Just as the weatherman predicted, we had bright sunshine all day today. It was very cold by Florida standards, but we rejoiced in the unclouded day.
We took Vera on a short drive up the coast to Seaside, Florida. This beautiful planned town was the setting for the movie The Truman Show. The architecture is so attractive that I couldn’t decide where to rest my eyes. I wanted to take in everything, but it was so windy and chilly that we settled for lunch instead of a stroll.
The restaurant we chose was the Grand Southern, which allowed Vera inside. The food was especially delicious…my shrimp and grits were the best I’ve ever eaten, and I’ve eaten a LOT of shrimp and grits!
I don’t even know how to describe how cool the strip of old Airstreams were. I could have taken a million photos, but you’ll have to settle for these:
We sat in the sunshine at our campsite for a few hours, soaking it in. Our trip home to the frozen north is looming, so we’re making an attempt to enjoy every moment outside, in spite of the “cold”.
To get my fitbit steps in, I braved the strong winds and walked the hike to the beach. Grayton Beach is spectacular. And it was nearly deserted on this day. There was one cute couple sitting in chairs reading their books. I envied them their endurance at holding down the pages.
There are SO many warning signs in Florida state parks. What is the deal? I guess people can’t just police themselves any more.
Vera met a sweet golden retriever named Lucy, and we allowed her off the leash for a few minutes of play time. Breaking the rules AGAIN!!
On our last walk of the evening, we found a place Bob dubbed “The Mystery Stop” because it’s not on the campground map. We took the small unmarked path between sites 4 and 6, and it led to this magical opening, far from any other campsites. There was a fire ring and a small bench. Who knows what magic happens here?