Thursday, May 22, 2014

Another ‘favorite fence’!

We’ve discovered the most wonderful hiking and biking trail a short drive from our house.

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It’s the NEW Dunnellon Trailhead, part of the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway!

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Pack up the bikes and let’s GO!

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The main trail is paved which is very nice.

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But we like to get off the beaten path, don’t you?

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What a beautiful spot to stop for a quick photo! (or 2)

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Love driving up and seeing this long fence.

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And knowing in just a couple of miles there is a view off the bridge of the Withlacoochee River!

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I’m joining Tex for the Good Fences party!

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All photos straight out of my camera!

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It’s fun trying to keep up with my honey!

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Would you rather hike or bike?

It’s getting hot here in Florida and biking may be cooler!

59 comments:

Karen said...

What a beautiful place to ride/hike! I think I like riding better, but I do both. Depends on the terrain. A nice shady paved trail? Awesome for biking.

Susie said...

I am amazed at all the hiking trails there. I have never thought of Florida as a hiking state. I guess I think of water sports there. Love your pictures. I wish Ted and I had a place near by to do this. xoxo,Susie

georgettesullins said...

Canaveral National Seashore? I went to high school in Cocoa Beach. You find the loveliest bike trails where you are.

Montanagirl said...

You have so many cool hiking trails to enjoy! We don't hike or bike. Mainly just travel the backroads looking for photo-ops.

TexWisGirl said...

what a great place! great views and trails. i love your bikes. the one with the rack on the back brought back memories of my older siblings. :)

thanks for linking in! on thursday!!! :)

Stephanie said...

What a lovely place for a bike ride - wish I could join you :) There are several mountain trails here, but I must say I don't get out on my bike very often. . .I think I should remedy that :)

Hugs to you, my friend!

Betty Sneeringer said...

Looks like you two have such great times together. And, see the pretty parts of Florida.

Betty

Cookie said...

Biking for sure, especially today when we're to be about 96. Have a gorgeous Thursday!

Ileana said...

Beautiful place ! Your photos are wonderful!

Stacey said...

That looks like so much fun! I think it might be fun just to say the word Withlacoochee whenever you get the chance. :)

Debbie said...

lucky you to have such a beautiful place to ride. i have a great spot as well here at the jersey shore.

i love to ride and i am a casual biker. i like paved, flat roads, with lots of beautiful scenery. just like this!!

Lorrie said...

If there are hills, I'd rather hike than bike. I like biking on the flat. Have a hard time keeping up with husband, though.

The trail you found looks like a great spot for hiking, biking and picture-taking!

Debby Ray said...

Looks like so much fun and great exercise! Love that beautiful fence too! Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful pictures - I would love to bike there as well.
I like both, hiking and biking. Our area is pretty hilly, so there are parts where I certainly prefer to bike. On paved trails, however, I'd rather bike than hike; I'm not fond of hiking on paved trails, the rugged ones are easier on the feet and legs. Here at my place I love to hike up a trail called "rough go" - the name says it all!

kathyinozarks said...

I have not rode a bike or owned one since college years-but I love hiking-I did enoy biking too-great photos!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I love your trail photos, Diane. Now, I want to go for a hike. It must be so peaceful every time you go on your hikes. I used to ride a bike all the time, but it's been way too long.

You were born on a Saturday?? So was my husband, and he is the hardest worker I know. Thank you for letting people know how to check out their birth day. You can find everything on the internet these days.

Here's to Saturday's Child!

love,
~Sheri

Diane said...

Sure does look wonderful! Enjoy your rides!

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
I think that poem is by Mother Goose. I didn't realize it was a song too....how funny.

Helen Philipps said...

What a beautiful place for both hiking and biking! And that is a lovely fence you found!
Happy week, Diane!
Helen xox

Art and Sand said...

Gorgeous photos of yet again another lovely spot in your part of the world.

BIKE yes, hike maybe.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Hike instead of Bike for me! Looks like so much fun! What do you use for the bugs??

hugs, Linda

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'd rather ride a horse. :) If I still had one, that is. Do you know, I haven't been on a bike in years. I just couldn't master the hand brakes and fell off. haha! I prefer the brake petal. Wonder if they still make those? Lovely shots, Diane! The water looks so calm and the reflections are just beautiful!

cucki said...

Wow such a beautiful
Place
I love it
Hugs x

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Very pretty!!! I bet y'all will be there, biking, often!!!

Vee said...

I think I'd rather ride a bike, though I don't own one anymore. My daughter bikes daily and I'm sure that she'd appreciate that nice flat terrain. Very pretty, too.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Bike it!!! You get to see a lot more and as you said - it's cooler that way!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE seeing the heart of Florida!!!
Beautiful!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful photos, Diane! And what a gorgeous river shot. Love the names of the rivers there. I can't wait til I can bike again.

Rose said...

What a great discovery...such a beautiful place.

Ruth Kelly said...

Oh my, those reflection shots are breathtaking.

camp and cottage living said...

It looks like a gorgeous place to bike or hike!
I don't have a bicycle yet, so I have to hike. Diane.

Ela said...

You you showed a great place for active rest !
Beautiful photos !

20 North Ora said...

Sorry, but I don't like to hike and/or bike! LOL When we were in Alaska, I had to climb up a mountain 700 feet tall to do the zip lining. I really wasn't sure I could make it. But, I did - out of breath - but I made it. I'm just not an outdoor kind of girl.

Beautiful photos.

Judy

Introverted Art said...

this is absolutely amazing. you are just so cool!you find the best treasure and also the nicest places around.

JG said...

So picturesque, Diane! It's great that you take your camera with you. I like the fence on one side of the property & the use of the boulders/ rocks on the other sides.
~Judy

Ida said...

What a lovely place for you to go biking. Since I have a not so great knee I think hiking would be easier for me then bike riding is.

Raggedy Creations said...

lovely park, great fence. I don't like hot so I'm not sure which is worse, hiking or biking. Enjoy.

Felicia

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

That looks like a nice place to enjoy the fresh air. I prefer hiking and there are lots of beautiful trails around here.

Linda R said...

So many wonderful photos. I LOVE to Bike and hike.. But I do believe we do more hiking than biking.

Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Hugs~

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

If I had a bike I would rather bike, although I do love to hike. What a gorgeous place. Have fun. xo Laura

debi o'neille said...

Gorgeous photos! I like my bike, and I agree. It's cooler. :-)
Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

Shug said...

I'm guessing I had better stick with hiking.....even though I love to ride a bike, it doesn't love me....
I have had a broken nose and a broken collar bone from bike rides...both were separate wrecks!

Looks like a relaxing place...

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Definitely a perfect place to soak up the elements. It looks like a lot of fun.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diane, wow what fun you and your husband have together! You are getting great exercise and enjoying the scenery at the same time! I would love to do both hike and bike but I haven't been on a bike in a long time. I love all your pretty photos and thanks for sharing them. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
Julie

Jen Vandervoort said...

What a gorgeous place to visit. And I love your bikes, they are just what I was looking for, hmmm might need to go back and find one like that.

Jen

Musings from Kim K. said...

I just love all your adventures. Those reflection shots are amazing.
Josie has finally mastered riding her bike. This is finally going to be the summer of bike rides as a family!!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

looks lovely! I would love to be able to bike some trails around here

Doreen@househoneys said...

I would much rather bike, providing the roads are fairly flat ;).

I like that picture of you in the side mirror taking the picture Diane!

You have some lovely areas to explore, and isn't it always fun to find new places?

Kathy said...

Gorgeous spot to explore!

NanaDiana said...

Wow- What a beautiful place for a bike ride! Just gorgeous with the trail and the fences and the water!!! I am glad to see you are a smart biker and wear a helmet.

It looks like you are having really nice weather there this year! xo Diana

Margaret Adamson said...

What a wonderful place you have discovered to ride or run. Great fences and reflections.

Cindy said...

I live next to the Confederation trail in PEI. A few years back we would pick a location and load up the bikes and head to that spot and have a picnic and venture. I think it is time to get back to those days. This is a lovely spot to venture to bike ride

Maggie Ann said...

Wow...what a beautiful state! Your pictures are wonderful and it must be exhilerating to bike like you two do! My hubby works out at the gym and I have a stationary bike here at home. I'm glad you enjoyed 'Halftone'. Me too. I get addicted to my camera roll and all the fun apps. =) The white flower in the truckbed was a huge basket of white lobelia. I always planted bedding plants of lobelia before and they never last more than a month. So this time I'm trying the hanging baskets of it....one blue and one white in a shaded area under the trees. Wishing you a glorious day Diane...

Sam I Am...... said...

What a great biking/hiking trail. I love blogs and bloggers because you allow us to see a side of places we would never see otherwise. I'm not a "tourist attraction" person....you're showing me a side of Florida I've never seen....beautiful! Happy Trails.....literally.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a perfect place to walk, hike and bike! I enjoy walking and some hiking best as I've not been on a bike in probably 20 years! They've started paving the trails around our nearby city and some don't like it at all as it's hard on the body for avid walkers and runners but it is also more accessible for the elderly and those in wheelchairs. There are pros and cons to everything. There is gorgeous scenery along that trail for you to enjoy Diane. Stay cool and have a great weekend.

marilyn said...

What a great find...I bet you use all the trails...I'm a walker...never had a bike growing up...learning to ride now might be not so good.

Jean Berryessa said...

Thanks for the beautiful tour. S enjoy all the places you explore. Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

nookworm said...

Lucky you to live so close to this wonderful place. Nice pictures.

Elle Gallatin said...

Beautiful trails indeed. I love hiking, it's one of my fave past times.

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful photos!! I wish that I could still ride a bike, but my doctor say not no more riding a bike for me since I have bad knees. Not really suppose to hike either unless it is really a flat walking trail.
hugs,
Cindy