Travelers on an Adventure by (Tom & Deb) travel blog

Entrance to St George Island State Park

st George Island light house

Our camp site

Camp fires were permitted

LOL!

Lots of places to walk and bike

Some of the local wild flowers

Lots of pines of all sizes and shapes

Mmm interesting

Evening sunset behind our site

About a mile walk back to one of the primitive camp sites

View from that primitive camp site

Another view of the sr George island beach and Gulf of Mexico

 

Beach birds

The herons down here are very sociable

Lots of information about the eco system is found here

 

Beautiful self guided tour in the surrounding woods

Things were starting to bloom nicely

 

 

Good restaurant in Apalachicola

 

Out with our new friends we met on stgeorge island

 

Local brewery in Apalachicola

Mmmm ... so that’s how they name some of those brews

Heading in to our boondockers welcome hosts property in ft white

 

Ahh made it and what a beautiful place!

Ft white sunset

Another picture of our sunset while boondocking

Easter Lilly in bloom in their garden

Made it back to SC and things look great here

Carly & Joe

A nice day at the beach with our friends


Well, here we go yet again .... where has the time gone!

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Since we last wrote, we have seen and done much, and, much has changed.

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March 15th through March 23rd we stayed at Saint George Island State Park FL. (https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/St-George-Island) This is part of the "forgotten coastline" of Florida. It indeed is a much more rural and less congested area than say the Destin / Pensacola area. Miles and miles of white sandy beach here! Also it is a wonderful place for a leisurely bike ride and there were two boat launch areas on the bay side that were easily accessible. We also enjoyed the walking trail which zig zagged through the pines to two primitive camping locations. We were treated to the sights and sounds of thousands of birds that stop here on there migration back north. We visited the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (http://apalachicolareserve.com/) where we learned about the large watershed region here in the Apalachicola / Carrabelle area.

We also spent a day checking out the small downtown area of Apalachicola with our new friends Mike and Barb (from Michigan) that were our neighbors at the campground. We walked through some of the small shops and later enjoyed a nice riverside meal with them at a small local restaurant. Oyster City Brewery (www.oystercitybrewingco.com) is located in Apalachicola. Although they were closed by the time we did get to their storefront, Tom did try a couple of their brews that were on tap at local establishments. Mill Pond Dirty Blonde, and Hooter Brown Tupelo Honey Ale both received a stamp of approval!! .... cause of course a follow up visit to ensure quality may be in order!!

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When we departed Saint George Island State Park on March 23rd, we planned to work our way back to SC, as our winter guests at the condo were scheduled to leave by March 31. As it turned out they decided to leave early, so we changed our plans and headed diredctly back to SC.

Our first stop on the journey back to SC was a boondocking stop at at a farm in Fort White FL. What a beautiful place, and what an awesome experience. We had talked with our hosts on the phone prior to deciding to try this. The last mile of our journey there was on a hard packed gravel / sand road lined with huge oaks that had loads of Spanish moss hanging down. It almost looked like a tunnel as we neared their property. Tom was nervous driving on the smaller road but our hosts (and past guests reviews) assured us that RV's bigger than ours had been there with no problem. (Our hosts themselves have a 40 foot class A.) We found a nice level grassy area to park, got all set up, had a nice bbq, and enjoyed one awesome sunset! There were Easter lily's and roses blooming by the entrance gate, and we could hear the neighbors cows and chickens off in the distance. Simply amazing and enjoyable.

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After we left Fort White FL, we drove the less travelled (i.e. - stayed off I10 aand I95 as much as we could) to our next stop at a park in Darien GA. We stayed in Darien just overnight, and headed out in the morning just ahead of some incoming bad weather, and made it to Myrtle Beach in the evening on March 25th.

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Our winter guests at the condo left the place in immaculate condition!! Hardly could tell they had been there. What a wonderful couple they are. We are truly blessed to have them as guests for the winter months.

During the first week of April, our friends Mike and Barb that we met at St George Island State Park, stayed a few days at a camp ground in Myrtle Beach on their trip back to their home. We got together with them for a lunch at Bubba's Fish Shack here in Garden City and then took them on a tour of our two local state parks that are about 10-20 minutes away from our condo (Myrtle Beach State Park and Huntington Beach State Park).

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Now, our next task was to gather up our important papers and make a trip back to FL. This was just a 4 day down and back trip in the car to take care of some business. (If I had been thinking further ahead back in December of last year, those important papers would have been with us and we could have took care of things on the trip from FL back to SC) Oh well, it is what it is and a road trip back to the St. Augistine area was in order. We had beautful weather, and were able to take care of business all in one day! As of April 4th, we are now residents FL! Since everything went so smoothly, we were left with one day free to explore the area. Oh my!! What a historic city St. Augistine is!! We will definetly have to come back and spend more time.

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.... and now it is April 21st and we are just getting back to adding some photos and getting this posted. We have been busy at the condo making some changes and getting things lined up for some work to be done on the motor home and enjoying the visit from our friends Joe & Carly our RV driving instructors from Florida.

We hope you enjoy our adventures and that everyone stays healthy and safe....

Love to all,

2-Ole-Buddies



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