Grayton Beach state park preserves over 2200 acres & two miles of pristine beach along the upscale, beautiful Emerald Coast of Florida. We left the park this morning in search of postcards for Mom & Avery. Less than one mile from the park entrance are two recently developed coastal communities, Watercolor & Seaside. They were created to look like charming seaside communities from the past.
A lovely, expensive shop featuring local artists had cards among the other beautiful things. The clerk told us the post office was just down the street so off we went. Her judgement of distance was not the same as ours, but we ended up being grateful when we stumbled upon the row of Airstream food vendors! Such a fun Sunday morning scene. Folks out walking & buying stuff, the typical touristy thing. We had the great idea to rent at Redbox since returning was easy. Another perk of civilization!
The afternoon sun had us longing for wilderness so we started the four-mile hike through the wild pine forests. Our goal is usually 2 miles in & 2 out. Lots of warnings about bears, coyotes, & four types of venomous snakes made for an uneasy start. Maggie is always frisky the first mile so she happily led the way. It was a great hike & we did not encounter creatures of any kind! Everyone was tired when we got back to the truck!
Edward was able to figure out how to play the Blu-ray on the bedroom TV so we had a fun movie night! The Clarion sound system is notoriously difficult to navigate & we are still trying to figure out how to play the sound through the AS speakers. Maybe next time.
With much love. Remember, we enjoy hearing from you. We miss our families.