Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Cross Florida Greenway “Good Fences”

We hiked a new trail last weekend.

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It was the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway trail. (or a small part of it)

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We hiked for 2 hours which is about our limit but it was such a beautiful day.

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It’s always exciting to go on a trail we’ve never been on before.

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You just never know what you’ll see or ‘hear’!

We heard 2 owls calling back and forth to each other, ‘who cooks for you’! We also saw a hawk fly low to the ground right in front of us across the trail. It was nice to see a few other hikers, a couple of bikes and then THIS!!!

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It was a first for us!

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Meeting a horse drawn carriage!

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Walk on!

I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party.

38 comments:

Amy Jo said...

I have seen the sign on 75 but I have never knew exactly what it was. I'm glad you shared it with us. How neat to find a horse drawn buggy along the way.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Pat said...

So nice to see some color and beautiful weather. Deep freeze here in MD. I have been getting photos from my daughter, who is in FL this week with my niece. Your photos are lovely

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Now the horse drawn wagon is my style of being outdoors! Fun!!
hugs,
Linda

Linda Kay said...

What a wonderful walk you had in the forest, and the horse drawn carriage was really a treat. Enjoy your day!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Well that's an interesting sight to see on a walking trail! Neat!

TexWisGirl said...

the carriage is neat! i love the barred owls and their calls, too. :)

eileeninmd said...

I love to hear the Barred Owl calling.. This looks like a wonderful place for a walk.. I love the horse and carriage..Great photos, enjoy your day!

Kim Orcutt said...

Looks like a beautiful hike with a wonderful surprise!
Kim

Rose said...

You have done it! Your line Walk ON now has a song stuck in my head...again. I Just got over it being stuck in my head for a week!
(Walk On by U2)

Anyway, that gate just makes me want to see what is beyond it so bad.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Always love to see your hiking pictures and adventures!! So fun! I just love the out doors, we have negative 20 wind chills here today...I can't wait for warmer temps! So fun to enjoy a new trail!! Have a great day! xo Holly

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I haven't seen a horse drawn carriage since the last time I was at Jackson Square in New Orleans. What a fun hike!!!

Daytona Damsel said...

My late husband and I have hiked many trails in Florida. Florida has such diverse areas to explore. I live full time in Daytona Beach. Where in central Florida do you live.
Debbie

20 North Ora said...

Beautiful place for a hike!

Judy

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

How fun. I love to explore new trails, too. Can't wait for warm weather. xo Laura

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Looks like a lovely hike and don't you both look so cute and fit! I have heard that owl call and never knew which owl made it until I read Tex's comment - now I know! The horse drawn carriage is a wonderful thing to see! Enjoy your weekend! xo Karen

Shug said...

How neat.... I would so have enjoyed hearing the owls. And..who would ever expect the buggy and horse! lol.
Quite cute.

Ida said...

Nice gate leading you onto the trail. Looks like a lovely place to take a nature hike. How fun to see the horse drawn carriage.

NanaDiana said...

How cool is that horse and buggy!?! What fun, Diane. Glad you enjoyed your hike. xo Diana

Jen Vandervoort said...

I'm still looking for signs of alligators around there...? Hmmmm don't see any.

Love that horse drawn carriage...too cute for words.

Hope that you are feeling much better.

Jen

Felicia said...

Oh how lovely. I thought you were going to show a snake!!!!!!!!lol.

a pretty place to hike.

Carla from The River said...

How fun! I just love all the adventures you have. "Who, cooks for you"...I know that owl too. ;-)
Have a great weekend.
xx oo
Carla

Primitive Stars said...

Evening, love the trail, rusty fence and all. Looks so nice with no snow on the ground.Blessings Francine.

Margaret Adamson said...

Looks lie a wonderful place for a walk.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It looks beautiful ! :)

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Keep having fun hiking and spending time with your husband my friend.
Hugs,
Arlette

Helen Philipps said...

Such a lovely place to hike, Diane! How interesting to see the horse and carriage too.
Happy weekend!
Helen xox

Diane said...

You'd never be able to take a two hour hike here-- waaaaaaaaay too cold! Glad you can get out. Pretty horse!

Cranberry Morning said...

You two are so cute!! And what fun to meet a horse-drawn carriage! They didn't offer a ride?? :-)

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane, I have been so busy this week sorry I did not visit you sooner! Your library sounds so nice and like your new books. The doll outfits your friend made are so nice and she did a great jb sewing them! How nice to be able to do hiking! It's sounds like you had a nice week! Enjoy the weekend!
Julie xo

Vee said...

Diane! I have never seen you weat pants...shorts or a skirt or two, but pants is something new!

Oh I'd like to "go for a walk" with that carriage. Wicked cute!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful place for a hike! I love the horse-drawn carriage. Bet that was quite a surprise! It would be fun to ride in it along that trail.
Have a nice weekend!

handmade by amalia said...

Thanks for inviting us along this hike! What a pretty trail and you two look to be enjoying yourselves.
Amalia
xo

Donna said...

Great looking carriage horse!

Linda Walker said...

Diane,
Seeing these photos makes me long for spring. I can't wait to get outside on a warm(er) day so we can go for a hike!
What a treat to see a horse drawn wagon along the way! I have run into horses before on hiking trails but never a wagon! Enjoy the rest of the weekend Diane!
xo
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Red Rose Alley said...

That must have been a thrill for you to see a horse drawn carriage on one of your hikes. That horse in a beauty. You are getting to be quite the hiker, Diane.

Have a good week ahead.

love, ~Sheri

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What fun you had - love the horse. I'm slowly catching up on reading blogs - being in the hospital really makes one get behind.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

LOVE the horse and buggy!!! Instead of walking the dog - they're walking the horse!!! The Trail is lovely!!

September Violets said...

Catching up with you Diane :)
What a beautiful trail you discovered. The owls and hawk sound amazing. The couple in the buggy don't look very happy. My sister and I used to ride horses on trails, and just loved it!
Wendy