Oscar Scherer State Park Site #95
Not a “power walk”, did that yesterday. Just a walk walk.
I might want to sign up for next year.
I walk up to the Nature Center to see
if the Vegetable man is there.
Nope, Not Yet.
Pancakes and sausage and coffee. $2.00
week on Thursday morning from 8 to 10am.
They also man the Nature Center from 10 to 3:00
every day and have many other activities and events.
It is quite a big group of dedicated volunteers
who also help out the park in many
other maintenance type ways as well.
strawberries and oranges and tangerines and tomatoes
and beets and bread and I can’t remember what else.
It’s great to have him come right to the park and
sell the local Amish community’s things.
Saves us the time and gas of going out to find them.
And I hate to drive so this is really Terrific.
and take the bikes out for a spin on the Legacy Trial
which runs beside the park.
The trail runs from just south of the city of Sarasota
to Venice following the former CSX railroad corridor.
historic Venice train depot, have lunch, and come back.
of the trail. Neither of us thinks to get a
picture of the other riding along.
street crossing. Across we go and back into the trees.
highway. WOW! You can go around but
we take the challenge and both go over in a
and shortly the train station.
We learn all about it from the
historic sign just outside.
A Mediterranean design, it was built in 1927,
and was the last stop on the Seaboard Air Line Railway
which ran from Richmond Virginia to Sarasota and then Venice.
Until passenger trains quit running, in 1971,
the train station was the arrival point for people
interested in buying property in the new town
being developed by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers;
and later, the cadets of the Kentucky Military Institute,
arriving around Christmas to stay until nearly Easter.
The last train to use the station, belonged to Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus,
which made its winter home in Venice from 1960
until the train tracks were no longer usable in 1992.
No place calls out as a lunch spot.
So we hop on the bikes and turn back to
also looking for lunch.
remember there was a park just off to the right.
for our lunch, but also a community compost
behind our picnic bench.
I think are hooded mergansers. Hope
Judy will let me know if I’m incorrect.
side trail into the park, David notices this weight limit sign.