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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Rumors Confirmed.



Our Location today is Moore Haven, Florida.

That was very strange! We had the alarm clock set to wake for 7:00 this morning and we still slept the way we’re supposed to.  We woke minutes before the time the alarm was set for and felt rested and alert.
Fog stayed around until noon today.
That still didn’t give us time to drag our feet because after eating breakfast and making the bed we were out the door before 8:00. We drove the short distance under foggy conditions over to Elaine and Rick Cochrane’s RV and waited as they were coming out. They also had friends and neighbors that were also getting ready to come along.
 
At 8:00 sharp there was a small convoy of vehicles driving down highway 27 towards Lakeport, Florida to attend their yearly Sour Orange Festival. The entire trip was under the same foggy condition but the word was we needed to be there for the completion of opening ceremonies. This was our first time attending and had only heard rumors but thought there was only one way to put it to rest and that was to experience it ourselves.
 
 
 
 
The first thing was parking which cost an entire two dollars. Then we followed Elaine into the Civic building where a line had already formed. This line was so we could purchase a pie but not just any pie but a Sour Orange Pie. These pies are mass produced by people who volunteer to do this so they can raise funds to support children’s activities for the community of Lakeport. Pies are sold by the slice and as an entire pie. Everyone from our group ordered a pie to go but to pick-up before we left. Elaine also purchased a single slice with multiple forks allowing everyone in the group a sample of what they had just purchased. At that very moment Kathy and I knew that what we had heard was no rumor but the truth. You will probably never taste a better pie in your life.
 

Kathy standing by while Elaine takes a picture and Rick Chuckles because he sees me.
Elaine shocked to see her picture being taken.
After ordering your pie you were encouraged to take part in a local Quilt competition. There were three categories to select a winner for but they were all beautiful.
Outside we did our walk around checking the vendors that were selling mostly homemade crafts and preserves. By 10:00 the fog finally burned off and the outdoor entertainment started. We’d eaten our breakfast earlier than what we normally do but Kathy and I each had a pulled pork sandwich from Blazing Swine Barbecue. They do not use propane only hardwood and you could tell the difference in the taste. By 1:00 we were wearing out from the 81 F (27 C) and the sun shining directly down on us so Kathy went and picked up our Sour Orange pie and we said good bye to the rest of the gang and left.  
Burning Sugar Cane field.
On our way back to the trailer I noticed the fuel gauge starting to get low so we stopped at the Shell station about a mile from the camp. Once I had fueled and settled the bill I came outside the building to quite a site. They had lit the Sugar Cane field across the road on fire. I hollered to Kathy in the truck who was confused as to what I was saying over some strange noise she was hearing. We weren’t in any danger but when you’re not used to the process it can be alarming.
Sour Orange Pie. Delicious!
Back at the trailer while I was busy opening the windows to get a breeze going Kathy cut us each a slice of Sour Orange pie. It really isn’t sour and the slight aftertaste only makes you want to eat more. The answer is the rumor is true. Sour Orange Pies are delicious!
Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms and Chow Chow for supper.
Tomorrow we’re off on another adventure that we have only seen in pictures but never in person and you’re welcome to follow along. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

You Might Be a Redneck If

Your family stays cool by sitting on the porch naked.

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a fun, foggy day enjoying pie. It that good for your diet?

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  2. I have never heard of Sour Orange Festival. The pie does sound delicious.

    When we are in Mission, TX, we hate when they burn that sugar cane. The black pieces go ever where. It travels for miles and miles. Not a simple thing to clean off the rig either.

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  3. I've never heard of Sour Orange Pie.. but I like lemon merangue, so I'm sure I'd like it. Looks like a fun-filled day.

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