Cypress Trail

Highest Point in Florida?

For ages I’ve heard jokes about the tallest mountain in Florida – Mount Dora. Sitting in view of 14,000 foot peaks in Colorado, we’d laugh at the something like 500 foot Mount Dora.  So when we were driving along and saw the turnoff for this famous mountain, we had to take it!

With an elevation of 184 feet above sea level, Mount Dora is hardly nosebleed inducing.  In fact, it’s hardly a hill.  This is the name of a town.  There is no mountain or hill in sight.    But cease your laughter, because there is a taller place in Florida – Britton Hill, with an elevation of 345 feet!  It almost doesn’t count, because it is just a couple inches south of Alabama.  If the guy drawing the dotted line between the two states hiccuped, the hill might have been in Alabama.  From our intensive internet searching, this intersection is the highest point in Mount Dora:

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Midweek Move

We’ve had a great time in Manatee Hammock, but it was time to head a little farther south.  So we left this beautiful, natural campsite…

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The morning we were leaving, a little lizard climbed the tree right outside our window and watched us eat breakfast.  He must have liked what he saw, because he did some showing off for us, puffing out his brilliantly colored throat !

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Cypress Trail RV Resort

We’ve moved to a fancy RV spot just south of Fort Myers, Florida.  The “campsites” are paved, the grass is neatly trimmed, and there are a few billion dollars’ worth of RV’s here.  The sites are sold like condos… most owned by folks who spend the winter here in their RV and then head back north when it gets this hot.  We will head north next week, without buying a spot here!  It really is beautiful, with lots of flowers, gorgeous skies, plenty of birds, a few rabbits, and I even saw an armadillo! The Nine-Banded armadillos, like so many people, aren’t from here, but have moved in to stay.

I put together a very short little overview of the Resort:

 

McArthur Arts

I have had quite a few folks ask about some of my photography, especially if they’d seen the prints in my former Dental Office.  I had a lot of pictures printed on metal, which makes them look really great.  So I have finally put together a Photo Website!  It is a work in progress, and hopefully will have more photos added frequently – both new pix and some from the archives.  Feel free to check it out at www.McArthurArts.com

 

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