We got back to our campground, Brock immediately started getting the trailer ready on the outside, while I made a really quick lunch. We wanted to try to get out of our site by noon. We accomplished that or at least very close.
We pulled out of the camping area and parked over by the park's playground which Spence and Sky would've been very disappointed to have missed. We gave them 10 minutes since the drive to Mexico Beach was right around four hours and we wanted to arrive before dark. The boys had a great time exploring the play equipment. It was huge and there were several different play zones.
It was a pretty drive and only about 30 miles of interstate. Brock thought that was just about right. Gorgeous weather, nearly 70 degrees, and smooth pavement and lots of pine trees. A nice drive. We had fueled up at a Pilot on the outskirts of Albany and we allowed the kids to each pick a snack and a water. Would you believe we made it the WHOLE way with no bathroom stops? Everyone was quite eager once we arrived, but we made it.
When we pulled into Rustic Sands RV Park, the first impression was not extremely positive. The "playground" here, I thought, was kind of a joke, but that shows what I know, because Spencer said, "That looks like a good playground!" right as I was cringing. The lady Brock had talked to on the phone, Donna, a host for the park, met us as we came in and was very friendly and helpful giving us all kinds of tips on the area. We are only a few blocks from Mexico Beach and as soon as we got the trailer set up, we all headed down on foot to the water's edge. We only spent a couple of minutes walking the beach since the sun was pretty much down and we still needed to grab a gallon of milk and walk back.
We are looking forward to exploring the area over the next week. It is good to be back on Florida's gorgeous beaches.