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Jun 19, 2020 - The Forgotten Coast

We had a lovely drive from Pensacola along Highway 98 and “The Forgotten Coast”. It is dubbed this because it is the last remaining stretch of unspoiled, pristine Gulf Coast Beaches that haven’t been overrun by high rises and strip malls. If you ever get a chance to see this part of Florida we highly recommend it, it has become our favorite part of the state next to the Keys. Dennis commented that it looks like the Florida he remembers as a child in the 1960’s and early 70’s…..lots of pine trees, saw grass and miles of wide open areas. We...

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New Adventures 2020

Dec 2, 2015 - Apalachicola, Florida

Nice lttle town with great fresh seafood. Got some fresh-off-the-boat grouper and shrimp. Been eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also met up with some friends(George and Janet Schuler) that we worked with last year at Cascade Lake in the Pisgah Forest of western North Carolina. Turns out we were half an hour away from where they are camphosting. Onward to our winter home...

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The Bright Side

Mar 7, 2015 - Appalachicola, FL

Apalachicola is a short 4 day stop in a wonderful, quaint town that supplies 80% of Florida's oysters and is suppose to have the best tasting oysters in the world. (?) Ok, Ok, that's what they say. But I have to agree they were pretty good. We camped right on the ocean for FREE!! Went on some great walks and generally relaxed for a few days.

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Linda's Adventures

Jan 23, 2015 - Hip Hoppin' in Florida

We're back in our old stomping grounds!!! After nearly 2 years on the road, we returned to the Tampa area in November, 2014. It was great to get with friends and family, but the driving force for the visit was for Deb to get another hip replacement by the same doctor who did the first one. All went well with surgery and rehab, so she's better than new. The visit lasted 5 months - the longest stay in one place in 3 years. During the stay we got caught up on all manner of medical and dental work. Our visit included many card games and laughs...

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Mar 16, 2013 - Carrabelle, SGI and Apalachicola

On Thursday we awoke to a cool morning. We had a new overnight low of 41.3. After hooking up we visited with some neighbors in the Park, talking mostly about Alaska. We headed up the road to our next stop, Carrabelle, about 140 miles. We had lunch at a Pizza Hut in Perry along the way. Once again, the roads (Alt 27 and 98) were very good and we had some nice scenery, particularly along the coast on 98. We landed at our destination, Sunset Isle RV Park, around 3:30 or so. We later learned that Carrabelle was once a very busy seaport. As with...

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Feb 9, 2013 - Back to Apalach

We had a lovely day of a short ride with a tail wind, along the water and over a long causeway. Just beautiful and no pressure. Saw some cool birds, like nuthatches. Note: the boiled peanuts were a bust. Having had homemade boiled peanuts as a kid, I was unpleasantly surprised how awful they were canned. We stayed again in Apalachicola, and rode around the town. Talked to informative local fishermen on the docks and pier.

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Snowbirds on Bikes

Feb 4, 2013 - Apalach

We left earlier than normal this morning. Of course, we crossed into the easter time zone, so we lost an hour. The ride was lovely all day. The wind had died overnight and so had the surf. Even the gulls chilled out on the beach. We got a few miles in before hunger hit. So, we stopped in Port Saint Joe for breakfast sandwiches. Then we continued on until we could get off on a very quiet road that we rode for many miles. The countryside was really nice and pretty rural. We could see the water most of the time. At one point we watched some...

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Snowbirds on Bikes

Dec 19, 2012 - Enjoying the surf

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Hey Gang. Spent a coupla days at Rocky Bayou St. Pk. not doing too much. Took a drive thru Destin, FL which is A BUSY PLACE right on the gulf. Barb found a really big outlet mall to wander around in and other than a few walks we didn’t do much. Last Sunday we trucked a little further into the deep, dark exterior of the gulf coast of Florida ending up on what is called “The Forgotten Coast.” Don’t ask me why but that is what a newspaper here calls it. We are outside of the town of Apalachicola (say that 4 times...

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Nov 9, 2012 - Florida's Forgotten Coast Part 1

On Thursday November 1st we drove from Vicksburg, Mississippi to Panama City, Florida. We had not been to Panama City Beach since 1988 and were shocked at the amount of growth it has experienced! The hi-rise condo complexes go on forever. Having only one night to stay at St Andrews State Park on the south east end of Panama City Beach we were lucky enough to get a waterfront campsite. It it obvious that the state of Florida is in better financial shape than most of the states we have been in this summer. The state park facilities are in...

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Our Journey 2012

Nov 5, 2012 - Apalachicola, Oyster Capital of World

From Grayton Beach State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, FL ... November 5, 2012 We had an incredible day! After breakfast and a bike ride, we headed out for a day trip. We drove down the beautiful Emerald Coast, passing through lots of pretty beach towns. We drove through Panama City Beach and Mexico Beach to name only a couple, and didn't stop until we reached Apalachicola, FL ... the Oyster Capital of the World! Apalachicola is an old, laid back kind of town which harvests 90 percent of the oysters in the state of FL. We were hungry by the...

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On the Road Again

Nov 4, 2011 - Florida Seafood Festival

Today, along with our friends, Christopher & Charlene Williams, Judy and I attended the Florida Seafood Festival at Apalachicola. Apalachicola is one of the oldest river ports in the South. It is a town of 2,500 with a beautiful historic district. The festival itself is similar to any typical small town festival with a carnival midway, food and novelty vendors. Of course, the seafood selection is unique to the area. Tomorrow is the main event, with oyster shucking and oyster eating competitions.

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Forgotten Coast

Jun 22, 2010 - First Stop, Apalachicola

We left late morning and took our time, stopping early in Apalachicola. Camp ground is right on the gulf and there's a nice breeze but it's still HOT. AC is not cooling the coach down much, may have to have it checked out before we hit the real heat. Oil booms are in place out in the gulf, but no oil sighted yet. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE

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Westward Bound 2010

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