Our latest RV journey took us past many pecan orchards in south Georgia before we arrived at our first destination, Eastbank Campground on the banks of Lake Seminole. Although located in Georgia, the closest town is Chattahoochee, Florida. From our campsite we were treated to a beautiful sunset our first night.
The campsites are large and many are waterfront. It was a great place to wind down from the hustle and bustle of being at home.
We tried geocaching in nearby Chattahoochee, Florida. Our first two attempts were a bust but we enjoyed looking around the train car at the Heritage Park.
We ended the day watching another beautiful sunset.
Our second geocaching excursion took us to part of the Chattachoochee Nature Trail along the Apalachicola River.
No amount of looking over, under, and around the boardwalk helped us find the geocache but I found something better. A baby alligator was sunning himself beside the boardwalk.
We were determined to find the geocache at the train car so we returned there and Henry found it!
Later we drove to the Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam to take a look. The dam and locks were constructed for navigation, hydro- power and recreation purposes on the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint River systems.
Snowbird – one who travels to warm climes for the winter (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
No, we’re not snowbirding this year – yet. Doctor’s appointments and household chores caused us to get a late start this year. Instead of hitting Florida during the peak snowbird season we will be arriving in Florida in early March just before spring break.
While we have been home, I’ve been thinking about all the places in Florida we have enjoyed. Here are just a few highlights from our snowbirding adventures from past years.
We had white sandy beaches almost completely to ourselves at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.
Watching the sunset was a perfect way to end the day at Cedar Key.
We loved Everglades National Park and camped at the Flamingo Campground twice.
There was a lot of bird watching in Cedar Key.
And lots of alligators in Everglades National Park.
It was fun seeing manatees at Homossassa Springs Wildlife State Park.
This Gopher Tortoise walked across our campsite at Silver River State Park (now Silver Springs State Park).
We rode the Fort Gate Ferry across the St. John’s River near Salt Springs Recreation Area.
And of course we went for boat rides.
We ate our fill of stone crab claws and other fresh seafood.
Soon we will be hitching up the fifth wheel to do a little late snowbirding this year. We are going to a few new places and returning to a couple of favorites. Stay tuned to see where we wander next!