Wednesday, August 19, 2015

July 22, 2015 - Chipley, FL to White Springs, FL

A perfect early morning and Edith wanted to go back to where the old log cabin was during the golden hour (one hour after the sunrise or one hour before the sunset). 

Edith thought she could find the log cabin was, but could not find. She swore at herself for not saving/marking waypoint on the GPS yesterday.  She drove for 50 miles, still no luck!  However, after making a turn to the road she did not get on yesterday there stood a hidden gem: Abandoned House off the dirt road.  There was a "No Trespassing" sign, but it was situated off from the dirt road, so she was alright to get out of the car, set up the tripod and take pictures.

After Edith got back to the campground she and Erwin went to the Falling Waters attraction, took a hike to check the falls.  Some of the boardwalk access were closed due to repairs.  There was a trickle of water, almost dried up due to lack of rain.  The sinkholes were used as a hideout by Indians fighting against Andrew Jackson during the Seminole Wars.

Falling Waters is the highest waterfall in the state of Fl at 73 ft.

One of several sinkholes

We left Falling Waters State Park at 10:30 am, got on 77 North to get on I-10 East.

We had a brief rest/lunch break at a gas station on US 19.

We took exit to CR 137 from I-10, then right on CR 136 to go to Stephen Foster Folk State Park.  We asked for a pull thru site with 50 amps and got site #4.

Carillon - Bell Tower inside the state park

Site #4 is a really nice long pull-thru enough for two motorhomes parked together.  Nice shaded area and we liked it.  After setting up the Lil' Home we rested a bit before doing anything because it was really HOT HOT outside. Later on we went for a walk around the campground but it was still too hot to stay out longer. About an hour later it cooled off drastically because---see for yourself in the following picture! It lasted for about 2 hours!

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