Love these gulf coast parks. The weather is actually freezing! Thank goodness I met up with a friend with a car. Went all the way to Pensacola on a mini road trip.
Embarking on this journey I was only expect g a week long trip in Florida and camping too, so I took only the essentials and the bare minimum. 24 days later with only 2 pairs of jeans, 2 pairs of stretch pants a few shirts and couple of dresses most clothes can walk on their own, thankfully I can spend most of my time barely dressed in the balmy hot Florida sun on the coast of the gulf of mexico right now.
Bought a bike right away and on the first 6 mile drive found the gears dont work. Pawn shop bike is a pawn shop bike. the gear shifter on the large gear is smakshed. At least it is tuck in 2 and not 3 or 1. good beach crusier, but not gonna be good for long distnacs.
Travelling with Steve brings another level of issues. we now know we need a bike trolley he can ride in. We have probably walked 20 miles at least in the past two weeks since the cars are all gone. I have laerned to “hold it” for insane amounts of time. saving grace is my house has a toilet :D. Us
Left gamble park to head the quickest route to 98 around the gulf. First left turn had to do a “36” point turn around on a tiny two lane road with sand parking space on one side and the river on the other. Cheers and sneers on that one and a high whew for me. Unscathed.
A 3 hour drive became 6 and I stopped at manatee springs. With one full service left for the taking, walk up.
Great find for just getting on the road. This one has campsites literally right on the beach. There are sites on the sound side and the ocean side. Steve is digging, literally the dog friendly beach next door. I didnt realize that was going to be such an issue. Most of the beach access was surprisingly did not allow dogs.
Second trip following the good ole google directions I end up driving right through downtown St. Augustine. And anyone who has been there knows its tight, super tight and I did cut it too close on a corner and run over the curb. Thankfully I didnt hit any pedestrians. This being a park and walk it kinda place was thankful and finally safely navigating the rest of the way to the KOA.
Well this brings back memories of a house in la valle Maryland lighting the pilot and hoping you don’t burn yourself a nice eye brow job.
What a great place for my first visit. They have a wonderful bike trail that goes all the way around the island. One of my absolutely favorite things was these glass balls they have hidden all over the island. They are sometimes hidden so well it takes years to find them. Crazy seeing all of the people looking for them. I admit it got me going on several wild goose chases.