VISIT the SOUTH™

with Tammy Lee Bradley


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Stingray Room

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The Stingray Room at the Jensen Beach Inn. Classically beautiful accommodations on the second floor of the Historic R. R. Ricou Building in downtown Jensen Beach. Complete with elevator, rooftop garden, stocked kitchen, dining room and lounge. Your perfect home away on the Treasure Coast.

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Pineapple Jack’s Bistro

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Are you getting hungry yet? Consider lunch today at Pineapple Jack’s Bistro in downtown Jensen Beach. I highly recommend the calamari, turkey club sandwich, grown-up grill cheese, and… well, everything. Voted People’s Choice Award Winner at the 2015 Taste of Jensen. Stop by and taste what all the excitement is about.

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Pineapple Jack’s Bistro

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Pineapple Jacks Bistro in the historic waterfront district of Jensen Beach in Martin County Florida. I’ll also be sharing images from the Jensen Beach Inn located above this popular new restaurant. #visitthesouth #discoverMartin #Jensenbeach #martincounty #restaurant #foodie #historicjensen #loveFL #setourism #bistro


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Cracker

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Meet 13 year old Cracker. This sweet & funny mascot at the Seminole Inn welcomes hotel and restaurant guests with a chipper “Good Morning.” If this place wasn’t already pulling me in, she gave the final tug. I’m hooked! If you are looking for me, I will be chatting with my new friend over a cup of coffee. I wonder want she thought about last night’s debate? #visittheusa #visitthesouth #Indiantown #discovermartin #LoveFL #inn #historic #setourism #parrot #charming #martincountyflorida #roadtripusa #roamflorida #authenticfl #pureflorida #tourism #travelphotographer


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Seminole Inn

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Inside the lovely Seminole Inn in Indiantown Florida. Southern hospitality and southern charm. Check out those cypress ceilings. They are swoon worthy. #visitthesouth #visittheusa #martincountyflorida #followme to #indiantown #martincounty #discoverMartin #setourism #travel #historic #inn #roadtripusa #southern #roamflorida #lovefl @visitflorida


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Seminole Inn

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Hello Florida! I am back in Martin County Florida for some explorations of our local inns and resorts. I will be sharing images from the historic Seminole Inn in Indiantown. A charming resort with lovely accommodations and superb food.🙂

#visittheusa #visitthesouth #roadtripusa #discoverMartin #indiantown #loveFL #southeast #setourism #martincountyflorida #florida #historic #inn #travel #tourismphotographer #seminole


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Finding Fellsmere – A Visual Tour Through Art & Photos

If you are visiting Indian River County Florida, make sure to take a few hours to explore Fellsmere. Nestled in the western section of the county between Sebastian and Blue Cypress Lake, it is a quaint southern town. Still mostly unaffected by large chain stores and restaurants, small town friendliness and southern hospitality is everywhere. I hope you enjoy my images and paintings from the area and plan a visit in the near future.

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Marsh Landing Restaurant located at 44 N. Broadway Street, Fellsmere

Located in the beautifully restored Fellsmere Estates Building, Marsh Landing offers a truly unique dining experience. Frog legs, catfish and gator tail, fried green tomatoes and swamp cabbage are a few of the local specialties you can find at Marsh Landing.  Great food and southern hospitality makes Marsh Landing worth the drive from anywhere.  My boys love the frog legs.  Me… I stick to catfish. I’m a big sissy.

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First Methodist Episcopal Church

The First Methodist Episcopal Church in Fellsmere, Florida. It is located at 39 N. Broadway St. Built in 1924 by a local contractor, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

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A quiet moment at the Stick Marsh

 

Created in 1987, the Stick Marsh is a 6500 acre reservoir in Fellsmere and is a premier bass fishing location.

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Ditch 13 Gallery and Gifts in Downtown Fellsmere

A local Artisan’s gift shop.  The shop features items crafted by talented locals such as Homemade jellies and jams, Ceramics, Intarsia Wood Crafting, Stained Glass, Carvings, Jewelry, fine art and more.

Bouy

Hands down my favorite thing to do in Fellsmere.  Each trip to this quaint southern town requires a visit with Bouy, the town’s welcoming committee at Ditch 13.  This chatty little fella is a delight and always puts a smile on my face.  This visit he gave me a soft and sexy hello that still makes me giggle.  Watch out he will steal your heart.

The Marion Fell Library.  The cutest little library in Florida.

Fans of the Tiny Home Movement will love this adorable historic library on N. Cypress Street.  Fellsmere always makes me smile when I visit. Having grown up in a very small town in New England with a similarly small hometown library, this quaint building reminds me of rainy afternoons snuggled among the books in the children’s section.

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I have a soft spot for Free Little Libraries.

The Roaming Gnome visits the Little Free Library at the historic Marian Fell Library.
In my research of the area, I also learned that Paranormal investigators claim to have produced evidence of a haunting at this library including orbs appearing in photographs, temperature drops and disembodied footsteps in unoccupied rooms. I may need to make another visit for some ghost hunting.

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Fellsmere Public School

The historic Fellsmere Public School shown here is located at 22 South Orange Street. Built to replace the original 1911 wooden school and to accommodate the growing community, it was completed in 1916 for its first 136 students. The 22,680 square foot building was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on November 22, 1996. In 2010, the City of Fellsmere restored the school for use as a City Hall, Government Center, and Boys and Girls Club. On October 19, 2010, the Fellsmere Public School building re-opened to the public.

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Fellsmere Water Tower

Located in the center of town by the Historic Public School, the iconic Fellsmere Water Tower is a beacon to all that visit.

Fellsmere Fresh

Located at 33 N Broadway, the Fellsmere FRESH Farmers’ Market features delicious, fresh shrimp, produce, and hand-made goods all sourced from local suppliers. Learn more about the state’s sustainability project at http://www.flaquaculture.com/

A new friend in Fellsmere

I met this Brahma Bull on the way to the Stick Marsh on Rt. 507. He was very friendly and has two lovely bovine girlfriends that are very curious.

Birthplace for Equal Suffrage for Women in Florida

Historical Marker Inscription. “ The population of Fellsmere is of a high type of intelligence, with lofty ideals and wise execution. Progressive in all things, perhaps no better indication of the fact may be given than the unanimous vote of the town granting unrestricted suffrage to women.” Fellsmere Tribune, March 8, 1916.


Learn more about Fellsmere at City of Fellsmere and Visit Indian River Tourism websites.


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Look UP! 

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There are goats and yes, they ARE on the ROOF. Along Highway 441 in Tiger Georgia, you can find a delightful and unique roadside attraction, Goats On The Roof. With gift shops and a cafe, it is a great stop with kids… or Goat Lovers like myself. Make sure to try their homemade fudge and purchase some food for the goats. They like when you send it from rooftop to rooftop using the pulley system.

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