot said...

At first I thought you were serious! I bet it was a really nice place at one time.

Shionge said...

Hahhaha...you certainly fooled me FG and yes for a moment I really thought you had a great time in this shack ;)

About the calamasi, no I don't sweeten it at all because I just like that sour taste and it helps me to think 'lose weigh' kekekekek.....By the way, do you have this in America?

Carletta said...

Funny Fishing Guy on vacation!

Hope you're having fun.

evlahos said...

funny post and wonderful shots. excellent combination. well done

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful spot. Black bears, make sure you have your camera ready when they cross the road.

Jack and Joann said...

Years ago Jack and I took our daughters to Weechie Wachie but we were not so lucky. We didn't find such palatial digs with such an abundance of wild life. The wildest show we saw there was when the Weechie Wachie mermaids blew us kisses thru the glass.

quinttarantino said...

Glad you enjoy your accommodations!
Great photos.

Tipper said...

I guess the estate didn't have air conditioning uh? Guess you were hotter than a 2 dollar pistol!

TSannie said...

Bet you can't wait to go back!

Scarlet said...

I'm not sure if you stayed in the right part of Florida. :)

Come to Miami next time!

Andrea said...

Too funny. I will stay in the condo I have reserved when I head to the beach. Won't have to worry about "relatives."

The Birdlady said...

Good grief! What a riot!

Gina said...

Black bears and alligatros!..Now they are camera critters I'm hoping to see on here FG! Glad you are having a great time away :)

willow said...

I started seriously reading along and then got the biggest laugh. Thanks for the smiles this evening!