Friday, 7 March 2014

Santa Rosa Beach FL to Carabelle FL (124 Miles)

Favourite driving days are less than 3 hours!! We were sad to say good-bye to the Grayton Beach State Park and the whole Grayton Beach area today (Friday). We were sorry that we did not get out enough to ride due to the cold, windy and rainy weather. Looked to be a great place. We highly recommend it. Plus, don't forget that if you come here you can ride or walk up to the Bad Ass Coffee Shop for your internet fix.

Yesterday afternoon (Thursday), we had finished our computer work and rode our bikes further along to the Red Bar. It's a bar (ha ha ha) and is a local haunt. One of those places with so much stuff on the walls that you could come here 100 times and still not see everything on the walls. Good food, great characters and good drinks.



 

 

 

Still, I can't get used to the loafer shoes on men
(visible at the bar) with no socks....sorry!!

Me and my White zombie pal.....

 

THE ultimate candle in the bottle display I have ever seen.
I am not sure how this little Grand Marnier bottle even supported all that wax!!
 
The drive from Grayton to here is a nice, relaxing and scenic one. We took Hwy 30 out through Panama City and then Hwy 98 all along the coast. Super nice road. Little stop for groceries and a visit to Camping World. Here are a few pictures along the way:
 
 

 

 

Love these bridges!!!
 
About 7 miles away from the RV park....

Little marina at Carrabelle.....

Big pile of oyster shells.....
 
It is always good to see another VW on the road - even if it is not in the best of shape!!
"POWER to the Westie!!"

...and Doug was super excited to see a Ford Pinto. He used to have a Pinto (probably why I fell in love with him!) only his was WAY nicer than this!! Hey, this one was for sale too!!

...almost there - see the shadow of Euri??
This area really reminds us of Fanny Bay on Vancouver Island.....
 
Anyway, we are here at Ho-Hum RV Park. A small RV park in Carrabelle, FL. Gravel spots that are smallish. Close to the road but sandwiched between a small scenic highway and the little beach. The folks seem really nice and the only warning we got (besides the guy that is beside us and is quite a party guy) is to watch out for bears at the little dumpster!! Should be quite a fun time!! 
 
 

 
Snazzy house behind us. It will be part of my "escape plan" in case of tsunami!!
(Notice the stilts it is built on??) Camp Canada is all set up.....

Little beach attached to the park....just steps away from us.
If it is nice in the next few days, I can see some wine being consumed at that very swing!!

Typically, a little crammed in.....



Little sunset coming along....

 Very shallow little bay called St. George Sound. Has islands to the south, protecting it from the Gulf of Mexico (Reminds us of the bay near Goose Island State Park TX)

Might be some wine drank at the end of this pier.....

Looking back at the park.....
 
So, we are here for the next 3 nights. Such a JOY to have internet at our disposal again. A little slow, but at least it is not a bike ride away!! Pretty sure, once again, we will be the only ones using the washrooms. They are a little "long-in-the-tooth" but are quite passable. Not sure what the next few days will bring. Suffice to say that Saturday morning (tomorrow) will bring some sleeping in - hopefully without pounding rain like last night!!) 
 
Hope you all have a great Friday night!!! (Nice to be able to blog on the same day!!)
 
Peace....
 
Thought for the Day:  No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted....Aesop

1 comment:

  1. dYou're talking about MY Oakland Athletics! And I hadn't even heard of that film! Hopefully, the rain and cold will be behind you for a while. I'm enjoying Tucson for a few days before family visiting in the Phoenix area. And, I have to say I'm loving the warm and dry weather. Petunia had an almost complete makeover yesterday at a local hand car wash facility - including wax and all. She's quite the beauty now!

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