Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Alfred Maclay Gardens State Park and Tally Rally

11-15 March

Heading south from the COE park, we stopped at the Alfred Maclay Gardens State Park.  In 1923 Alfred Maclay purchased several properties that created a 3760-acre estate he called Killearn after his ancestral village in Scotland.  The gardens were continuously improved until his death in 1944.  In 1953, his wife donated the gardens portion of the estate to the state of Florida.   Their home on the property is open to the public. 

The primary destination of this trip was the “Skinny Winnie” rally at the Tallahassee fairgrounds. This was our fourth rally we have attended with this group.  There were 57 rigs at this event.  We had a good time, and everyone worked at having some social distancing as it was becoming very obvious that the virus was becoming a big threat.  We were having such a good time that we really did not take many pictures.

It seems pretty clear that this was our last trip for an unknown length of time until this virus is brought under control.  The group has kept in touch and as of today no one at the rally has become ill.  We have been staying home since we returned and plan to stay here until further notice.  Everyone stay safe!


Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

With these uncertain times it is very wise to stay hunkered down.
Be Safe and Enjoy the Isolation.

It's about time.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

It must have been hard to practise social distancing at that rally. Rallies equal lots of hugs and handshakes so I can't imagine how much restraint was practised. Glad you had a great time anyway. :c)

Nickie and Jim said...

We used to enjoy walking the McClay Gardens when we lived in Tallahassee. It's a lovely spot on this earth. We can't wait to get Out and About one of these days ...!

Sherry said...

Thanks you guys for your comment on my blog. I felt like I hadn't heard from you in a while so I looked up to see what you'd posted and found I had read this one. I think you fell off of my blog list when I started the new blog after David's death. It was nice to see your pictures of the gardens from back when things had not turned into this nightmare we are living with fires and hurricanes and a pandemic and protests and political strife.