I awoke to a little head cold, but we got the day off to a great start anyway with a trip to the Front Porch Restaurant and Pie Shop in Dunnellen, FL. It is a family business now starting its third generation and obviously the place where the locals go.
Their prices were a little higher than I would expect for a purely local place but I think that’s due to the amount of tourist and snowbirds that come through the area.
While the others had basic breakfast food, I ordered the Breakfast Bowl for $9.49 which was potatoes, onions, peppers, cheese, sausage, and ham, topped with two over easy eggs and sausage gravy and served with a real biscuit - the potatoes were down in there somewhere.
Everyone enjoyed their meals and I thought mine was delicious. We topped off the meal by sharing a large slice of their famous pie - Apple Pie With Walnuts and Caramel.
After breakfast and some meds, they convinced me to drive about an hour down to Crystal River for a little Manatee viewing and just as last time there were plenty. The girls viewed them from a bridge but I couldn’t park there so here are a couple of shots from our previous trip – they saw about 15 in just a few minutes.
Then we drove over to Hunter Springs Park and by looking hard we saw a couple more in the choppy water but it was interesting watching the snorkelers watch them – the park has a nice swimming area.
I was still feeling puny on Wed so I just piled up in the coach while the girls went off to explore shopping opportunities in Dunnellen. I was surprised that they stayed gone for several hours, then for supper, they brought home a pretty good Cuban sandwich from Penn Station Deli & Grill. We all enjoy sitting around a camp fire so Cindy bought a little firewood from the office and we sat around and visited until it got pretty chilly and the fire was dying down.
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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
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