Road Trip to Cedar Key

The group stops en route for refueling at Cody’s Original Roadhouse.

The SBCC has a close relationship with the Sunshine Region AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America), with many of our members in both clubs. We occasionally share events and this was the case when some of the members teamed up for a weekend visit to Cedar Key, Florida. Cedar Key is an island city in the Gulf of Mexico off the northwest coast of Florida. It’s an old port and fishing village with many “Old Florida” shops and restaurants and great B&B’s. Cedar Key is about 180 miles from Sarasota.

The caravan to Cedar Key left Sarasota the morning of Friday, April 5 with the intermediate destination for lunch at Cody’s Original Roadhouse, a car-theme restaurant. Several traffic problems limited progress, but the group still arrived in time for lunch. After a good meal, the group journeyed another hour and a half to its final destination: the Cedar Key B&B. There was time for relaxing and cocktails on the spacious veranda before a short walk to Tony’s for a great meal.

After a fantastic breakfast the next morning the group was off for a full day of shopping and touristic activities. That evening there was another short walk to Restaurant 83. The great open water views were matched by the food and service. Sunday morning was more of the same adventures before heading back home. Everyone had a great time and the likelihood of a return visit is high.

Thanks to Jack Knuese for this report and photos. Additional input from Bruce Skaggs.

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