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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Monday, April 9, 2012

A Very Nice Drive

We departed the Homosassa River RV Resort at 9:45 this morning, only 45 minutes later than I had planned! not too bad :-). We had been debating back and forth about the planned route, and finally elected to scratch going directly to I-10 in the panhandle of Florida, and instead took route 98 west off of 19, which hugs the gulf coast as we made our way to St. Andrews State Park in Panama City. It turned out to be an excellent decision, as the ride was very scenic, and very light traffic (except in Panama City itself!). We loved driving the quiet highway, with hardly any truck traffic at all, as it made its way through the forests and the various wildlife management areas. Once we passed through Panacea, the scenery was beautiful, passing through the beach towns and across bridges, giving us great views of the gulf and fishing harbors. It was also a warm sunny day, just great for driving. The only issue we had was finding a gas station that we could fit into! Thankfully, before the tank got low enough to really make me nervous, we found one and received our expensive drink of diesel.

We arrived at our campsite here in the park, and it is really nice here. The site was a bit of a challenge to get into, with a badly placed palm tree in the way, but Al rose to the challenge and we slipped right in fairly easily.

Site 120 in the Pine Loop

The view from the back of our trailer; not too shabby!

We walked through the entire campground, and it's very nice. I could picture spending several days here, exploring the area. Al would love the fishing here as well. We only have one night here, though, as we make our way west, so it will go on the list for a future, more leisurely stay :-).


  1. I always wonder what they were thinking when they pace those trees and bushes at the campsites.

  2. That looks like a wonderful place to "set a spell" and refresh your senses. Travel safely.

  3. Safe Travels and Happy Trails......

  4. We decided to take the Spyder up to the Blue Ridge Mts. of N.C. for a few days. Beautiful, beautiful scenery as the dogwood trees and the azalea bushes were all in bloom. It's like replaying spring time once again since, where we live in S.C., spring is over. Know what you mean about the "expensive drink of diesel". However, we were fortunate enough to find a gas station where the diesel gas was $3.89 a gallon the same price as home. Enjoy your travels. We enjoy your blog and your adventures. Be safe.

    1. And wouldn't you know, as soon as you fill up the tank you find a station down the highway ten cents cheaper? Can never win! Bet the mountains are awesome now! Enjoy.

  5. We've driven that same route as well...sure beats the interstates! Enjoy! Safe travels!

  6. Glad to see your picture of St. Andrews. We had two nights booked there and then at every other State Park along the gulf going north. BUT, had to cancel them all. Maybe next year. Thanks for showing me what I missed.

  7. I think I could really enjoy that campsite. Safe travels...