Monday, April 14, 2014

Visiting Cross Creek

On our Spring Break we went to the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings house and grounds and discovered The Yearling Restaurant nearby.

 It was really special to take the tour and learn about the other writers Rawlings entertained there. To think that Zora.Neale Hurston, Robert Frost, F. Scott Fitzgerald and more were her guests and she stayed true to her modest life.

We have now been to 3 major author's homesteads/hometown tours in Florida. Rawling, Hurston and Hemingway and more importantly, my mentor Harry Whittington's home. I really want a landmark for Harry on Indian Rocks Beach.

 The Yearling Restaurant is a few blocks from the Rawlings home and opened in 1952. They make a buttermilk pie that is yummy!

It is a big place. It would be great for a writers event, etc. They have a blues musician performing at the front of restaurant and the other side has a rustic river motif.

I posted a few pictures below.



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