- Official website
- Google Map link
- A terrific museum that’s worth the short drive from Ocala
- Neat tidbit: The author’s husband took all the furniture and put it away in storage after the author died because the property was donated to the university to be used as a writer’s retreat. The husband did not want the furniture destroyed or lost. When the university handed the property over to the state, the husband took the furnishing out of storage and with the help of the maid, put everything back the way it was. It was this little thought that made the experience worthwhile.
Vicky just published her post about Ocala, Florida where we completed a month-long house sitting assignment. It was my first time really exploring the area and I have to admit I was very surprised and thoroughly enjoyed my time there.
Check out her post, Fun Things to Do in Ocala, Florida.
Why I Picked This Book
I always enjoy reading historical nonfiction books.
It’s a terrific way to gain insight into the local area including the people who lived there, what life was like at the time, and then super-impose that knowledge onto my own experience.
In this case, my experience is limited to three years of living and 15 years of visiting the cape. I always tell folks that “it’s another world when you cross the Bourne (or the Sagamore) Bridge onto the cape.” And to add the little tidbits often found in books like these only enhances the experience.
What I Enjoyed About This Book
Right away, the author introduced herself and explained her experience working for the Cape Cod Times gave her access to additional unpublished records. Before I made it halfway through the book, I could tell that the book will change the way I look at “life on the cape”.
To be continued.
- Started reading on: January 23, 2020
- Finished reading on: To be announced.