Time to leave Grayton Beach and head towards Central Florida. But we had to try an interesting place for breakfast first. “Another Broken Egg”. A delightful spot. We had fresh beignets with a citrus-honey marmalade and eggs. Susan had a crab omelette. I had a chorizo and cream cheese stuffed omelette. We brought home half of everything.
Then east along the panhandle coast towards Port St Joe. The road goes right along the water. Susan though it reminded her of Hiway 61 on the North Shore. A bit further on to Apalachicola. They call this area Florida’s Big Bend. We stopped for a break under the bridge leading out to the causeway.
These two lane high bridges are white knuckle rides for Susan.
A long, straight causeway over the bay and then a very long 40 some mile drive towards Perry, FL. It is through flat forest land. Straight as an arrow. Borring! A completely unremarkable overnight in Perry. But some amazing leftovers for breakfast.
We are in Eastern Daylight Time now. It doesn’t get light until well after 7 AM! We got up and got going shortly after. Highway 27 is a nice 4 land divided highway. We went for an hour and a half and only saw four other cars headed the same way. Near Ocala we branched off onto two lane roads through Florida’s horse county.
Immense places with long fences for each ranch. Palaces for the owners and even bigger ones for the horses. It looked like 1/3 of them were for sale. It was a very nice drive. Green grass everywhere and it got warmer as we got further south.
We were headed for a county park in Orage County where Orlando is. We are at Kelly County Park and the north side of Apopka. What a nice park, 50 amp electric service, water, dump station, 26 site, about 6 other campers here. Oak, pine and palm trees, go figure. Hiking trails, a pool, a spring fed river that you can swim or tube in.
The leaves are falling now, it feels like fall except that it was about 80°.
Susan’s cousin Patsy and her husband live in Apopka. We went to their house for an extended chin wag. Their son Tom and his bride to be, Bethany were there too. Tom visited us about 24 years ago and went to Oshkosh with us in the original Home2. He was a big airplane enthusiast at the time. Tom got a personal tour of a Quantas 747 cockpit from the Captain. Somewhere we have a picture of him in the pilot’s seat with an enormous grin.
My sister says we need more selfies.
So there you are.
Rain Monday afternoon. Time for a jigsaw puzzle, read, a nap and a blog post.
Tomorrow we are going to the. Morse Museum (everything Tiffany). And the off to Cape Canaveral.
Everyday is an adventure!
Roger and Susan