Site # 168 Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Waiting for the dinner bell to ring
Almost time to start dinner
We didn't get away from the Airstream Canopener until about 11 am Sunday so our next stop in the small town of Carabelle seemed like a long drive even though it was only 130 miles. But along the way we stopped in the cute little town of Apalachicola, had a late lunch, walked around town and actually spent money at a cute place called "The Tin Shed". I usually don't buy souvenirs but they had the cutest pink flamingo I have ever seen. They had a lot of junk too as Joe calls it... "A lot of leaver-rites" (leaver-rite there) Apalachicola is the oyster capitol of the world, they have an annual oyster cook-off in one week. Unfortunately we won't be able to stay for it. Joe had fried oysters for lunch and they were delicious. I had grouper, a mild white fish that was just as good.
The flamingos have only one leg and they wobble back and forth in the wind
Basket of sponges, apparently years ago there was a lot of sponges brought in here and they were processed and then sent around the country.
10 miles later just one mile from our next campsite
We are at a nice quiet RV Park just four miles east of Carabelle, "Ho-Hum RV Park", full hook-ups and only 29.00 per night right on the Gulf. This place was wiped out during Katrina and has been slowly recovering. This is a really nice place if you just want to relax. Also close by is Tates Hell State Forest and Apalachicola National Forest. There are two state parks that we had to pass up that we will check out next time. One on St. Joseph Island and the other St. George Island.
Safe Travels to all
Nancy & Joe