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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Emerald Coast of Florida

Aloha Everyone,

Located on the Eastern end of Florida's panhandle, Emerald Coast includes Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, and Okaloosa Island.

From Wikipedia
Voted as one of the "10 Most Beautiful Places in America" by Good Morning America, the 24 miles long beaches features sugar-white sand with crystal clear water.

Our lunch stop was at a restaurant called Crab Shack in Destin Harbor and Broadwalk.

Located on the beach, the 2nd floor restaurant gave us magnificent views.

Some schools are already on their Spring Break. There were many families with children enjoying the warm Florida sunshine and excellent food. J.J. ordered a medley of boiled food which we shared. When the waitress brought out our tray, heads turned as it  was beautifully presented.The dish included crabs, shrimps, sausage, crab cakes, seafood gumbo, corn and boiled potato.  

A girl seated at the next table volunteered to take our photo for us.

One of the people we met at the last RV park mentioned that Florida's state parks offer excellent facilities.  Prices may even be higher than some private parks, but they tend to be located in better places with good security.

We drove into Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. During this time of the year, you must have reservations or it is virtually impossible to get a place to stay. Luck was on our side. When the ranger checked, a cancellation came up so J.J. and I quickly agreed to take the last spot available for Honu.  

Here are some photos of the Gregory E. Moore RV Resort within the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.

Aloha -- Cathi