Sunday, May 4, 2014 – Finally Florida

Left Tupelo, MS this morning about 9:00am.  It was another beautiful sunny day for the drive from Mississippi, thru Alabama, and into Florida.  I drove about 385 miles today.  Arrived at Grayton Beach State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, FL about 5:30pm.

This is a small campground with 52 rv/trailer sites.  Twelve of the sites back up to Western Lake.  I have one of the lake sites.  I booked it five months ago and the cost here with tax is $26.88 per night.  I am only here for one night.

Here is some info about this park:

Grayton Beach consistently ranks among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The beach provides an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing and surf fishing and is the backdrop for golden sunrises and silver moonlit evenings. The nearly 2,000-acre park features a boat ramp that provides access to the lake’s brackish waters for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. Visitors can paddle a canoe or kayak on scenic Western Lake to get a closer look at a salt marsh ecosystem. A nature trail winds through a coastal forest where scrub oaks and magnolias stand, bent and twisted by the salt winds. Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy more than four miles of trails throughout the pine flatwoods. Options for overnight stays include modern cabins and a full-facility campground.

My lake front site is not all that exciting.  Here is my view:

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When you walk thru and down to the lake, here is what you see:

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Here is looking back:

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Here is my site:

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Very sunny and warm here.

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