Sunday, April 15, 2012

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Our last stop in Florida this year was at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, located in Santa Rosa Beach, ten miles east of Destin on the Panhandle.

This guy, the man who loves water and a shoreline,

had done his research well. Topsail is a beautiful park with a fantastic campground

with a short bike ride or convenient tram ride to a beautiful stretch of beach on the Gulf of Mexico.

We stayed there four nights. Paul wanted to try some shore fishing.

That's him out there throwing a cast. I took the picture with my phone. I, of course, was very supportive, as usual, and cheered him on in his efforts.

Actually, I'm knitting while in that chair. I did glance up occasionally to be certain he hadn't been taken under by a shark. It was the least I could do.

We found a great seafood market and so continued with our promise to each other to eat seafood daily while we were still on the coast.

Shrimp on the grill

is our obvious favorite.

Amberjack was available during our stay there. Excellent.

It was so good, we grilled some again the next night!

I could continue on this seafood diet. Even Paul, who loves his steak, didn't miss red meat.

The weather was perfect during our time there with moderate temperatures and light breezes. Our plants were happy with their new location.

We enjoyed our "Florida campfires" each evening.

Thanks for finding this place, Paul!

I'll come back and stay here anytime! Good bye, Florida! It's been a great winter.


qwerkyqook said...

love you guys

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Shrimp on the grill sounds and looks fantastic! I am glad you were able to eat so much wonderful seafood!

That white sand beach looks amazing! So cool that you seem to have it to yourself!

I can't wait to see pictures of all your knitting projects when you get back. I have pretty much stopped knitting completely. I'll pick it back up after the exam, I'm sure!

Marlys said...

Another beautiful beach site! And the food is mouth-watering! I love the pictures of you two at the end of the last two posts! You should put one of them on a Christmas card! Delightful!