A common sight at the campground this AM.
|Water faucet frozen solid in mid-drip. Welcome to sunny Florida!|
After last night's freeze, I haven’t tested the plumbing since there is one more night of below-freezing temps to endure, but I’m hoping for the best. I should be OK. Roadtreks are built with a 2-tank system. One 11-gallon tank resides inside the camper and allows for running water while winter camping. Roadtreks are made in Canada, after all. I've never appreciated that fact more than now!
After leaving Topsail, I stopped for a propane re-fill, a few groceries, and a very chilly picnic lunch here.
I also detoured to check out Grayton Beach State Park. Again, it seems a very nice facility but you have to drive to the beach. I guess most people don’t mind that as much as I do.
So it was on to St. Joe State Park for the night where I got hooked-up about 3 PM.
I’ve wanted to check out this campground for a long time. And, dedicated blogger that I am, I braved the 26-degree wind chill on the deserted beach just to get a few snapshots for you.
I know many of you are in much colder climes right now and can probably use some beach photos. Even though I had to wear a ski mask to get them.
|The low-lying clouds on the horizon look for all the world like mountain peaks.|
From the toasty interior of the GDB I can see the luminous sky, even through the thick foliage surrounding my site.
My neighbor (who is tent-camping!) informs me that the raccoons show up right after sunset. Maybe the activity will provide some interesting distraction from the classwork I must do tonight.
I’ll probably head to another campground tomorrow. I think I'll treat myself to lunch too. For the past 72 hours I’ve been thinking about those delectable gulf oysters. More than usual even!
The Big Game
Of course we aren’t happy about the outcome last night but ….. awfully proud of the team for getting there and playing so well. John says we were just one bad defensive play away from a national title. But what a show!
BTW, thanks to all you Tiger fans who commented!