Florida Beach Tour- part 1

Finally, back on the road. After the activities of the past month, we are ultimately headed to Key West. Our plan is to explore the east coast of Florida on our way down and the west coast on our way back. The reservation for Key West was made 6 months ago and we have really been looking forward to it.

Since we travel with a travel anxious dog, we try to limit our daily trips to under 4 hours. Our first stop was going to be Destin FL for several days, so we booked an intermediate overnight stay at Meaher State Park in Spanish Fort AL. No pictures, since it was just an overnight stop, but I can sum up our brief stay in just one word, ANTS! Apparently, when we were setting up, one of our jacks came down on a crack in the asphalt that was the entrance to a huge ant colony. Fortunately, it was the small sugar ant and not fire ants! When we awoke the next am, there were ants crawling everywhere in the coach. Literally, thousands! A bunch of ant spray, a good scrubbing and cleaning and we were out of there. Luckily, it did not appear that they had established a colony in the coach. When we arrived in Destin, we had a few holdovers that we found but definitely decreasing numbers.

Destin was recuperation time. We really did not realize how fatigued we were from the England trip and the wedding week. We spent a lot of time just hanging out, bike riding and sitting on the beach. We did manage to eat at one of our favorite restaurants in the area, Stinky’s Fish Camp. We did take a couple of pictures before we ate.

Fried Green Tomatoes with Crawfish Etouffee

Fried Green Tomatoes with Crawfish Etouffee

A Taste of Stinky's (Catfish Meuniere, Crawfish Pie, Crab Cake)

A Taste of Stinky’s
(Catfish Meuniere, Crawfish Pie, Crab Cake)

A new addition to our gadget collection is a selfie stick. Jimmie Kay is not too thrilled with it. She sent me some sign language, but I wasn’t sure if she was telling me ‘only one picture’ or if the single digit she held up had another meaning.


We love Destin and the area. We have been going there for years. My family first went around 1960!

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How can you not love a place like this!

Next, an overnight stop in Tallahassee and then on to St. Augustine, America’s oldest city.

Coming up, we have an overnight in Tallahassee and then on to St. Augustine for a few days.