Where off to Gainesville folks! See the green star on the map?
It’s located right off from Interstate #75.
First off let me tell you this…the country side in Gainesville is unlike any that you would imagine being in Florida. There are beautiful gently rolling green pastures and flowing moss on stately oak trees in north Florida. If I wasn’t a rivah chick I’d love to live in North Florida!
They also have sinkholes over in the center of the state. One ancient one is the Devil’s Millhopper, a 120 foot deep sinkhole that you can walk down steps to the bottom. Not a big attraction for me because I have bad knees and can’t do stairs. But you might like it.
So tell me….
When you think of Florida gators do you think of University of Florida?
It’s the home of the University of Florida Gators. The U of F has cranked out such notables as: Tim Tebow, Actress Faye Dunnaway, and country singer Mel Tillis, just to name a few.
Southeast Gainesville Residential District contains 94 historical buildings. Beautiful examples of diverse architecture like this one above. It is the Sweetwater Branch Inn Bed and Breakfast formerly the Mary
Phifer McKenzie House.
There is also Paynes Prairie. Yep you are seeing correctly. Florida has several prairies running down the center of the state.
And there’s a nice viewing platform just off I -75.
Speaking of things to see... you might also like…
…to see the giant Victoria water lilies at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville.
Well that’s it for Gainesville. The only other thing I might go there for is to visit a childhood friend that I have known since she was two and I was four. She’s been a keeper!
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Have a great Fourth of July week!~Ames