Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Niceville and the Destin FL Area

We arrived in Niceville, FL at the Maxwell/Gunter Recreation Center Campground on Friday.  Along the way Pam drove for a couple of hours and I got to do some online work for a couple of hours.
I love my Roadrunner office window and desk.

It was a rained a little on the way there, but the good site with another water front view.
Though the campground is a bit older, it was completely satisfactory.  It had water, electric, cable TV* and a dump station.  
*The cable TV connection was not working but our neighbor was right there when we set up and offered to let us use his.  He and another camper had put a splitter on at his site and our wire was long enough to reach from the Roadrunner to his connection.
The first thing we notice coming into the area off the main street was the new paved road.  Pam and I visited this place (which is across the bay from Destin, FL) a few years back and I remember how many ruts and pot holes there were in the road.  Not now, it is upgraded and not an issue.

Since we were married in Fort Walton Beach, this area has a special place in our hearts and we love to come back here.  The other big draw is our friend Karin.  She works in Niceville and we met for lunch.
We drove around the area later in the day and went back to the Roadrunner to read and watch the golf.  After dinner, the sun came out and we walked around the campground.
On Sunday, we listened to a Lon Solomon podcast and then drove over to Destin.  It continues to grow!  We went by the Fort Benning Rec Area Campground and liked what they have done with the improvements and upgrades. Next, we drove over to Hurlburt Field and stopped along the way for lunch at What-A-Burger.  On base, we searched for the barracks where Pam lived.  It apparently has been torn down and replaced by a larger structure.  Same with the building where I lived.   We made our way back to the campground and chilled out for the rest of the day.

We have only been on the road two weeks after leaving the Virginia Beach area.  In some ways it seems as if it has been six months.  We are loving the driving and setting up at the new campgrounds and seeing this part of the country again!

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!  This (according to the Google blogspot numbers) is my 1000th post.  Thanks for being a part of our journey in one or many of them...

11 comments:

  1. First, congratulations on your 1000th post! To me, that is quite an accomplishment.
    Karen has a friend she used to work with who lives in Niceville, so we are a bit familiar with the area and really enjoy it. Safe travels.

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    1. Thanks Steve. I would have never guessed I would still be doing the blog this long...

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  2. My Uncle Walt was stationed at Ft. Walton Beach in SAC..I really loved that area and could easily find a spot to live around there....

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    1. Yes - it is a beautiful place with a lot of special memories.

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  3. I didn't get to Mayport fast enough to score your front row spot. But we're in a nice back row spot and you can't beat the price. Sitting outside right now enjoying a nice breeze and sunshine. Why did we never come here before?

    Enjoy Destin, another gem of an area! :c)

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    1. It took us a little while to get the front row. We had to make reservations a few weeks back.

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  4. Destin has the most beautiful sand beaches and we love the area. It was the family vacation spot when I was a kid. Have fun!

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    1. Yes - we love that area and it has the whitest beaches we've ever seen anywhere!

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  5. So jealous and looks like a blast. Always wanted to get down that direction and thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. We have looked at the Niceville campground, but is just to close to our home to think about staying there. It is a very nice area.

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