Sunday, October 25, 2020

Cedar Key on the Run with our RV

We left town a few weeks ago, to get ahead of Hurricane Delta that was brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. We grabbed our camper and headed east and then south down the coast of Florida and landed in Cedar Key, Fl, a place my foodie fiancé has had his eye on since he found out they farm clams for most of the southern United States.

We found Steamer's restaurant where we promptly ordered the bowl of 25 clams. The cost ? $9.99 . And let me tell you these clams were delicious. All of the food here was excellent, totally 5 star. Look at that broth. Yes they give you a spoon but really we needed a straw. 
I fell in love with their seashell walls and driftwood lighting.

Cedar Key is an old fishing village. Back in 1995 after new fishing regulations went into affect , the government started a retraining program to help local fisherman farm clams in the local waters. Additionally the area is known for their Oysters, Mullet fishing, Shrimping and Stone Crabs.

We met this man at the local pier where everyone was cast netting shrimp. It was incredible to see that you could have a shrimp dinner with a catch down at the local pier.

Down at the beach we discovered very quickly that it was Horseshoe Crab mating season. 
I fell in love with what I am calling " Beach Morningglories", obviously down at the beach.

Up in NY I would see Horseshoe Crabs but never had a chance to notice them coming ashore for mating season.

We stayed at the Cedar Key RV Park while we were in town. It's far from  grocery stores so be sure and come well stocked if you make a visit.
The sites were all concrete with full hook ups

I loved the driftwood at the beginning of each street on property.

I know these pics are extremely dark but at least you can get a general idea of the property . This is the pool and bathrooms and club house

The campground was super clean and neat and we felt very safe staying there. 

A piece of local art that I purchased.

    Downtown Cedar Key strip on the water, at night.

Downtown also boasts a very welcoming Community Garden.
This is actually a hanging plant . I know it looks like a gorgeous tropical tree. 

Some local metal art in the garden.

Oooh, it has that secret garden feel.

Cedar Key, a fun two day trip in our camper. I love a good old fishing village.

With love and gratitude,


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  1. Enjoyed seeing your pics. Interesting place to visit. Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 18, open until November 26. Shared.

  2. What amazing photos! I especially love that deck. It's a gorgeous view and looks like a wonderful place to hang out with a cup of morning coffee. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Those clams look amazing. I've never seen them so big. The closest we get in Australia are mussels

  4. Oh, yum!!! Those clams in the broth look amazing! Worth the whole trip. It looks like you had a wonderful escape!

  5. This looks like a wonderful trip! I can't think of anything better than fresh clams and oysters when it comes to eating out! :)

  6. What a wonderful getaway in your RV. Thanks for linking up with Hello Monday! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

  7. That looks like a wonderful getaway! I have so rarely seen horseshoe crabs on the beach and was just mesmerized by your photos of them and how many you saw.

    1. I believe it was mating season. haha. "Birds do it, bees do it. Even Kings and Queens do it. "

  8. Looks like it was a lovely trip! Thankful that you have the RV to take you to such lovely places!

    1. Yes Julie we are lucky we have the RV to escape the storms and see smaller places most people wouldn't visit. We have been blessed to enjoy people across this land in small towns .

  9. I am putting Cedar Key on my bucket list! I will definitely get some of those clams when we go!!


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