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Feb 10, 2020 - Eastpoint, FL

We took I-10 to Hwy 331 to Hwy 98 into Coastline RV Resort. This is our first time staying any one place for two weeks. Surprising the time has gone quickly and Dale has not gotten bored. We have tried to something every other day and have really enjoyed exploring this area. One day we went to St. George Island to the State Park. The island took a big hit in Hurricane Michael so not all the facilities are opened back up yet, but they are working on it. Took some walks here and Dale even walked on the beach. Unfortunately a cold wind was...

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Winter 2020

Feb 12, 2019 - Eastpoint, FL

Now to my favorite part of the trip, at least where we stayed. We traveled Hwy 98 to Eastpoint, FL staying at Coastline Campground and RV Resort. We had stayed here years earlier when this park was first opened. At the time just the resort section of 13 sites was opened. Since then they have added 18 more sites to the Resort and 19 at the campground. This park is right across Hwy 98 to the gulf and they have planned the park to alternated the sites so when sitting out, you have a view of the gulf. Just beautiful. The only downer on getting...

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Winter2019

Jun 14, 2018 - Raney house

Today Ray, Manny and Birti chilled out in the Eagle and I went to the Raney house that was built in 1838 by another prosperous cotton merchant. It was rainy today and it wasn’t a good day to do additional site seeing in Apalachicola. There is a historic cemetery in town that I did not visit due to the rain. I did stop by the history center and saw a traders canoe found near the river, it dates from 1750 to 1800 and was used by traders on the river. At more than 50 feet it is the longest found in Florida and was dug by metal tools from a...

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2018 Trip

Jun 13, 2018 - Camp Gordon Johnston

Today we drove to Carrabelle to check out several scenic spots. First we stopped at the world war two museum for camp Gordon Johnston. This was the largest amphibious landing training site during the second World war from 1942 to 1945. 250,000 troops trained on the beaches of Carrabelle, dog island, and Saint George Island. We saw an army film that showed the troops training on towers, amphibious craft, and crawling across muddy fields. There was much local information at this museum. We then went across to Carrabelle beach to see one of...

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2018 Trip

Jun 12, 2018 - Apalachicola maritime museum and downtown

Today it rained all morning and was overcast most of the day so we decided to just go back to Apalachicola to check out the downtown area. First we went to the boardwalk that overlooks the bay and the marsh, it was cool because of cloud cover. Then we went to the Maritime Museum that is along the waterfront where there are historic old buildings. It is located next to Leavins seafood that is a packing plant. We saw a large pile of oyster shells and men shucking oysters and sorting for packing. The Maritime Museum is small but highlights the...

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2018 Trip

Jun 11, 2018 - Constitution convention and Tupelo honey

I went to the visitor center in Eastpoint that was surprisingly informative and saw Pearly Mae who is used in the local Christmas parade. We took a drive to Port Saint Joe and the site Of the signing of the Florida state constitution in 1838. This was known as the city of Saint Joseph at the time and was a compromise location between Tallahassee and Pensacola. This city then was abandoned due to yellow fever and hurricanes but was later was reestablished as Port St Joe when lumbering and a paper mill came in. The drive on highway 98 along...

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2018 Trip

Jun 10, 2018 - Gorrie museum and Orman house

Today we took the bridge over to Apalachicola and visited the Gorrie state museum. John Gorrie developed a system for ice production by 1844 that he used to lower the temperature for patients of yellow fever. He was granted a patent in 1851 but was never able to commercially produce his machine. The museum has a model of the ice machine and information about Dr. John Gorrie. He was active in Apalachicola politics and noticed that after a hurricane came through the lower temperature and lower humidity caused yellow fever patients to recover....

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2018 Trip

Jun 9, 2018 - Mullet toss

We went over the bridge to st. George Island and witnessed the 27th annual mullet toss at the Blue Parrot Beach. It was hot and people were in the water and sunning on the beach. We saw the women’s competition and some of those mullets sailed over 100 ft. They roll the mullet in sand so it will go further. A couple of the contestants were from Kentucky. We then went to the cape st George lighthouse and found it was moved and rebuilt in the middle of the island in 2008. This is the 4th lighthouse, the first three were built in 1833 and 1848...

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2018 Trip

Jun 8, 2018 - Coastline RV Resort

We drove on Hwy 27 so no interstate driving at all to get to the Forgotten Coast. This area is old Florida with unspoiled beaches, 90% of Florida’s oysters are harvested in Apalachicola Bay. We had rain off and on until we turned onto curvy Hwy 98, then the sky cleared. We have a view of the bay from the windshield of the Eagle and people next to us have little Italian greyhounds. We are going to relax. A tropical storm came through here last year and this couple were here. Said it was just windy and the water was close to the park, but no...

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2018 Trip

Mar 17, 2015 - March 15th

Today we went into town to do laundry. Then we went to a beer and wine store where we bought a 6 pack of beer. We went fishing in the afternoon and we each caught 1 whiting. Returning to the RV we had a fire and drank wine till I had a little too much. We rounded up most things and put them away in preparation for the travel day tomorrow. Today Sally and I were checked for fishing license. We were ecstatic! This was the first time we have been checked in the time we have been coming to Florida. It kind of justified buying the license.

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Mar 15, 2015 - March 14th

Today started well I was able to do a 2.5 mile jog. Then Alvin and Cheryl the previous owners of our RV came and visited for an hour and a half or so. We talked and about our RV and their RV. They decided to go with a larger Alegro Red. After they left Sally and I went to the gulf to once again try our luck at fishing. We caught 5 whiting. Sally caught 3, I caught 1, and we caught 1 together. They are a small fish about 10 inches but are supposed to be good to eat. We fished for 3 hours or so then returned to the campground to clean them....

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Mar 13, 2015 - March 13th

Today started out raining. We were waiting for a call from Alvin the previous owner of our RV until about noon. Then Sally called in my prescription for blood thiner at the WalMart in Crawfordsville about 75 miles away. That was the closest WalMart to us. We drove there and picked up the prescription, some groceries as well as a few other things. Then we drove back to the campground, stopping on the way to get Wi-Fi so we could download e-mails and post to the web. It will be about 7PM when we get back. We'll eat rest a little before going to...

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