Saturday, October 24 – We had friends to meet today in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Santa Rosa Beach is about 18 miles east of Destin, FL. We are staying at Arnette's Gulfside Stables and Campground. What a neat campground. The streets and sites are gravel with 50 amp full-hook-ups. There is a horse stable, so rides are available if you want to saddle-up. Thanks Jeri for finding this gem!
We met up with old RVer friends Jeri and Terry and Jan and Jerry. Not to hard to mess up those names :-) We saw Jeri and Terry last year at the Quartzsite gathering but haven't seen Jan and Jerry since 2010 at a previous Q gathering. Everyone looks young, beautiful and skinny! We are on our way West. The other two couples are heading down into the Florida peninsula.
The stables are having a Halloween party for the local kids this weekend. What fun! They have hayrides, pumpkin painting, bouncy areas, and of course lunch. Looks like these young families are having a blast. A beautiful day for the kids to pick out their pumpkin too!
After getting everything set-up, we told our friends we would be back for happy hour and headed to the Destin boardwalk to see the tourist area. It looks like the boardwalk area doesn't really start rockin' until evening. There were some people out strolling the boardwalk but things certainly weren't very busy. The only busy area was an outdoor patio bar. They had a ban and about 250 motorcycle riders enjoying a buffet and a few beers.
This Magnolia tree was part of Destin before Destin existed. Estimated at approximately 170 years old, this once 4-story tree outlived other magnolias by some 90 years.
A local and nationally recognized artist and sculptor, Marlin Miller, and son, Preston, donated their time and talents to memorialize the coastal life of Destin.
After a couple hours on the boardwalk, we returned to the campground to enjoy happy hour with our friends and to catch-up on each others lives.
From our last post, a reader named Judy asked...”What app do you use for counting steps/miles walked? iPhone or Android app? I have an Apple 5. thanks.” We are sorry but we don’t have your email address in order to answer your question. But, hope this helps. We have an Apple 6. It is the Health app that comes with that phone. If you go to the App Store and do a search for health apps there are tons of them there.
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