Another awesome Florida state park! I’m continually baffled as to why anyone would choose a cramped private park over a state park with large sites and scenic views. For a long term stay it makes sense, but other than that I just don’t get it. On the other hand, I am glad not everyone wants to stay here because then our chance of getting a site would be even worse. Once again, we snagged our site at Bahia Honda state park a few weeks ago using Tim’s reservation website. Somehow we lucked out and got the best RV waterfront site in the park.
The majority of the water view sites here face the US 1 bridge and get a LOT of road noise. Our site was around the corner with a view of the old railroad bridge instead. We still had a bit of road noise, but nothing that the view didn’t make up for.
We also had the perfect platform for sunset viewing.
Unfortunately, we only got that primo site for 5 nights. However, during that time a cancellation came up and we were able to book another site for an additional week.
The bad? It’s not on the water, has less wind which means more bugs, and the light from the bathroom shines on us all night. The good? We’re still here in the park with easy access to what is definitely the most beautiful beach in the keys.
It hasn’t been the most ideal beach weather this week with temps kind of on the cool side (low 70s) and lots of wind. Don’t feel too bad for us though :) We’ve gotten out for a few afternoon beach walks and one fun kayaking adventure. We tried to go for a longer paddle on Saturday, but between the fierce wind and the strong tidal current we didn’t get far before giving up. Instead Tim got out his kite and did some flying on a shallow sand bar off the beach.
We also had some social fun this week, starting with lunch at The Wharf with fellow Airstreamers Nancy and Charlie who are on an extended trip from Oregon. We met them briefly at the Balloon Fiesta and it was great fun to meet up again. Hope to see you guys somewhere down the road! The Wharf had been highly recommended by many, and I am glad we finally made it there for their famous fish sandwich. We were in luck and the special for the day was grouper, which has quickly become one of my favorite fish. If you can get past the unnecessary slices of orange cheese, it as good as everyone said it would be. How can you go wrong with thick slices of fresh fish lightly battered and served with a tangy sauce? Neither of us could finish our giant sandwiches and we brought home the leftovers for a tasty dinner.
Later in the week we had a gathering at our site with Lauri, Adam & Ilinke (remember them from this post), along with newcomers Nikki & Jason, better known as Gone with the Wynns. It had been over a year since we last saw them and we had a blast catching up. The evening was full of laugher, good food, cute pups, and an another awesome sunset.
I also have to give a shout out to yet another Airstream couple, Tom & Barbara who stopped by to visit one day last week. If you guys are reading this, we’ll be back in Big Pine in a few weeks so expect a visit from us!
That’s it for now. We’re gearing up for a long bike ride this afternoon in anticipation of our super bowl feast later. I just threw some chicken in a marinade for a yummy homemade grilled BBQ chicken pizza. See you all next week with more pics from the beach!