★•.•´¯`•.•★Campground Reviews★•.•´¯`•.•★

click above link to visit our campground reviews

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Stephen Foster Memorial Cultral State Park: Part Deux


Here are a few pictures & info which may be repetitive of Chris's Part One but I had to post...

As you all know we are at Stephen Foster Memorial Cultural State Park in White Springs, Florida, camping with our good friends Chris & Norm... Chris has told you all about this park & cultural center... It is one of our very favorite campgrounds which we have been coming to for the last several years... We found it thanks to my cousins husband who was a Park Ranger here until last year when he retired. The campground is one of the most peaceful parks that we go to.

This is the Cultural Center which is a museum dedicated to Stephen Foster... Which is unknown to many people is that he never stepped a foot into Florida but because his song "Way down Upon the Swanee River" is our State song we have this memorial park for him. They are thinking of changing the song because they do not like the message it sends out "Old Folk's at Home". Here is another shot of the beautiful Carillon Tubular Bell Tower but with our two DH's riding their bikes around the park... The Bell tower is one of the largest in the western hemisphere with a total of 97 bells. We are in the car behind them... to many hills for us to ride a bike... LOL LOL

Inside the museum there is this great mural of Stephen Foster with many of the women he wrote songs about... also I included a one of the many dioramas which are in the museum... all depicting his songs...

Here is Tassie all snuggled up under the beautiful HUGE oak trees with the spanish moss just swaying in the breeze... In the one picture you can see Chris's motorhome behind us... It is a beautiful park for two beautiful rigs... Later in the afternoon our men folk chopped wood and built us a nice campfire to sit around... Ralph cooked Chicken for all of us on it but I forgot to get photo's of that... BAD BLOGGER! Oh spank me....

Ok... hope you enjoyed this post... Stay tuned for more adventures with Tassie

Until Later

Hugs And Kisses

16 comments:

Ginger said...

I loved the pictures you and Chris both posted. What a beautiful rv park, I would love to stay there sometime. I like the amount of room you have.
I would be riding in the car too, and not on the bike. lol. I think my knees would give out going up the hills. Great shot of the men at work. I think the guys really love building a campfire don't you?
And cooking for you too? Wow, I wanna be there too.!!! Thats the only time my hubby cooks, is when we go RVing.
Ginger

ksarra said...

Thanks for the field trip. I would love to travel to see the fall leaves changing color. Someday! I am so enjoying your visits to my blog! "Talk" soon!

Chris said...

yep, the guys had a roaring fire, then they made the best chicken on it, then finished up sitting near the fire and glazing at the stars till bedtime. They love a good campfire and it was beautiful.It always amazes me how they get a roaring fire on the first attempt. You should have been with us one time when Donna and I tried to get a fire going. Ralph had to finish it. LOL

Bo said...

Hey Donna...What a fun adventure you shared. I would have been in the car with you & Chris too and let the he-men do that biking...
whew! ;-) Bo

Shelia said...

Morning, Donna! I just love your travels and the park is so pretty! WOW! You've really put a new face on your blog - it looks so skeeery!! You're so sweet and I appreciate your kind words. Well, about the booing, I'm just quick!! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Happy To Be said...

GM dear friend..Please come by I have an award for you..sorry I don't know how to hi-lite your name yet..but hey I am new to this world of blogging.. Hugs and smiles Gloria

Ma'dame French said...

I am so happy to be taking this adventure with you;) French

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Donna, what a great time you have had with Chris and the men folks...I love the photo of the two Motor homes parked under the Oak trees with the Spanish moss hanging down.. just beautiful!!!! Have a good day.
Hugs, Baba

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Donna, Thanks for stopping by, did you see I passed the award on to 4 of my good friends??? I know you already have one but I had to give you another!:) You don't have to answer the questions again since I'm sure you already did. Just in case you did'nt see it I just wanted to let you know! I'm enjoying seeing your travel pictures. Kristen

Picket said...

Hey girl...I loved seeing this and I love that PT...I have one in the 'Cool Vanilla"! lol lol I knew I wanted one the first time I ever saw one..now if we could just find Bill a 57 Chevy without giving up major body parts we'd be good to go! lol Thanks for coming by sweetie! have a great halloween and I love that new header ...one of a kind for sure!!! lol

nikkicrumpet said...

How Beautiful! One of my favorite things about the south are those big old trees covered in Spanish Moss...it's just like out of a story book!

Donna said...

Donna,

I loved both you and Chris's pics! I bet you ladies had a wonderful time!

I have missed you alot! I have not been feeling so great. I am just starting to feel better. Thank you for your concern! :)

xoxoxoxo
Donna

Vintage To Chic said...

My first visit to your blog, Absolutely love Tassie, and love the picts. of your travels. Have you shown the inside, Will be back.
Hugs,
Judy

Dawnie said...

that looks absolutely peaceful and FUN! I've been so in the mood for an outdoor fire,, I'm missing it already. I have to tell ya though, we had a beautiful day today AND we have temps in the 60's coming...thats awesome campfire weather.

Cheryl said...

I love seeing the places you go. I tend to learn something from them also. Thanks,
Cheryl

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Hey, Are you aquarius??? So, am I!!

Get your mamogram & check up today... Early detection saved my life....

breast_cancer_survivor

My Awards