Friday, March 15, 2013

St Andrews State Park - 03/15/13

Friday – March 15, 2013

Friday – March 15, 2013

We awoke to a warm sunny morning at the St. Andrews State Park Campground in Panama City Beach, Florida. Much to our surprise, the college students that are camped on each side of us were well behaved and quiet, allowing us a much-needed night of rest last night.

The weather forecast is for a sunny day with the temperature in the low 70’s. Sounds like a good day to explore St. Andrew State Park, so off we go.

Well-known for its sugar white sands and emerald green waters, this former military reservation has over one-and-a-half miles of beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and Grand Lagoon. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and canoeing. Two fishing piers, a jetty, and a boat ramp provide ample fishing opportunities for anglers. Two nature trails wind through a rich diversity of coastal plant communities - a splendid opportunity for bird-watching. Those wanting to relax can sunbathe on the beach or enjoy a leisurely lunch under the shade of a picnic pavilion.

The St. Andrews Park campground has 176 campsites with electric and water hookups. There are four restroom facilities with flush toilets and hot water showers and two dump stations. The downside to this campground is the campsites are very close to one another and offer no privacy between campsites.

My son, his wife and our 13-year old grandson were planning to visit us at our campsite this evening, but only my son could make it. Our daughter-in-law and grandson were not feeling well and running high temperatures. My son arrived at 4:00 p.m. and we had a very nice visit. He had to work that evening and left at 5:30 p.m. We agreed to meet for breakfast at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday at The Egg and I restaurant in Panama City Beach.

We retired for the evening at 10:00 p.m. hoping to spend a quiet restful evening.

Tomorrow another adventure begins.

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