Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010: From Topsail to "Camping on the Gulf"

By 11 a.m. we were loaded and pulling away from Topsail Preserve State Park in Destin, once more unsure of a new destination. Because we hadn't really gotten our "fill" of beach, we decided to splurge for two nights at a place called simply, "Camping on the Gulf" .. also in Destin. It's in Destin, along Highway 98 on a narrow parcel of land that runs several hundred yards from the highway to the gulf. There really are camping sites right on the beach, but we opted to be away from the surf and sand so we're nearer to the highway in an area with a few pitiful looking trees. Certainly none that could be mistaken for shade trees however. The rate is $87 per night so we're spending $194 for two nights in site #310. We do have 50/W/S/C. The only open pool has a large tenting over it and is just hideous. We will not be swimming. The campground has many vacant sites and lots of retirees. Our kind of place. We enjoyed cooking out and taking walks around the campground and to the beach where we sat on a picnic table. Funny how we avoid getting sandy in our old age. That's another weird thing.

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