Roger here... We spent four nights in a quiet paradise on the Florida panhandle near the town of Carrabelle, just east of Appalachacola.
Ho Hum RV Park...
I have had this small RV park on my radar for several years. They advertise a quiet, rural, dog-friendly atmosphere right on the beach. When I checked in, the friendly lady told me that our site, 55, was the...
... best site in the park. She was telling the truth. We were parked in the sand right on the beach with amazing views right outside our door.
Dianne took the following photo of our campsite with her back to our small beach.
Two swings were constructed adjacent to our site.
The swings were in a public area for all to use, but they were certainly convenient for us.
Ho hum.... The perfect place for Dianne to do sudokus.
Ho hum... the perfect place for the dogs to flake out.
Ho hum... the perfect place to sip a glass of wine during quiet happy hours.
Daily walks on the beach...
Intriguing walks tempted us just to the right of our small beach. The narrow un-manicured beach stretched on for miles.
What do you see in the photo below?
|Bandido --- the Chameleon Dog|
This crusty buoy drifted to different spots every day.
Bandido loved wading in the calm shallow water.
Dianne snapped a picture of me returning from a walk in the photo below. I am the blue dot on the beach.
The campground fishing pier was always visible as we approached our campsite.
Fun in the water...
The water was shallow in several spots along the beach. It was also warm and sandy. It was too tempting not to kick off our shoes and wade.
Poquita had never really been in the ocean before. She was afraid during a trip to South Padre Island a few months ago.
This time she had a blast, as long as Dianne was nearby.
Bandido had no fear and loved it. He would have taken me all the way to St. George Island (in the far distance) if I had let him.
Poquita went far enough away from the shore to actually swim. She seemed to love it, as long as her mommy was nearby.
Dianne's Teensy Weensy Trailer Tips...
I found this nifty toothbrush and bathroom cup holder when I was searching ideas for traveling in the trailer. We only have ONE sink (kitchen). The tiny bathroom is just behind the kitchen sink so when we open the bathroom door we can just grab our toothbrush and cup, turn around, and brush our teeth in the kitchen sink. Our Sonicare toothbrushes take up a lot of space and there is no drawer in the bathroom. This hanger saves space in our tubs and makes them handy. These get taken down when we break camp and stowed in the tubs for travel. Regular toothbrushes hang snugly in the holder, but the brush head on the Sonicare is small enough that it requires a rubber band (or stretchy bracelet as in our case) to keep them hanging securely.
Watching the wildlife...
There was so much to see. I had never before seen living conchs walking along the shore dragging their shells. Fish flew out of the water. Pelicans dove into the water. A willet entertained us daily as he hunted for tidbits. The Louisiana heron in the photo below was especially fun to watch...
... especially when he was hunting.
This very large, and very green katydid became my friend one afternoon. He seldom left my side as he landed on my hand, walked on my arm, and relaxed on the dog bed.
No words are necessary with these photos.
The only irritation disturbing our time here was the daily appearance of the yellow flies. They were quite the pests at sunrise and sunset. I do not have a picture of them, but they were fairly large and persistent in seeking our blood. They were not bad throughout most of the day, but the morning and evening swatting was miserable. In our ten years of RVing, the only pests that were worse were the mosquitos at the Corps of Engineers park on Leech Lake in northern Minnesota. They were worse.
We discovered that they did not like wind, even artificial wind. Surrounding ourselves with fans was helpful. Nonetheless, they did a number on Dianne's legs.
We were told that they only appear during the months of May and June. We will not be returning in May or June.
We are currently visiting my brother and sister-in-law at The Villages in Florida. There are no yellow flies here :-). More about that in the next post.
Pet Picture of the Day...
|Chameleon dog on the Beach|