When I came home from yoga, Friday morning, Bill told me about a kayak trip down the Rainbow River, in Dunnellon, that a couple staying at the campground told him about while he was out visiting. They raved about the experience and liked it so much they were going to go again that day. It sounded great and I said, without hesitation, let's go! The weather was predicted to be in the high 70's there and I had been working all week and could use a break. Plus, with all of the bad weather we have been having, we hadn't been out on the water in months. There was some discussion as to if we should pack up the canoe and take it down there but Bill didn't feel that the $30 we would be saving was worth the hassle, so we packed up some drinks and snacks and headed out to Dunnellon. Some time ago, when we first arrived in Cedar Key, someone told me about Dunnellon - I can't remember who it was but I do remember that they told me good things about it. And they were right! It is a cute little town about an hour south of here and as we drove into town the first thing I noticed was this great statue.
|How can you not love this place?!|
Saturday the Gainesville hash was setting an Easter trail and we had such a good time at the last hash we decided to drive in and go to it. First stop was at one of our favorite restaurants, Tempo Bistro To Go. This is a fabulous little place that has a few tables to sit at but is mostly take-out. They use the freshest ingredients and base their menu on what is available at the farmer's market. Most everything they have can be veganized and the food is phenomenal. We each had the special pressed sandwich that wasn't on the regular menu - I had it a few weeks ago and knew how good it was. Afterwards we had just enough time to do some grocery shopping at one of the natural food stores and then we met up with the hash at Hogan's Great Sandwiches, where they were starting.
It was a small crowd for this hash - I don't think that Gainesville ever has a big turn-out for their hashes, but that never bothers us. The people are great and we had a blast. The hare set the trail up like a giant Easter egg hunt, but with trinkets and items that hashers would especially like, such as small bottles of liquor in giant Easter eggs, melted messy jello shots in Easter eggs, some martini spears, and other goodies. It was a short trail but still took a couple of hours because of all of the hunting and false trails. There were only 5 of us on trail including one virgin, and the other two had only hashed once before. We ended at a bar and the RA (Religious Advisor who leads the circle at the end) who hadn't run the trail showed up to lead circle, Bill was thrilled that he didn't have to do it. Oh, and Bill wants me to mention that they had really hot bartenders!