Monday, June 18, 2018

Do you want to go to Micanopy, FL?

Let’s take a drive through the countryside to experience this delightful ‘Old Florida’ town. It’s the oldest inland town in Florida and has about 600 residents.


It was a beautiful day to take a drive. I love taking the backroads, don’t you?


And because of the rains we’ve had, everything is nice and green.


I just have to show a close up of these horses. (taken out of my side window…yes, I slowed down and there was no traffic on this road)


Micanopy was having a very slow, laid back day as well.


So I walked and walked taking pics everywhere I went. (enough for a ‘few’ posts!lol)


A couple of popular movies were filmed here. Doc Hollywood and Cross Creek….Cross Creek is one of my OLD TIME favorite movies. If you haven’t seen it….find it and enjoy! It’s based on the book by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.


Plenty of parking downtown…that’s my BMW tucked safely in the parallel parking. (we’ll get back to that in a few minutes!)


Time to walk…






Lots to see and plenty of interesting shops to browse.


A stress free day! WHAT? I was almost back to my car when I heard CRASH!!!


A car wreck right next to my car. So much for stress free! It was a miserable day for several people so I said a quick prayer for them.


Time to GO!!!


I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE.


Sandy said...

People don't really know how beautiful Florida really is if they only state on Interstate 75 and visit Disney. This is the Florida I love!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love Micanopy! Cute little antique stores and shops. There was a woman who lived on the main street and had a very colorful painted house. People kept coming up and walking in her door thinking it was a shop. So she asked me to make a colorful mosaic sign that said "private" on it!

Susie said...

Diane, So glad your car was not involved. :) I love the building with the old coke cola sign on it. So pretty. I like taking the back roads and seeing things long forgotten by time. Blessings for a beautiful fun new week there. xoxo, Susie

Latane Barton said...

A lovely little town that I had never heard of. Glad that wreck didn't end up banging into your car.

Maggie said...

Micanopy looks like the perfect place to experience Florida as it once was, I'd really enjoy strolling those leafy streets and popping in and out of the old stores. Thanks for showing us this side of Florida, so many years and miles away from Theme Park craziness!
Happy MM.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I do not think we have been to this town. I love all the big trees.
I am glad your car was not hit. Great post. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...


You did a marvelous job of capturing the soul of Florida.

podso said...

I've been there! It is a wonderful place to visit! Thanks for the memories.

Stacey said...

So glad they didn't crunch your car!

We do love to take little drives to small towns. They are the heart and soul of America! It's always fun to see how lush everything is in Florida.

Terri D said...

Micanopy is on my list of road trips! We have a friend who lives there and need to get up there for a visit. You got some great shots!!

Linda Kay said...

Looks like a lovely place to visit. We were on backroads in Texas this past weekend as well.

happyone said...

I would have liked to take that walk with your. Lovely town.
Too bad about the crash though. I too say a prayer when I see something like that happen.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Fascinating post Diane....beautiful horses! Always interesting to see how others live. Thanks for sharing your drive.
Happy Mosaic Monday!

Jill said...

What a charming little town! Love all the photos and I will have to look up Cross Creek, haven't seen that one before :-) Prayers for those involved in the crash! Have a wonderful afternoon!


Karen said...

What a lovely old Florida town! My favorite kind.


I am glad it wasn't your car involved in any way--what a lovely town--maybe some day I will get to visit it!!!
thanks for the photos and the trip--

Vee said...

Very pretty backroad drive and, yes, I always enjoy taking the backroad.

Lorrie said...

I've not been to Micanopy, but it looks like a pretty town to visit and spend an afternoon. I have been to St. Augustine and loved it! Too bad about the crash, hope no one was injured.

Angie said...

Yes, backroads are the way to go. My hubby and I love to pick a basic route and then just let the wandering take over. Fascinating journeys and experiences every time! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us!

Linda said...

That's a neat old town! Love the horses.

stardust said...

I prefer backroads, too. What pretty horses! Your photos show that the rain deepened the green color and cleaned the air. Micanopy is such a smal, raid-back, charming city. A pleasant walk through lovely architectures.


Anonymous said...

Not able to view your pictures! Sounds that Micanopy is a wonderful place to visit and add them in my visit list:)

Arlene @Nanaland said...

I love backroads but Marvin is an expressway kind of guy. The photo of the old stone could be a painting. I would buy one!!

Debbie said...

The road less traveled, always the way to go!! This looks like an interesting town, it does not look like Florida to me! Too bad about the accident, seeing that always puts a little sadness in the day!!

A beautiful group of pictures!!

HWIT BLOGG said...

I really love the backroads and this is so beautiful - love it! I must visit Florida :)
Have a great week...

BeachGypsy said...

Love all these pretty pictures, my friend! Love the roads, the trees, the little towns. I love little places like that. And I LOVE YOUR FLORIDA BACK much to see and enjoy. No disney for us, ha ha LOl. I will do Weeki Wachee state park though! ha ha My favorite picture is the one of the green chair. Glad you stopped by and that y'all were able to walk early that day. No walking for us yesterday or today.......too dang hot. We have lil granddaughter a few nights a week now and that takes quite a bit of my energy as well. Hope you are having a real good week!

BeachGypsy said...

P.S.---and aren't those old timey Coke sign murals on the sides of old buildings just SO NEAT TO SEE???!! love those

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

That looks like such a nice town to visit and I love all of the photos you took. I do not know too much about FL but I sure learn a lot from you! I love your fancy car and so happy that your car was ok.
Hope you enjoy the week and stress free.

Small City Scenes said...

What a quaint old town. Thanks for the tour.

Cranberry Morning said...

What a great place to walk and collect a few photos for blog and whatnot! It looks so interesting!! I love getting out to walk and now that summer is here, everything is so green, just like there.

Carla from The River said...

I would love to walk here, what a fun place.
Thank you for taking us along .. now I need to come visit for real. ;-)
Love, Carla

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for sharing your drive along. We had a welcome bit if rain. And some cool instead of hot hot days.
Happy you dropped by my blog this week


Little Wandering Wren said...

I have friends in Florida - I hear your tennis facilities are awesome! I haven't been to Florida for many. many years I can't wait to visit someday. It looks so lush and green, peaceful and calm and of course, for me, the thing I miss most living in Asia is the fresh air! Sorry to hear about the fender bender close to you, glad everyone was ok.
Wren x

Debby Ray said...

Well that really looks like a great little town to explore...I just love places like that...great photos! I am so glad that pretty car of yours was able to get away unscathed...WHEW! Hope there were no injuries! Happy 1st day of summer!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I enjoyed seeing this old-time Florida town through your eyes and camera lens, Diane! It's very pretty and sounds like it has many nice sights to see. I'm sorry about the car crash, however, and glad it was not your car! Hope no one was hurt!

Lowcarb team member said...

Phew! So pleased your car was not involved.

I enjoyed your photographs.

All the best Jan

Pam said...

Oh my...thank you for taking me along with you on your tour of this amazing little town. I love it. I esp love the Garage Bldg and the older bldg with the Cola sign. How sweet is that place?