Grace Manor Bed and Breakfast, in Historic Greenville, Florida

BY Tommy Thompson | Jan 22, 2016 | Food and Dining

    Before I extol the beauty and comfort of Grace Manor B&B, a few words about Greenville.  Located between Monticello and Madison on US90, Greenville was an early rail hub for a booming forest products industry.  In fact, it was at one time a larger town than either Monticello or Madison, the Madison County […]

Small Town Escape: Alachua, the Main Street of Natural North Florida

BY Tommy Thompson | Jul 23, 2015 | Families

Don’t be fooled by all the new development, gas stations and fast food outlets when you exit I-75 at Exit #399, US441.  You’re in the town of Alachua (pronounced Al-ach-u-way) in rural Alachua County (pronounced Al-ach-u-wah).  And you’re in a real gem of a Natural North Florida town. The restoration of downtown Alachua is impressive, […]

Take A Walking Tour of Historic Micanopy in Alachua County, FL

BY Tommy Thompson | Mar 20, 2015 | Events and Family Activities

Founded in 1822, Micanopy, FL is the oldest inland settlement in the state.  And it’s still an interesting place to spend a day, just walking and shopping in the many antique and collectable shops found there.  Located about 15 miles south of Gainesville, Micanopy is located between two prominent prehistoric lake beds, Paynes Prairie and […]

Headed to Cedar Key, FL? Cedar Cove Condos Is A Great Place To Stay (and Eat!)

BY Tommy Thompson | Mar 01, 2015 | Fishing

If you’re headed to Cedar Key, Cedar Cove Condos is a great place to stay.  All rooms have balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, and it’s just a short walk to the shops and restaurants in “downtown” Cedar Key.  It’s also a quick walk to Cedar Key’s waterfront park, where you can rent a kayak […]