Our stay here at the park is almost over. It has been a fun time here. It could have been a little warmer, and a lot less windy but otherwise it has been fine. We are planning on coming back in April 2021 for a week before we head out west.
GULF STATE PARK
This is a huge state park, not only with the Rv spots but it is big. There are almost 3 miles of state beaches right across the road. Accessed by two overhead bridges over the beach road., you can walk or ride bikes over. There are over twenty miles of paved, eight feet wide trails in the park, 5 or so miles are elevated walkways, through swamps, marshs, creeks, and all that.
This is the park, all the black lines are trails.
One of the two overpasses to get to the beach and pier.
The Pier, goes out 800 yards or so.
The beach from the pier
Again from the pier.
Picnic area by the lake.
Maybe our next tow vehicle???
One of the elevated walkways through the park
One of the lakes
To the Beach
FOOD, FOOD, FOOD AND MORE FOOD
As this is a Meca for snowbirds, the area is full of places to eat. Everything you would want is down here. From your chain resturants to your choice of cajon food, fish, crawfish (horrible), oysters, and all that stuff. We ate out more here than we did staying at Key Largo for three months.
Yep , my favorite breakfast place. We have visited four times while here. Just love it.
My favorite, two eggs, hash browns, toast, $4.20 plus coffee. Melissa gets scrambled eggs, grits, biscuit, same price plus coffee.
HOME OF THE THROWED ROLL. Yep they throw your dinner rolls to you. A guy comes out of the kitchen and yells HOT ROLLS, and people put there hand up and he throws them to you. I had three come at me from about 30 feet away. Saw one guy get hit in the back of the head with one. They are the size of a softball, and hot. The food is good, you get two sides with your order, and they have people coming around with 8 different pass arounds, like fried potatoes and onions, fried Okra, tomatoes and macaroni, black eyed peas, apple butter. Way to much to eat, especially if you eat a few rolls. It was good entertainment
My first roll throwed at me, it broke apart and this part hit me in the face.
Here comes my second roll
Eating it, they were very good.
Melissa eating her roll throwed at her.
Isn’t she so pretty.
A retro 50’s style joint. We went twice and it was like stepping back in time, really neat. Period music, and all the employees are dressed in 50’s style soda jerk outfits. We had a great time both times we went.
This is the menu, opens up like a paper.
Into the 50’s baby
Snowbird special. Hamburger with all the fixins and a load of fries. Includes the ice tea for $5:99
Melissa got the same thing and a chocolate malt. Yummy
Isn’t she a hip cat. See below
A few people told us to go here, for shrimp and grits, which Melissa likes. The place is not to big, but known for good food. Melissa ended up getting the stuffed Flounder, with shrimp inside and a sauce with rice. I got all you could eat whitefish. We enjoyed them both
Next stop Buckaneer State park in Mississippi.