December 10, 2018 – Tallahassee, Florida

Began our trek along Interstate 10 – we missed the beginning by about 4 miles but that was downtown Jacksonville and we didn’t want to venture there. We are anticipating staying on I-10 until we get to Tucson. The roads have been in good shape and the driving easy.

Arrived at Tallahassee RV Park about 1 PM and got settled in. The park is a small park with lots of trees in the back and none in the front. The roads are paved and the gravel sites seem fairly level – even have wifi that works well. We did get a site in front – where the short stays are placed – and therefore SAT was great.

Tuesday not a lot going on – I did go visit the Historic Capitol of Florida (built in 1845 and added to in 1902) – nice museum about Florida and the people in power.

What surprised me was the new capital is directly behind the old capitol and is totally modern.ta (6)

Did have to chase down an Offbeat Attraction – a sculptured Oak Tree to remember all the Oak trees in Florida. Nice sculpture.

Did get to drive through Florida State University – go Seminoles!

Wednesday looks nice but it sure was cold – 32 – last night.

There is still some color in Florida.ta (19)

We took the dogs and headed to St Marks on the Gulf Coast – small fishing village. Looked for manatees but didn’t see any.

Then hiked on the St Marks bike trail (trail does run all the way back to Tallahassee – 20 miles) – lots of water along the edge – no alligators.

Then lunch at the Riverside Grill.

Visited the San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park which was built in 1679 and over the years hosted a number of country’s flags.

Then over to the St Mark’s lighthouse (located on the Gulf of Mexico) – which is located in the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.

We did see some wildlife, especially the nesting Bald Eagle.

Much more to do in the area and again we will have to return.

Thursday is off to Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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