Crawfordville is in a remote area and early in the morning several miles out of town a black panther (Jaguar) crossed the road in front of us. It was about the size of the Mountains Lions we see in Arizona and was definitely a large black cat, not a black bear.
The Hampton Springs Hotel Site is near Perry. The hotel was built in 1908 on the site of some Sulphur springs and at one time there was a Casino, Ballroom, Covered Pool, Golf and Tennis Courts, Railway Depot, Hunting and Fishing Lodge, elaborate fountains and gardens, and a bottling plant to bottle the spring water for customers around the nation. It was abandoned after burning down in 1954.
After a stop in Crystal River I was off to Orlando for another adventure in flying. It's a great way to get somewhere if you have the time.