Wednesday was a busy day. I left the Juniper Springs National Forest in Florida, and headed towards Ocala. My first stop was at the Appleton Art Museum, a wonderful smaller local museum with a fine and diverse collection of Asian, African artifacts, and paintings from American and European artists. They had 2 temporary exhibitions in particular called A Fine Timber. Eric Estrada works in marketery in wonderful pieces of furniture, and Chuck Sharbaugh works in ceramics that look exactly like pieces of timber, sticks and branches. All of the works from both of these artists are truly exceptional.
After the Museum I decided to go to the E-One Emergency vehicle manufacturing facility. My Rand McNally Navigation said it was open for tours. Wrong. I went an hour out of my way to visit the facility, only to find that they had not offered tours for over 5 years. So much for the information in the newest of their navigation systems. It just reminded me to call first to confirm what the internet says.
The Doggies have now commandeered the passenger seat. Poncho usually sleeps, but Luck always wants to see what is going on with her head proper up by the passenger seat arm rest!
After my non event at E-One, I then turned to going to the Suwanee River, a few hours away. I’ve always loved the song of that name, so had to go and see it. I had a late lunch watching the river flow by and thinking of all the American history that surrounds this river.
After the river I just started driving westward on Florida Highway 98 until nightfall, and then tried spending the evening in a Wal-Mart Parking Lot! It was a bit noisy at times, so put in my earplugs and had a good nights sleep.