Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Thursday, March 21, 2013

St Joe

We made our move on Wednesday. It was a beautiful day. The sky was blue and the sun was shining. It was a short move. It was a scenic trip as well. We rolled into the park and we both agreed that we loved it. We hadn't been here before so we weren't sure how easy or hard the site would be to get into. Surprise we backed right into it! Yeah! The setup went well. Then the wind started blowing and the temperature dropped. We did walk around are camp loop. We can't wait to check out the rest of the park.

The first full day here was still windy and cool but that didn't keep me off the beach. Then we put on our sweatshirts and took off on the bikes to investigate the park and the camp store. They have awesome ice cream snacks and Jeff found a neat bug killing weapon.We checked out the Bay Area and the other camp loop. They have lots of birds, we have a female cardinal that keeps tapping on our windows. The day went by quick. We finished the day by watching the sun set on the beach. Bonus.... We saw dolphins leaping out of the water.

On Friday we watched the sun rise behind us, right out the back windows very pretty. We went for a walk and saw deer, they were fairly close to the road and didn't take off when you got close. They just watched you. It was still pretty windy so we decided to wait on the kayaking and went to the beach instead. It was windy and cool but the water is blue so we packed up our chairs and stuff and over the dunes we went. The sun was shining the waves were roaring and we enjoyed the beach. After much pondering Jeff decided to go back to the camp store and purchase the bug-a-salt. He saw it earlier and it has haunted him ever since . It's a gun you load with table salt to shot those annoying pests. He justified the purchase by saying its for our grandson Ashton.

Saturday.. The day to kayak . It was sunny the wind has quit blowing and the temperature was warm.We loaded up the stuff and rolled them to the bay. The water is so clear you can see the bottom and everything on it. Jeff tried fishing, me too but I was to busy watching everything, We saw starfish and a stingray swam right under my kayak. It was a beautiful day and just perfect for kayaking. We saw dolphins and tried our best to get some pics. The funny thing was those flying mullet, kinda freaked me out I thought for sure one was coming in my boat. Jeff assured me it wouldn't happen but I seem to recall a time when that happened to me. A fish in my lap but that's another story. We made it back safe, sun burned and fishless but the day was a success for sure. So much fun!!!

Sunday it looked like rain was heading our way so we took a bike ride before that could happen. We rode out of the park and about 3 miles on the bike path outside the park. We found a little doughnut shop. Lets put it this way it made the bike ride worth it . Very yummy. It started raining in the afternoon and continued the rest of the day. It looked like it was gonna keep on raining into Monday . We decided to make a run into town. We looked at the downtown area which was nice. We had to hit the grocery store, the Piggly Wiggly liked it. It started to clear up and we were on our way back. It was so nice had to go to the beach for a bit. Tuesday was still cloudy but I took a walk and got sprinkled on. Again it started to clear up so we took the fishing stuff to the beach. The waves were pretty rough and the fish weren't biting. Oh well the sun was shining. I can't believe we've been here a week already.