This past weekend marked the second campout with my new camper and the first ladies only trip….me, my mom and my daughter.
It started off a bit iffy…cold, rainy, electrical in the camper not working….but with the help of some park rangers, four to be exact, that came to the rescue, the electrical came on (and with it the heat and fridge) by using a very technical method.
Jiggling the power cord.
It kind of reminded me of when I call IT because my computer at work has an issue and the IT guy comes up and suddenly the damn thing works. Sigh.
But hey, I can’t complain, it stopped raining, everything was working in the camper, Saturday got up to almost 70 degrees and we started having some fun!
I voted this my new favorite close-to-home park. 45 minutes away and really rustic with dirt roads through gorgeous old Florida woods compete with multiple deer sightings and lots of great foliage. It has really nice restroom and shower facilities, it’s 20 minutes from downtown St. Augustine shopping and the entrance to the park is right off I95.
Oh yes, and the park rangers are so friendly and helpful.
(Friday is pictured here…still a bit rainy)
There is a boat ramp and you can rent canoes and kayaks.
Saturday morning we had breakfast outside by the fire!
Trip to the very bustling St Augustine Farmers Market.
Lunch at my new favorite restaurant.
Local, seasonal fare.
Cup of Indian Dal with lentils and sweet potatoes.
With each bite we said how amazing it was. Sweet, spicy and warm on a cool day.
Marinated Jose’s tempeh over ginger caramelized sweet potatoes and NC apples tossed with quinoa, spinach and local lettuces in a honey-dijon vinaigrette, topped with local goat’s cheese and toasted pumpkin seeds for $10.50.
I think the description says it all.
Cute cortyard area where my little one could run around and not disturb anyone.
After lunch we took a walk down St George Street and saw this fellow.
A one man band!
Scarlett’s is Chris’s and my favorite bar.
I loved the lights at this wine bar. The “grapes” were made from plastic balls!
Of course, we shopped till we dropped!
Back at the campground we started up a fire and mom and I had some wine.