The third in a series on the riverside complex in Apalachicola that was once Boss Oyster, Carolines Restaurant, and the Apalachicola River Inn. This post focuses on the River Inn and Carolines.
All the images, high-def and full-size, are part of my Abandoned/ Out of Business gallery:
The Apalachicola River Inn
On Saturday, March 13 a 200-yard wide EF1 tornado with winds of 110MPH ripped through Ocala, Florida. Trees, fences, and some structures were damaged. A recent foggy sunrise created an eerie damaged landscape.
March 17, 2022
A piece of Florida tradition... Florida kitsch... is disappearing. Robinson's Pecan House had, according to the Monticello News in 2020, been run by Arthur Robinson for 43 years and before that by his brother, Willie, for 37 years. Noticeable for its bright red and yellow signs, the Pecan House is on a rural section of Capps Highway, the road that was the main north-south thoroughfare to the state capital, before the interstates took over. For years, it has been the indicator for me that I was getting close to Tallahassee when driving up from Tampa. Along with pecans and pecan products, the House (actually a stand with 4 manual garage doors that raised up when open for business) sold a variety of local honey, boiled peanuts, tomatoes, and other goodies.
Sadly, time has not been kind to the Robinson's Pecan House and it is permanently closed, slowly being consumed by the rural countryside.
Boss Oyster, and the conjoined River Inn and Caroline's restaurant were long-time favorites in Apalachicola, Florida. Hurricanes and the Pandemic shut them down. Click here to read their story in my earlier post.
In late February 2022, I was able to go inside what was once a favorite watering hole in Apalach, Boss Oyster.
Coming soon: Inside the River View inn and Caroline's
Last three images. All caught up!
Thanks for looking at the "leftovers" from 2021.
All my images are at my galleries at http://billterry1.smugmug.com.
After the storm- Anne Marie Island, August 2021
Outside the Dali Museum, September 2021
Patriotism in the stands and on horseback
Renderings on a theme
Do you like one the best?
Savannah, GA, September 2021
The St. Augustine Distillery
Replacing the Santa Maria Restaurant.
Here is what it looked like in 2018: https://www.billterry1.com/2018/12/out-of-business-santa-maria-restaurant.html
Here goes a series of posts wandering back through 2021, posting images taken but not seen...
In Apalachicola, behind the Seafood Festival, there is an old pier. The "Old Guys Playing Old Music" were close to the beginning of the pier but the rest of it was empty.
(see all my Apalachicola images at https://billterry1.smugmug.com/Places/Apalachicola/)
Go to my Apalachicola Gallery, with images going back to 2015, here: https://billterry1.smugmug.com/Places/Apalachicola
January 1, 2022
The evening of December 31, 2021 was warm, humid and foggy...
HAPPY NEW YEAR, ALL!
Literally on the road... in the car:
At a Rest Stop:
December 29, 2021
Main Street Apalachicola, FL on a slow Sunday afternoon