Monday, March 21, 2016

Arriving on Florida’s Forgotten Coast


When we left Adel (A-Del being the correct pronunciation, according to the locals) on Wednesday, instead of continuing north, we headed back south.  Yeah, it’s just mid-March, still a little too early to go back to Michigan!

We were headed to Carrabelle, Florida . . . east of Apalachicola, along Florida’s “Forgotten Coast”.  It really is forgotten . . . not even a Walmart or a Publix!  We were staying a week, so we stopped along the way to do our grocery shopping – that was a first – shopping in the motorhome.

We arrived at the RV Park, and got set up on site 42.


Site 42











It was a beautiful day, and still hot when we arrived, so Tom and I headed for the pool to cool off.


We had the whole pool to ourselves!  After our swim, we met a group of people in the Tiki Bar, enjoying their happy hour – a group from North Carolina, a couple from Michigan, and another couple from Florida or Georgia.

As the sun went down, we walked down the road to watch the sunset.

RVs along the single row of sites in the park.

RV sites

A beautiful sunset over the canal.


As we walked back, we could see the row of RVs in the distance, over the wire grass.

Looking back at the RV Park










Kris and Dan (fellow RV-Dreamers that we finally me in person back in January in Ocala) were camped at another RV Park, just down the road in Carrabelle, and Kris texted us about meeting for dinner in Apalachicola on Thursday.


After we were done with school and work, we drove to Apalachicola and met them at the Hole in the Wall.  They are known for their seafood, especially oysters, so Tom, Kris and Dan all ordered shrimp baskets and split a dozen oysters.










kris and dan

Yuck – no thanks!  Bryce and I had cheeseburgers!

After dinner, we walked around town while the shops were still open.

The Tin Cup was a cute shop with lots of unique nautical decorations . . . Kris and I both decided we were glad we didn’t have houses anymore, or we’d be buying all kinds of stuff!











We see lots of these PVC birds at craft shows and in campgrounds, but these were the first ones we’ve seen that bob up and down, and they were painted all different colors – cute!

Bobbing flamingos

Kris picked up a couple of items for her RV, but I resisted, and with our shopping done, we walked along the water.




Boats on the water – old and new.



This guy appeared to be standing watch over the boats.

Standing watch

Another boat – I’m not so sure this one is sea-worthy anymore!


Besides oysters, this area is also known for an abundance of sea sponges.  May of the shops we went into were selling them, and one shop even had homemade soap with a sea sponge embedded into the soap.



The things they can do with those sea sponges is amazing!


We had a nice evening – Apalachicola is a cute little town – and we ended our visit with an ice cream cone at the Old Time Soda Fountain. 

YUM!  Much more appetizing than oysters!




  1. Glad you had an enjoyable evening visit.
    Be Safe!

    It's about time.

  2. Apalachicola is a great little town!! We need to get back that way again.

  3. Go on east on hiway 98 about a mile past Ho Hum RV Park and there's a seafood restaurant on the left that has great food. Try the fried shrimp platter.
    Best I've ever eaten!!
    Bill Hunt


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