It's Friday, time for us to leave for Top Sail State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, and for the Forino's, time to move closer to Fort Lauderdale and their cruise. But yesterday, we got to spend the day enjoying the beaches of St. George Island and that afternoon, Apalachicola.
We departed on what turned out to be a rather long hike. Sand dunes, the state of Florida insists, are Florida's mountains; thus they provide pathways to the beach. Here we are waiting for Bob to come back from scouting the territory ahead.
Bob returns with a report that's it's a very long hike, (our feet were already killing us from walking on soft sand) so we walk back on the beach & get ready for a trip into Apalachicola and lunch.
Although it looks like we're dressed for freezing weather, I'm trying to keep mosquitos at bay, Bob is trying to keep the wind out of his eyes, and Karen is just her normal cute self.
Mike drives us in their mini SUV over the causeway and the bridge over the Apalachicola River to the town bearing the same name. I will have to say that we've seen many, many tourists' traps and attractions, and for a town this size, Apalachicola has the nicest shops with the most interesting merchandise of almost any place we've visited.
After our yummy lunch at The Owl Cafe, we walk the town to take in the shops. Here are a few pictures of Apalachicola:
Our last stop is the local coffee shop for a shot of whatever we need to perk us up. After arriving back on St. George Island, I head over to the Forino's coach to take a picture of their new kitty Magic. Check Magic out, he's a follower!
Coming up next: Top Sail State Park in Santa Rosa Beach
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