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To me, the road to Aripeka is like a road to Old Florida. I just enjoy driving the route (a narrow two-lane road that winds through marsh and wetlands). What is 'exciting' is looking to the left and right on your way to the village of Aripeka and realizing the water is often just about 1 ft below the road's surface. This is very much akin to the Ozello Trail back road to Ozella and the restaurant Peck's Old Port Cove.
- Anywhere along the road to capture a sunset (be careful, limited access for parking)
- Aripeka Post Office
- Norfleet's General store and Fish Camp
Wiki ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aripeka,_Florida
Fivay History ... http://www.fivay.org/aripeka.html
Norfleet General Store ... www.suncoastnews.com/news/already-a-historical-fixture-little-norfleet-s-store-in-aripeka-now-has-its-own-calendar/article_7f1f2cae-d965-11eb-a843-1f72738006db.html
Flickr (Aripeka) Photo Stream ... www.flickr.com/photos/ghs1922/albums/72157629229771310
Today at 5:30 am, Don took a 30 minute ride to Aripeka to photograph possibly new photos and find Babe Ruth's hunting and fishing cabin. I was excited about revisiting after viewing the 60next trip.+ images and information found in the Resources (above) during my website updates this month. Check out what we found below.
About Babe's place: I met a retired couple walking their dog on the bridge. The had who moved to Aripeka 2 years ago and knew the area. They shared with me that the cabin was in the woods, but hard to find because it was almost completely collapsed due to neglect and weather. A quick look for the site (near Liberty Ave near their home (yellow color) by the bridge ... I could not find it. Maybe another time when we are in the area.