We just cannot get enough of the beach, so we decided to have an early lunch at St. George Island State Park beach.
One of the reasons we love state parks and national parks is because they charge to enter, and since we camp there or have park passes, we can be on the beach with very little congestion.
Every opportunity we have to mix in a little bit of learning is taken advantage while we are traveling. On the island, there was a bunch of history.
We arrived at our next campground and could not believe our view. Backed up into the bay, feet from the water, with a cool breeze slightly gliding through the air. And the view got better at night! This is the life!
On the final fourth of our forty day Florida trip but the sights continue to impress.
If you’re in the town of Carrabelle, check out the world’s smallest police station.
All 4 of our kids fit in there, though it’s hard to see in the top left picture!
The people are super friendly in this small fishing town on the gulf coast.
Poor fake beached dolphin.
I have no clue what she was frowning at!
Our campground was on St. George Island and we had a short walk behind our campsite to the beach. The tide was out so we were able to walk fairly far into the bay.
Drove a few miles from the campground to the little, but proud town of Lee.
If you haven’t figured out by now through our blog, we are more about enjoying the limited time left we have with our children. We desire to make the most of it.
While we take advantage of our free time, we still make sure to get our work/school done.
Though we didn’t do much more than relax, we did end the night, like many nights, around the campfire.
No, Madison wasn’t named after this city, but as soon as we saw it on the map, we knew we had to come.
Normally, in every city, we visit their downtown. It helps us to get a grasp of what their way of life is really like as well as to experience the history of the town.
From the older buildings, the red brick roads, and the painted murals, these types of towns are amazing to see.
In downtown Madison, like most other cities, they maintain and display their history, which we were able to see in their museum.
The sweet lady who ran the museum spent some time telling us about the city…
… before allowing us to walk around ourselves.
It’s always neat for the kids to see the major role minorities played in most parts of the country.
From the first black to vote in Madison county (man in the lower left corner).
To the first woman to command an Air Force base.
As well as to see the price of things in years past.
Could you imagine only paying a dime for 4 hours now?
It’s been quite a joy of ours to see our kids learning, having fun, and expanding their horizons.
Though there is not much to do around here, we are loving it. It is quiet and our schedule isn’t as full.
The highlight of our trip to the city was yet another visit to Walmart!
We stayed up watching “The Foreigner” and “The Mountain Between Us” on Redbox.
After a hot cup of coffee, around 2am, we called it a night!
There was not much to see here in the city, but we liked it because every time we said it, Mackenzie would say, “Bless You.” I guess it sounds like a sneeze!
We did stop at a pretty large Harley on the way.
And enjoyed a picnic lunch on a park bench!
The fun keeps coming! Even the city we visited had a funny name…pronounced, ‘We-key Watch-ee.’ Weeki Wachee means “Little Spring” or “Winding River”.
We started the day at the home of the world famous Underwater Mermaid Show. Kelly had been wanting to take the kids and see the mermaids for years!!
Before the show began, we got to learn about and touch some native animals.
After seeing the animals, we wanted to get good seats for the show, so we arrived about 30 minutes early.
The show did not disappoint!
How they are able to stay calm and still perform while that far underwater is amazing!
Then we took a boat ride down Weeki Wachee Springs.
The fun didn’t stop when we got back to our campground. Probably the best campground we have been too. The campground hosts, workers, and staff were awesome. So were all the people who were camping or fishing there.
Mackenzie went fishing again and caught a whopping 33 fish!
One of the fisherman gave William a few fish that he cleaned and then Kelly added some spices to it and put it on the grill.
It was supposed to be for dinner, but they didn’t make it that far!
This is what we had envisioned when we started RVing; enjoying our campground, meeting some great people, and making some memories.