“On the road again Goin’ places that I’ve never been Seein’ things that I may never see again And I can’t wait to get on the road again” – Willie Nelson
Although this is my theme song, it isn’t quite true because our first stop is a wonderful island on the west-central Florida coast called Cedar Key that we visited four years ago. This place is a hidden jewel with old Florida charm and sans the commercialization of Walmarts and McDonalds.
We were hosted by a great couple, Pat and Cindy Bonish, who are the owners and operators of the Low Key HideawayÂ . Â Full service RV spaces and well-appointed suites are available. Â Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the Low Key Hideaway is famous for sunset watching off the pier. Ã‚Â The tiki bar is between the motel and the pier where you can get the Low Key Hideaway Special drink and a lemonade drink that is definitely not your kid’s lemonade!!! Â The tiki bar also offers a great selection of microbrews. We met fabulous and friendly guests at the tiki bar who made sure we didn’t go hungry. Â We were fed alligator tail, venison, clams, fresh-caught trout and red snapper. Yum Yum! Thanks Dan, Lori and Tilly and the rest of the gang for the great food and company!
The only disappointment we experienced while on Cedar Key is discovering the loss of one of the most striking structures we have seen on the water.
This building was called the Honeymoon Cottage, built as a vacation get-away for a family who lived in Gainesville. Â Over the decades, it has succumbed to the ravages of mother nature and is now no more.
So our two-day stay here has come to an end, but never will we forget the spectacular sunsets, hospitality and good eating!