Saturday, 21 January 2012

St. Andrews State Park

I would like to welcome Russ Krecklow.  Welcome and hope I don’t bore you too much.

Today we drove down to St. Andrews State Park which is about 6 miles down the road.  It’s a beautiful park.  They have a campground there which is really nice, woodsy, and basically right on the beach, but they don’t have sewer hook-ups.  And to me, if you’re staying for awhile it’s just a PITA to unhook and drive to the dump every few days.  Not sure if they have 50 amp either.  The beach there is absolutely beautiful, clean, white sand, turquoise water.  But as in just about all beaches in Florida, no dogs allowed.  What a shame, because Jackson would have had a ball running on that beach.  But it only takes one or two bad apples to spoil it for the rest of us.  We walked about 2+ miles on the beach.  Perfect day for it, not too hot, with a slight breeze.  Here are some of the pictures I took.
Hoping to catch a wave

Waiting for just the right wave…
SaintAndrewsBeach #2

SaintAndrewsBeach Sand Dunes

Sand dunes.


We’ve had a couple sad events here.  First about a month ago, the GM who runs the campground had a stroke, he is just 71.  He is still in the hospital undergoing therapy and apparently responding very well,  His right side is still in need of a lot of work though, but they got to him right away and got that shot administered.   He’s a lovely man and I hope he recuperates 100%.  Then 2 days ago, a gentleman (we don’t know him) had a heart attack and passed away, he was just 67.  He apparently had been out washing his rig that day, woke up in the night complaining of a sore shoulder, took an Advil, and sat down in his recliner.  His wife went back to bed and in the morning when she got up he had died.  How awful. 

The weather has been great, much, much warmer than last year when we were here.  On February 1st we’ve been here 2 months.  Now THAT is hard to believe.  Time has flown by. 

We have been doing quite a bit of bike riding.  My rear end is finally getting used to the seat. 

Well until later…take care.


  1. My father passed away sitting in a chair while my mother was getting him a soda. He was only 63. At least this kind of Passing is quick.

  2. Sure is a beautiful beach. Sorry to hear about the bad news though, that's too bad.

  3. Thanks for the warm welcome. Used to work for a bank myself, way back when. Enjoy reading your blog and seeing your pictures of things on the other side of the country from where we are here in the Pacific Northwest.

  4. gorgeous beach..sorry to hear the sad news..have a good week...

  5. Sure like the color of the water along with the white sand beaches. Sorry to hear about the bad news.