We left Tampa with our new (to us) RV on Sunday (will post the new RV soon) and headed for Cedar Key. I’m not even sure where Jim heard about Cedar Key or why he wanted us to go there, but I’m glad he found this cute little gem of a town! Eclectic doesn’t even begin to describe this town – it’s part history and the other part hippie. We only had one full day there, but we made the most of it and saw a lot of the area. We will definitely be back there to spend more time some day – it’s quickly become a favorite spot. We stayed at Sunset Isle RV Resort and Motel. Unfortunately we were unable to get a beachfront spot, as we booked the place Sunday morning (we were happy to get any spot!) I highly recommend a beach spot if you can get one – the sunsets are spectacular overlooking the Gulf Of Mexico and out onto the tiny islands that dot the Gulf there.
We also walked down the road a bit to Low Key Hideaway RV Park. There are only a few RV spots there – all are beachfront with a small deck for sitting on and all were reserved when we called there. However, we did walk around the resort a bit and it looks like a very colorful and fun place to stay as well.
We spent the day either walking around or driving around pretty much the whole town (it’s pretty small). There are several old falling down docks with nothing left but the pilings, that the local birds like to hang out on. There are old wood buildings that look like they’ve been there forever, housing restaurants and stores right downtown. We stopped and had lunch and a Margarita at 83 West, a kitschy, fun restaurant with seats at windows with no glass right on the water, with the birds enjoying the afternoon sunshine on the old dock just outside our window. We even got to watch a trio of dolphins playing in the waters outside our window. The food was great (we had crab dip and shrimp and fries basket).
All in all, the food was great, the people were nice, and the sunsets were spectacular. We can’t wait to go back soon!