Hello from South Walton, Florida! I’m here on a quick work trip and have been running around this town nonstop since early Monday morning.
Starting with an actual run of course! I discovered Topsail Hill Preserve State Park not too far from my hotel and went for a sandy, sunny jog.For all of my street furniture fans out there — I found a mattress!The sand slowed me down a bit, but I kept a good pace because it’s super flat here. Love that!The rest of the day held a lot more park prowling. (Did you like that alliteration?)
First up was Eden Gardens, a lovely old estate that’s been restored and turned into an awesome walking/picnic area.Even though it was a bit overcast, this view was pretty perfect.I also explored Alys Beach, a picture-perfect beach neighborhood full of clean, crisp, whitewashed architecture.As I was crossing the bridge in the background above, I befriended this kid who caught a giant fish! He was so happy (and the fish was too, because we put him back in the lake )and then I spotted some beautiful giant horses.Explored Alys Beach’s 3/4-mile nature trail, which was full of singing birds and tall trees (and hungry mosquitos!)Snack time:Plus a ridiculous cheese, ham, cheese, cheese, and cheese sandwich from The Perfect Pig.After all that exploring, I still had one more stop — Camp Helen state park! This park is full of historic buildings and old, wise-looking trees.It also boasts a great view of Lake Powell.and lastly — a moment to sink my toes in the sand.Time to put on some more sunscreen and head out for some final Florida adventures. See you tomorrow!
- What parts of Florida have you been to?
- Donuts: cream-filled or not?
- Salt water or fresh water?