She happened upon the Christmas Parade in a small town in extreme southern Georgia:
The Old Lady was hanging out with friends beside a bonfire one fine fall night, when she heard a lot of crunching and cracking in the nearby woods.
“Oh, that’s just Katy,” explained one friend, “she’s working on her fort.”
… and the fort began to take shape.
You can listen to the interview with Katy Kendrick here:
The Old Lady likes the little highways best of all.
That’s where she finds the cool stuff.
Further south, in a field along the highway through Anthony, the Old Lady spotted an orange kitchen trailer.Smokin Swamp BBQ features a brisket sandwich that tastes smoky and savory and simply superb. Try it with the Carolina Tangy sauce.
You can find Smokin Swamp BBQ on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Smokin-Swamp-BBQ/633927720034371 and see a map of the location.
Slow down and take the small roads. Adventures await in the little places! Listen to the Old Lady!
The Old Lady occasionally takes part in a Women Writers Workshop at Crones Cradle Conserve in Citra, Florida.
The Workshops are fun… a communal dinner, followed by writing exercises and discussions of good writing, among other things.
And CCC is a lovely place to visit. The Conserve is a wildlife refuge and land preserve surrounding an organic, sustainable farm operation. Vegetables are grown in raised beds with natural fertilizers.
The organic produce is available for sale along with local honey and grass-fed beef. The store stocks various pickles and preserves and art by local artists.
CCC hosts various activities and events, and is available for group retreats.
Contact them at (352) 595-3377, see their website at http://cronescradleconserve.org/, look for them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crones-Cradle-Conserve-Foundation or just drop by at 6411 NE 217 PL, Citra, Florida.