Sunday, March 15, 2009


Saturday - We left TT Orlando yesterday morning and are now at the Spirit of the Suwannee campground on the Suwannee River, Live Oak, FL. This is a huge park, but in a more “rustic” fashion – more like camping than RVing. This park is noted for its big music events. In a couple of weeks they will have a big folk festival. At the end of April they have their annual Suwannee Jam with noted country singers, i.e. Gretchen Wilson, Montgomery Gentry, etc. Prior to the event, local talent is given an opportunity to audition to be a part of the Jam (Friday evening). We went to listen to the acts perform. They made us a deal we could not refuse. You get to watch the show and all the acts for $5 cover. Then they give you $5 coupons toward dinner. We had the fried Grouper sandwiches and fries. Anyway, it seemed to us like the early rounds of American Idol/Nashville Star – no Cary Underwood or Kelly Pickler here!!.

This first girl had a tremendous voice!! She sang a Gretchen Wilson son and did a great job.

This one did a good job, too.

And this was our favorite!! Her first song was "Bobby Magee" and she was great!

I saw her in the ladies room -- all the little girls were asking for her autograph!!

Today we drove into the “big city” of Live Oak. Pat Lively mentioned in their Blog that she and friends were looking for a Dairy Queen one day. So when we spotted the DQ in Live Oak, we stopped and got their small dipped cones – in honor of Pat!! Have not had one for ages!! UUMMMMM. And for only $2.31 for the two!! What a deal!!! We will now search for the DQ’s too!!

We did not go to the Stephen Foster Heritage Park – we had more important things to do. He took me to the Car Wash!!! The do-it-yourself kind. For $5 in quarters, and flying like bats out of Hell, in 12 minutes we had the Suzuki vacuumed, power soaped and spot-free rinsed!! Another deal!!! And the man down the street wanted $25!!

We prepared our traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner today. We figured we would not be able to cook it on St. Patty’s Day since we would be dependent on the generator while at the FMCA Rally. Doesn’t matter – it was just as good today!!! Ken was wondering why he can only have it once a year!!

Off to Georgia and the Rally tomorrow.