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Feb 4, 2015 - Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki means a place to learn, a place to remember in the Seminole language. It's the name of the museum on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation south of Clewiston that we visited today. We learned quite a bit about the Seminole tribe in Florida. The museum was built in the late 90's with profits from the Seminole gaming operations in Florida to tell the story of the tribe. It present Seminole history and culture through a number of displays and movie. The Seminole were fairly late arrivers to Florida and are decedents of the...

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Feb 3, 2015 - The British Were Here

I was looking for something to do today while Sue went to a craft class today so I did a little research on Clewiston. The town played a role in WWII before the US got involved by hosting Royal Air Force pilot trainees. Because of the weather and the fact that Great Britain lost air superiority over the British Isles in late 1940, they decided they could no longer train pilots in their own air space because it was too dangerous. The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan was a massive, joint military aircrew training program created by the...

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Jan 30, 2015 - Sugarland

I finished working yesterday. We needed to move out of Markham Park and Range as there were no sites available for the weekend. Unfortunately we didn't get to use the pistol range before leaving because of limited hours. We headed northwest into the Lake Okeechobee area and will be staying the weekend at the Clewiston/Lake Okeechobee RV Park. I had a tough time finding a place with open sites for the weekend. There must be a ton of snowbirds down here this year escaping the "global warming" covering the northeast. Clewiston is known as...

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Jan 14, 2013 - Sugar Cane Tour

I and 22 other women from Carefree went to Clewiston to go on a 4 1/2 hour tour of the sweetest town in the U.S. where the United States Sugar Corporation grows and processes sugar cane and makes orange juice. We met at the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, saw their museum and a short film, and then were driven by bus to the fields and refineries. We also had a buffet lunch at the Clewiston Inn and got a tour of part of the city to see where the founders lived and see the levee that separates the town from Lake Okeechobee. Sugar cane is an...

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Nov 13, 2011 - Crooked Hook RV Park, Clewiston, Florida

We moved our motorhome to this park to cut the time spent on the road traveling between home (remember home is where ever our motorhome is parked) and Fort Lauderdale. The park is located along Route 27 across the highway from Lake Okeechobee's south west shore. There were Orange Groves to the west of the park and sugar fields surrounding the park on two sides. A short drive to the south east was the start of the Everglades. Although the Everglades were just about at our front door in driving terms the actual Everglades National Park was...

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Mar 14, 2011 - Leaving the Keys

On our last day on the Keys, we decided to relax on the beach, read, and begin to chart our course north. From 6-10 p.m. a performer named Yankee Jack was scheduled to play at the camp's outdoor pub. We heard him warming up from our campsite, and we decided to stop by. It turned out to be a great evening. He was funny, talented and versatile, singing a wide variety of blues and ballads, with a healthy dose of Jimmy Buffett favorites. All ages were dancing, even a small, limber four-year old with long blond hair. She reminded us so much of...

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Nov 10, 2010 - Jacksonville, FL to Clewiston, FL

Traveling with Carol, Lou & Beau ................. After we left Jacksonville, we arrived in Clewiston in just one day, and checked into the Clewiston/Lake Okeechobee KOA. It is very close to the Everglades. Mosquitoes love it here, so I don't go out after dark. Lou goes out with Beau, if he needs to. Chris, Jessica and Blade are living here in the park. Jessica is a teacher on an Indian Reservation and Chris works out of his RV as a computer programmer. Blade goes to a sitter during the day. Lou spends quality time with Blade. He is a dear...

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Trip Journal

Girl on the Road

May 26, 2010 - Ft. Myers to Clewiston on Lake Okeechobee

While still in Ft. Myers we felt it was time to check Dande's fuel filters since she was running about 3-4 mph slower than she usually does. The mechanic said we had built up some algae. So we added chemicals to the fuel tank and off we went. It was a perfect traveling day up the Caloosahatchee River to Clewiston, on the perimeter of the Lake. Went through 2 small locks. We spent the night after some food and brew at the notable Tiki Bar & Restaurant at Roland Martin's Fish Camp and Marina.

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Dec 25, 2009 - Clewiston update

How time flies, its Christmas day and 6 days since the last update: Weather has been great and cool at night but we haven't had to use the heaters at night. Still getting things ship shape on the coach - we had some sun screens made for the front windows - there is a tremendous amount of heat generated if the sun shines through the big window in the front, these screens block out 80% of the UV but allow us to see out and have more privacy inside. We have been looking for an alternative RV site for January and found one in Webster FL, its...

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Dec 18, 2009 - Welcome Canada Quebec event

On the 17th the nearby town of Clewiston had events to welcome the Canadians from Quebec. The day started with a golf tournament and dinner. We didn't attend, but we did go to the evening festivities in downtown Clewiston where they closed off Bond street. There were samples and booths from local vendors and local entertainers. For a small town we we impressed with the effort. The locals seemed surprised that not all of Canada is French. Last night we went to dinner at the Clewiston Inn the finest establishment in town for dinner and the 2...

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Dec 12, 2009 - Clewiston FL

Still here in Clewiston I see its 12 days since we made the last post, wow how time flies. Its been quite warm here and still is, they're expecting to set record high today 87 degrees F or (30 degrees C) with high humidity - phew! its been nice temps at night going down to 59/15 degrees. Its been fun tring to get things organized with the coach there are a number of things that need attention and its a constant maintenance update I just make a list and work on one a day fortunately the hardware store is just a short bike ride down the...

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Dec 1, 2009 - Clewiston, Florida - December destination

Sorry I messed this entry up and deleted it by mistake - will redo later Dec 12 Arrived in Clewiston without any real delays it was a straight drive down Hwy 27 it wasn’t a major interstate so there were a few traffic lights as we went through a few small towns - I think our average speed was 57 MPH so it wasn’t to bad - about 190 miles The site is large, surrounded by French Canadians and overlooks the lake in the park. Facilities look OK, there’s a nice pool and recreation center and the town is very close by with lots of Spanish and...

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