Today was the day we left Tim behind to look after our home in Orlando, and Fay and I finally hit the road. The first little while was fine, but then we had to put up with a pretty intense rain storm for a few hours. Fortunately we were on back-roads with little traffic, so pulling our little trailer through the weather was pretty easy. The weather and back-roads kept our speed down a bit, but we reached our destination at Falling Waters State Park in Chipley, FL by dinner time.
Falling Waters has Florida’s highest waterfall, and if you’re in the park it’s worth the walk down to see it, but I don’t think I’d go very far out of my way. It is Florida after all, one of the flattest states in the U.S.!
Fay & Denny at Falling Waters State Park
Today was what should be one of our longer driving days, trying to get some of the initial miles near home behind us. Not real exciting, but other than the rain and the waterfall, our other highlights were:
- To pass some time, Fay and I compiled a list of things we like and dislike about both Trump and Clinton. (I’m not about to start into politics here, but if you’d like to see our list, send me a private note and I’ll send it to you.) Please...no political comments here though!
- A bird hit our truck and scared Fay.
- A McDonald’s in Blountstown, FL was playing Christian music...a bit of a surprise.
- Some nice back-road scenery including pretty wild flowers.
Falling Waters has a small campground, but it’s wooded and very nice. Tomorrow we have a pretty short drive to Pensacola to visit old friends.
May 4, 2016 - Chipley, Florida
Denny JohnsonAfter having spent most of our adult life in Orlando, my wife Fay and I moved to Knoxville, TN in 2020. We are loving the change of seasons and being near the mountains. Plus, this part of the country is loaded with great places to camp.
We camped years ago with a pop-up camper, but got serious about it when we purchased our Casita in 2014. There was a lot to learn as we started traveling with it, and a lot of conflicting opinions on line. That's when I decided that creating a website would be a good retirement project. I started tinyTowable.com to share things we've learned along the way that have worked well for us in hopes that the information would be of help to others.