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Mar 23, 2014 - March 22nd

Today we didn't do much. However we did ride the bikes to Jackson Lake where we found a geo-cache. After getting close we took another 10 minutes till we found it. It was in a large container but we just didn't see it. After we found the geo-cache we rode the bikes to the beach and looked at the people there, before ridding back to the camper, the total trip on the bikes was about 6 miles. After returning to the campsite we sat in the sun and drank a little wine before calling it a day.

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Mar 23, 2014 - March 23rd

Today we were expecting rain, however we only had a sprinkle or two. We took a walk around the campground in the morning then sat outside for a couple of hours. In the afternoon we went into Destin and walked on the board walk watching the people and looking at the harbor. About 5 o'clock we went to Golden Corral and overate. We came back to the campsite around 6:30. Tomorrow is a travel day and we once again head West to another state campground called Big Lagoon State Park almost in Alabama., but not quite.

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Mar 21, 2014 - March 20th

A very nice day here near Destin. The high was in the low 70's, with sunshine. We went fishing in the Gulf for 3 hrs., without a single bite. Those fishermen we asked didn't get a bite either. In the evening we went to a Blue Grass concert here in the park. There were several performers. We left when we became cold. We both enjoyed the music.

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Mar 21, 2014 - March 21st

We found 2 geocaches today. They were both fairly easy to find. The first one was at a public access point to the beach and we found it within 5 minutes of coming close. The second one was in an abandon construction area. We got close and hunted for 15-20 minutes before stumbling upon it. After finding it, it was in a very easy location, we had been making it harder than it was. We did do some more fishing in the afternoon. We might as well call it setting on the beach enjoying the view because we never catch anything. Today we did see 8-10...

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Mar 20, 2014 - March 19th

Today was a travel day, we moved 40 miles down the Florida panhandle to Topsail State Park near Destin Florida. The travel was mostly on a 4 lane highway but it went through many small towns. It took about an hour and a half to get there. We arrived before our campsite was vacated, so we took a walk to the beach. It was 1.3 miles one way. There were many young swimmers but only 4 people fishing. It was a beautiful beach though. When we got back our lot had been vacated, so we setup camp. There was a large bump in the site that we were...

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Mar 25, 2010 - Plans Made in Jello

From Topsail Hill State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, FL … We woke up to cloudy skies this morning. We got up around 7:30 … again, it was that “afraid I might miss something” thing. : ) We sat on the patio and enjoyed our first cup of coffee as the temperature was already 60 degrees. We had planned to drive to Destin this afternoon for the 25 cent martini lunch at Commander’s Palace (like the restaurant in New Orleans). Before we left for our walk, I decided to go online and see what the hours were for lunch at Commander’s Palace. When I did,...

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Mar 24, 2010 - Travel to Santa Rosa Beach, FL

From Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, FL … We had another early start as today for our travel to the Florida panhandle area on the Gulf Coast. We got up at 7:00 and had a quick cup of coffee before fixing some breakfast. We got ourselves ready and got everything packed up to get on the road. We met our goal this morning and pulled out of Pecan Park right at 9:00. It seems that two hours is how long it takes us to get on the road in the morning if we take time to have breakfast. Not too bad. We were hoping to arrive in...

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Jan 4, 2010 - Family And The Holidays

We spent a wonderful Christmas – in Stone Mountain, GA - with my sister, Carol, her family and my father, Ray. I was wonderful to see my Dad again. It has been two years since my mother passed away and my family was very worried about how Dad would adjust in Georgia. He is doing remarkably well. I cannot begin to explain how much it does my heart good to know that Carol, her husband Ray and their family are giving our Dad (and Grandpa) the love, comfort and care that he deserves. We should all be so fortunate. I’ve written about Stone...

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Aug 3, 2009 - Topsail Hill Preserve

I failed to take any pictures of Topsail Hill but it is a really pretty park. I will try to remember to get pictures next time. We parked on spot #90, (I think) and it was a really nice spot. We were joined by my brother and his girlfriend for the entire week. They rented a cabin that wasn't far from our campsite. Some camping friends parked across the street from us later in the week and we met our neighbors from Georgia. We ate out too much and I think I put on ten pounds. My sister and an old highschool friend that lives in the area met...

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Apr 17, 2008 - Topsail Hill 08

Our first trip to this park in Florida and what a pretty place. The spots are roomy and the park is just perfect. There is a paved trail down to the beach which is virtually a private beach. It belongs to the park so only park guests use it which means no crowds. The trail to the beach is 7/10ths. of a mile and is excellent for jogging, walking or biking. I got up and ran to the beach each morning before breakfast. We came to this campground at the recommendation of our friends Leon and Lisa. They were told about it from a co-worker of...

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