Living in a Beautiful Place

by Denise Wegweiser
(Attalla, Alabama, USA)

When i was 6 years old we moved to Ochopee. We lived on Burdine Road. I loved that place so much: learned how to fish and to get gators to eat.

I used to swim in the canal in front of my house and see gators swim right underneath me. We ate what we killed never wasted any or ate processed food.

I walked barefoot all the time except when I went to school and never got snake bit; don't know how that happened, God must have watched out for me.

When I was 9 my mom passed away and my dad like to stay in the bars so i grew up on my own really.

When I was 15 I moved somewhere else and did not go back till 1985 and so much had changed. I have in the last few years found some of the people I went to school wwith and enjoy hearing from them.

It was the best way to have grown up. Still love the place.


Denise, thanks for sharing your happy memories with us.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Big Cypress Loop Road.


Over 64,000 followers can't be wrong. Learn about off the beaten path Old Florida, historic towns, attractions,  festivals, scenic drives and more.

Like Us On Facebook


First Name

Enjoy our free monthly ezine with news of day trips, towns, inns, festivals, food, history and more.

Recent Articles

  1. Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour: One of Florida's Oldest Attractions

    Mar 19, 18 01:10 PM

    The Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour has been entertaining and educating guests since 1938.

    Read More

  2. Florida Tourist Attractions: A Day or More of Fun and Adventure

    Mar 19, 18 12:37 PM

    Florida Tourist attractions are more than just the big Orlando theme parks. Have fun and save money visiting some of the original attractions and museums.

    Read More

  3. Florida Tourist Attractions: List of Admission Fees

    Mar 19, 18 12:29 PM

    Florida attraction admission fees change frequently and there are often special deals available. This table gives the most current basic admission fee information.

    Read More