We spent the last two nights in Gainesville on our way to the Tampa area. Gainesville, of course, is the hometown of Tom Petty, Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench. They are the founding members of Mudcrutch, the band that morphed into Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. We checked out the local museum that had a special display honoring Tom Petty and then took to the streets of Gainesville to take in the sights. Rest in Peace Tom. We miss you and thank you!!!
This is a mural on the wall of Tom’s elementary school.
A special guitar on display at the museum.
Another mural on the street.
Tom Petty’s home.
The park across the street from his house.
Ole 441…like waves crashin’ on the beach…
The swamp next to our campground.