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

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

St. Joe/ part 2

Saturday March 22, Oh my my, it's super foggy today. We were trying to wait for the fog to lift but it wasn't happening. Decided to make a trip into Port St. Joe. It was still foggy when we left, but as we drove on it cleared up more. Made the most of the trip. Went ahead and filled up the truck with gas. We like to get gas without the rig, so much easier. Went to the downtown area and walked around looking in the shops. The sun came out and turned into a real nice day. We went to the Piggly Wiggly to get some groceries. There is a nice outfitters store next to the grocery store. It has lots of fishing stuff, outdoor stuff, good stuff. I just happen to find some pink fishing gloves to match my fish grippers, kinda excited about that. We came back to our campground and its so nice. So to the beach I go.... It cooled off so I didn't stay that long. After supper took the dogs for a walk and it started sprinkling.... Looked up and a beautiful rainbow..:)

Sunday March 23, Again another foggy day and it really looked like rain but it didn't. It was one of those weirdest weather days, had everything. We stayed inside for the morning watching some movies. I need to tell about a funny neighbor we have. It's a female cardinal that has been visiting us everyday since we arrived. She sits on the ladder on the back of the rig and tap tap taps. I find it amusing. Really get to see her up close. The weather starting clearing up so I grabbed a book and a chair and went to the beach. Since neither of us got our walks this morning we decided to get the dogs and do an afternoon walk. We walked over to the other camp loop(whispering pines), then cut back to our camp loop (gulf breezes) via the boardwalk. First time I ever took the boardwalk, its really nice, has benches that overlook the marsh were you can always spot birds. It was picture perfect out right now, completely opposite of the weather this morning. We fixed supper and I looked outside and again with the weather, now the fog has moved in. It just keeps coming, well changing. I wonder what tomorrow will bring????

Monday March 24, Cloudy and windy this morning but I did get my walk. Jeff took a bike ride 1st thing to the office. We had our mail sent and an order from Amazon  had arrived. He picked that up and came back, he said the winds are wicked. With the weather, I went ahead and cleaned up our happy home. After lunch the wind just seemed to die. Went over to the beach and the ocean was really flat. We saw lots of people fishing, so we went back and got our fishing stuff to give it a go. We tried but didn't have any luck. We saw a couple people catching fish but not many. We gave up and went home.

Tuesday March 25, OK, this wind things getting old. Again really windy it was coming out of the northwest. I walked but most of it was protected. When I got back I noticed the wind was great but around our site very protected. I grabbed my book and went outside to at least enjoy the sunshine. I didn't think it could get any windier but it did. Our camper was rocking. We even had to close the big door cause the wind kept opening the screen door. Didn't get to do much today but there's always tomorrow....

Wednesday March 26, Well all that wind last night brought in some cold air. Our morning started out in the 40's brrrr thats chilly. The sun came out but the wind was cool for most of the day. Thought it would be a good day for a hike. It was on our to do list. We walked over to the wilderness preserve area. It's pretty protected from the wind. Decided to take a shorter path to the beach and then walk the beach back. Jeff decided to try fishing again at the beach but no good. I sat outside to try and read but when the wind died the bugs came out. We thought we would try this little restaurant outside the park for supper. We drove there around 5 and it's closed... Hmm that seemed weird since they have a banner up outside that says happy hour 4-6. Still haven't figured that one out yet.

Thursday March 27, This is getting old with this windy weather. Good thing I have a quilt to keep me busy. I walked and Jeff did his exercising. We watched the weather for tomorrow... It doesn't look good. Went ahead and loaded the kayaks up on the truck. Did some other cleaning up. The rest of the day was spent inside.

Friday March 28, Just when you think it can't get any worse, it does. When we got up it hadn't started raining yet but it was coming. We jumped into action and finished loading up everything left outside. Got the bikes, chairs, rugs all put away before the rain started. We got some serious rain. We watched the weather close so if necessary we could abandon ship. That's something you need to be very careful of, weather. We both figure we can get a new camper. So if needed we wouldn't hesitate to go to a shelter. Luckily it wasn't needed. Since we were stuck inside I made it a cooking kinda of a day, breakfast, cookies and Jeff made chicken noodle soup. So the day turned out pretty good, just cause you have to stay in doesn't mean it's a bad day. I'm still grateful for these temperatures compared to what's up north. Tomorrow we head up the road, it's calling for more rain hopefully we 'll get a break in the weather to travel. Only one more Florida stop before heading north.