The last couple of days on Cedar Key were surreal without all our NuCrew around. We spent some time over at the Low-Key Hideaway, as they hired Chris to tweak their WiFi network for better performance. We enjoyed getting to know some more of the locals around the Tiki Bar, as well as our new neighbors in the campground.
And we had one of the most magnificent sunsets yet. The water was so still, that it was like having a 2-for-1 happy hour special.
On Tuesday, we took our last walk into town for lunch – a ritual that we have come to most enjoy. We said good by to more friends we made in Cedar Key along the way. We said our good-byes to the office staff at Sunset Isles RV Park and picked up the last packages we had due to arrive.
It was difficult to do, but yesterday morning we fired up the 2-stroke and pulled out of Cedar Key. But not before another blog reader, unknown to us, stopped over to say hi. It feels like Cedar Key is a place we could just plop down long term and we’d have no shortage of nomadic rendezvouses cycling non-stop on our porch.
We drove about an hour south to Crystal River, where we stopped in for a visit to the county tax collector’s office to handle getting our Florida driver’s licenses and vehicle tags. A lengthy process we have been planning and gathering paperwork for since November. It went much smoother than anticipated, and even cheaper once they pulled up my driving record to find I already had a Florida tag I could transfer.
I’ll follow-up with a full post on why we’ve legally moved our domicile to Florida from South Dakota, the process, the costs and the benefits for us.
After becoming Floridians, we completed our drive into Spring Hill where we’ll be for the next 10 days visiting with Chris’ folks. After that, we’re hoping my dad is feeling up for some Central Florida adventuring with us before we eventually head back to Melbourne.
For now, we’re trying to adapt to being back in a place with stop lights and ample shopping.
We’ll leave you with some more sunset shots, and may be back to share a compilation of the best from our month in Cedar Key.
We’ve had some requests on Facebook to make these shots available for purchase – but not sure if it would be worth the effort and expense. But if you’re interested, let us know what formats might be appealing (prints, calendar, book, etc.) and we’ll give it some thought.