Fun In The Sun

The last few days have been interesting and lazy.  We went to check out the surroundings and ended up at St George Island State Park (SGI). This is a beautiful park on the beach.  A long, snow-white sandy beach.  There is a 4 mile drive from the park office to the campsites.  This four miles is all beach.  Of course  there are no spots available the time we are scheduled to leave Ho-Hum.  We know that there are walk-up sites in most State Parks.  These are sites that can’t be reserved and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  I questioned the Park Ranger and it turns out that one of the spots are scheduled to be vacant next Sunday which is one day before we are leaving Ho-Hum.  So we have hatched up  plan to get back to the park on Sunday morning to see if we can snag the site.  It would be nice to spend more time on a longer beach.  If we can’t get in at SGI then I am not sure where we will go as all the State Parks along the gulf coast are full.

We also spent some more time visiting the towns west of Ho-Hum.  Towns like Eastpoint, Carrabelle and Apalachicola.  We bought groceries at an IGA in Carrabelle and Apalachicola has a quaint book store we visited. Unfortunately they didn’t have the book I was looking for.

The temperatures have been in the 20s but last night we got rain most of the night along with high winds.  The winds continued till mid afternoon when the sun came out.  Back on the beach we went.  This won’t last as they are forecasting a cold front moving in tomorrow with night-time temperatures in the low 40s, daytime low 60s.  So tomorrow we may travel east and check out Alligator Point, St. Marks NWR at Apalachee Bay and the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.  But if the weather doesn’t turn for the worse, we may spend the day on the beach again.

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