"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

April 26, 2014

April 25 - Sanford, FL

Monroe Habour Marina

Today was a much needed workday. It's been over two weeks since the boat has been washed and longer since I've done laundry. So while Stan took care of the outside of the boat I did the inside. It wasn't an exciting morning, but no matter where you live the housework and yard have to be done...ok we don't have a yard, but who at home has to wash the outside of their house? After lunch were went to the grocery store...it's also been over two weeks for that too and we were out of everything fresh.

When we finished our work we went for a bike ride along the Riverwalk, it’s a wide path that runs the along Lake Monroe. Sanford has done a good job in fixing up the waterfront and there are several pretty parks along the Riverwalk for families to play and people can fish from any spot along the path.

Sanford is known as the "Historic Waterfront Gateway City," it sits on the southern shore of Lake Monroe at the head of navigation on the St. Johns River. The city sits approximately 20 miles northeast of Orlando. The historic Sanford Memorial Stadium was built in 1951 on the site of the old Sanford Field, which was originally built in 1926. The new stadium was built as the spring training facility for the New York Giants. Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Tim Raines, and David Eckstein have all played baseball in Sanford and it was the location where Jackie Robinson first took to the field in 1946 to play baseball as a member of a white Class AAA International League. Unfortunately, for us, this stadium is no longer used for a spring training facility for any team. It would have been fun to watch a team wok out or see a game. 

Monroe Harbour Marina
Downtown Sanford
One of the pretty homes along our route to the grocery store 
Part of the Riverwalk
Veterans Memorial Park located on the Riverwalk 

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