Biker's Weekend at Sawmill Campground
Bill and I needed a weekend away together so we decided to go to Sawmill Campground in Dade City, Florida.
It just so happened to be Biker's Weekend. On Saturday, April 18, 2009 there was to be a bike ride so we decided to join in with the group.
The trip was to be a 3-4 hours drive for a total of 42 miles with several stops along the way.
Our first stop was to fuel up all of the bikes so we headed for Brooksville to fill up at the Hess Gas Station. Then off we went.
Our first stop was at the Boyett's Orange Grove and Zoo. Last year Mr. Boyett was held up and shot during the hold up so we decided to support his business. This place was our in the country. It was an old orange grove that housed an old time country store, an aquarium, a dinosaur museum, a zoo and a menagerie of other strange stuff. It was an adventure but everyone appeared to have a good time. After spending some time there we headed out for a long ride before the next stop.
We stopped at the Pioneer Florida Village Museum in Dade City. It was a large outdoor museum of Florida History. There were many old displays along with old historical buildings and equipment. I learned very much from this place. We spent a long time here also but it was very much worth the stop.
We then were to go to the Dade City Museum but it was closed for the day. So we headed out for another long ride in the country. The road was windy and narrow but it was a thrill ride.
We then returned to the campground. Upon our return, we were treated to a wonderful picnic dinner. The dinner included grilled chicken, baked beans, potato salad, and drinks. We all gathered at the picnic and had a great time sharing stories with each other. We met some people from all over the state and some who lived near us.
That evening was a country/western outdoor dance.