Friday, February 28, 2014

Road Trip!! Cedar Key and Birthdays

This was the year of a "BIG" birthday and I wanted to do something a little special, so Ruth, our friend and travel agent, suggested we go to Cedar Key.  Having lived in Florida for more than 25 years you would think we would have explored every inch of the state, but to our surprise and delight we found someplace new and relatively undiscovered by the usual hordes of winter tourists.

We stayed at the Cedar Key Bed and Breakfast which is owned and operated by Alice, a delightful lady who really makes you feel like you are a guest at her home.

Since it was a special day, we booked the Honeymoon Cottage.

As you can imagine, the Captain's first reaction when we entered the room was 
"This isn't a guy's place."

And I had to agree :-)

Very Victorian, very frilly

but also charming and comfortable.

We wandered around the grounds

where there were little nooks and crannies with 
chairs and flowers everywhere

How many ways can you say delightful!

This is how close we were to the water.

We walked through the town where quiet takes on a new meaning.  
Not a Mickey to be found for miles! 

Looking down the main street...

Just peaceful and serene

There is a great fishing pier, complete with pelicans

and some nice shops where we
found some eclectic artwork

We had world famous chowder for lunch at Tony's where the food was so good 
I forgot to take a picture!

But did take a selfie at the pier:-)

And one of the Captain too!

Kayaking, sailing, fishing, boat rides, biking, hiking, golf carts...

everything within walking distance

and we were only there for one night!

While sitting on the porch at the B&B enjoying a glass of wine we met some new friends from the UK, and after sharing some great conversation they joined us for dinner at the Island Room.
This is a beautiful restaurant right on the water and the perfect
place to catch the sunset.

I ended up having such a wonderful day, meeting new friends, seeing new sights...
sometimes life can just surprise you with pure simplicity. 

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The next morning breakfast was served here.

 Each couple has their own little table! 

The cookie jar was always full and the fridge always stocked. Can't wait to return!

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For my knitting friends, Alice recommended a book "Spinning Forward" by Terri DuLong who is a local author. The book is about a lady who opens a yarn shop in Cedar Key and stays at the B&B. 
I've already read it and am looking for the sequel!

                        Until next time...


  1. I was just going to recommend that book, I read it and loved it and I want to visit Cedar Key and living in Florida you would not think that would be all that difficult but apparently it is. So glad you had a lovely trip.

  2. what a delightful trip; happy birthday!

  3. What a wonderful place for a get-away birthday celebration! My neighbours went to Florida to escape this difficult winter, but I'm afraid they came back to the same weather they left 3 weeks ago! I could use a little sunshine & water myself ;) Wendy x

  4. Thank you so much for popping over to Chalky's Worls and leaving such a lovely comment. I am so glad you had such a perfect birthday x

  5. What a lovely place just the sort of place I would love to visit.I will have to look up that book you mentioned it sounds interesting. Paula ( The Nutty Knitter)

  6. How lovely your little birthday escape looked! A very happy birthday to you!!! xo


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