Sunday, May 4, 2014

Photo-of-the-Week #157 Herb's Limestone Country Club, Limestone, Florida, January 2014

This photo is the first Photo-of-the-Week of the third year of this series. The previous 156 photos were posted on my main Living Free blog. Eventually, I'll have an archival index on this site that will allow you to look back at the first three years. But, that will take a bit of time, so for now, you can just go to the Living Free blog and check the archives there if you'd like to look up any past Photos-of-the-Week.

Herb's Limestone Country Club is located in Limestone Florida not too far from Arcadia. My friend, Tommy, a former vandweller, boatdweller and a current biker and housedweller with a 22' Winnebago motorhome from Port Charlotte, Florida, brought me to this exotic location. Herb's Limestone Country Club is one of numerous "biker bars" located all over the state of Florida. There is a special kind of ambiance in places like this.

In this photo you can see a couple bikers getting ready to roll up the road. They were a husband and wife, from Michigan, I believe. Yes! They are bikers, but bikers come in all sizes, shapes, forms, colors and from a variety of backgrounds. While biker bars like the Limestone Country Club have a stable of regular locals, they also cater to the traveling bikers who may be doctors, dentists, lawyers, IT professionals; well, you name it. The folks I met at this biker bar and another one we visited on this overcast Sunday afternoon were all very friendly and jovial as were the women (in both places) who were minding the store. I guess the common denominator is that these places mainly cater to the biker crowd. Yet, each has its own unique persona. Blues, jazz, barbecue and beer seem to be typical to many of the biker bars. While there is usually music playing in the background, live music of the blues, country, bluegrass genres (and probably some jazz) seem to be an important part of this scene at night and on weekends.

I hope to revisit this biker bar with my friend Tommy and perhaps others that he knows of and frequents. Oh yeah, the best part for me is always observing and getting to know some of the interesting people who pass through.  

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