Thursday, March 1, 2012

From the Swamp to the Beach two easy steps.  Well, that was the plan, but our intermediate stop at Lafayette Blue Springs Park was scrubbed when we learned that they have no camping.  Evidently, this happened in 2005, but word has not filtered back to the publishers of the Florida State Parks Guide (2010 edition.)
When in doubt, double back and have barbeque. (That’s a rule you can live by).  We found ours in Mayo at Rhodes –- thin sliced beef brisket with no sauce, Texas Style  (and the buffet looked pretty good too, especially the deserts.)
We redoubled our mileage and crossed the long bridge to St George Island State Park just as the fog lifted for the first time all day.  We found a lovely campground, took the last available unreserved site and counted four other Airstreams (always a  sign of refinement and style.)



We were pleased to meet Jim and Sharon who have been full-timing several years in their 19’ International and seem to have all their ducks (flamingos) in a row.
Chili cooking contest in town over the weekend and we seem to have a few contestants camping with us. “Mr. and Mrs. Chili Pepper have huge prize checks covering the windows of their Motor Home.

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