Sunday, June 26, 2011

We Did Find John Travolta

In a previous post I wrote that we had been on the look-out for John Travolta, or his house while we were staying in the Ocala, Florida area.

One day, we decided we didn’t have anything else to do so we decided to drive around and see if we could find his place.  We were still in the r & r mode so anything more strenuous than driving around was out of the question.

With the help of my Droid GPS system, we were able to find the house….but unfortunately, we never saw John!

This is what we saw on the GPS….so we knew we were close.


He lives in a “subdivision” called Jumbolair.  We found that.  This is the main gate.


We drove around a while, determined to find this place…  It was fenced, but we thought  by looking at our GPS,  that his place was somewhere back behind this barbed wire fence.


And here it is.  The highest portion you see looks like a control tower to me.


Here is a close up and at a different angle.  Notice the red thing in the middle of the picture?  That is the tail of his jet airplane.   Must be nice to be able to park your jet at your front door.


And a picture with “stalker cam” zoomed in a bit closer.


Look closely, do you see John looking out the window? 


(I didn’t either)

This next picture is a closer shot of the control tower.  This is the back of the house.  Nothing very interesting, but it was fun to see.


From the GPS satellite picture, we knew we weren’t going to be able to see anything else, but it was something different, and kind of fun.


Today it is raining pretty much steady.  There is a front coming in from the Gulf of Mexico and it looks like it will be here most of the day.  Yesterday, the rain was very sporadic.  We’re not getting any thunder or lightning,  just a steady rain, so I guess I shouldn’t complain.  It will help to ease the drought, but unfortunately, it will also bring out the frogs!

We want to go back to Lazy Days today to visit our “possibility” again….but I hate getting on the interstate in the rain….with all Tampa’s crazy, crazy drivers. 

Here are a few more pictures of our “possibility.”

2003 Monaco Windsor

2003 Monaco Windsor - bedroom


  1. Jumbolair? it!..what a great name!....your potential new home on wheels looks very nice in pictures!!!

  2. I'd love to see the inside of his house, must be beautiful. He handles his good fortune very well, I think.

    When will you decide on the rig? Sure is nice looking. Big!

  3. The subdivision is called Jumbo Lair? Because, all the dens are oversized? Whew.


  4. Looked to me like an eight or ten car garage. That is really something. But fun to see.

  5. The pics of John Travolta's house are very interesting! I can't imagine having a jet at my front door!!
    Your potential new home is very nice!
    Good luck with the negotiations if this is the one you decide on.

  6. Good luck pursuing that new home. We've always been excited yet apprehensive when trying to "wheel and deal" and close out the deal. No matter how much of the "homework" we've done, I always wonder if we're doing the right thing and getting the best deal possible.

  7. I'm sure it's quite nice inside but somehow, looking at the pictures and with that tower, it reminded me of a state prison!

  8. Been out of town so just getting caught up. Hope they finally figure out all your mom's issues. The human body is incredibly complex and sometimes puzzling through everything is difficult but you are right about having a doctor who listens, that is often the key. Have fun shopping for our new home too!

  9. Looks like you may have a future in the paparazzi business:)


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