Friday, March 25, 2011

Florida - Freeport, Apalachicola NF, and Homosassa Springs SP

On our first night in Florida we stayed in the driveway of another SKP - Pete and Sherry Petrie. They live west of Freeport on the Choctawhatchee Bay. We got their name out of the 2011 Travel Guide and they were very gracious hosts. The driveway was a little tight but we enjoyed the beautiful trees and vegetation. We also enjoyed HH on their dock overlooking the bay.

The second night we spent at a boondocking spot in the Apalachicola NF, south of Tallahassee. We found this spot through Day's End and we loved it. Buckhorn Hunt camp is just a open field 2 miles off Hwy 267. It is free camping for anyone except during hunting season. Then you need to be a hunter to camp there. We were the only ones there - very quiet and beautiful.

On our third night in florida we stopped at Village Pines Campground (Passport America) outside of Inglis. I wanted to see the manatees and heard that this was the area.

After talking to the manager of our campground we found out that Homosassa Springs State Park is the place to see manatees. Even though this is a park and animals are not 'in the wild' we enjoyed the park, how they are caring for the animals and the short programs. Well worth the money.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Summerdale, Alabama

We stayed three nights at the Escapes Rainbow Park, Plantation, in Summerdale, Alabama. This is a very nice park with a nice laundry, maintenance barn, dry camping and lots of space.

There were not too many dry camping as you see, but the weather was beautiful. Chica loved this park because there was a big area that she could run off lease. She even had a play date each morning with Cassidy (a mixed border collie).

This was a wonderful place to do an oil change so Dean changed
oil in the motorhome and car.

One night we drove to Gulf Shores to Lulu's (Jimmy Buffett's sister's restaurant). We thought it would be a quiet little restaurant but to our surprise it turned out to be an amusement park
and restaurant. There were lots of families and the kids were having a ball.

We ordered the seafood platter (again). Just can't get enough of this wonderful seafood. But we need to get away from the fried stuff!!