This is a quick report on our recent contribution to the economy of the south-eastern US.
Turtle Beach, Siesta Key, Sarasota, formerly Gulf Beach Campground and recently bought by the county for $6.2 million. Only 40-odd sites; no pets; priority advance reservations given to FLA residents, but if you can get in, right on the beach and convenient to everything.
River's End Campground, Tybee Island, near Savanah, GA. Two and three blocks from the beach; outstanding meal at non-descript North Beach Grill. Diane says best bathrooms anywhere.
Very good were: Manatee Springs State Park; Antacosti Island SP, St. Augustine; and Hunting Island, GA (thanks Susan).
We couldn't get into Huntington Beach! It was completely filled! But on asking, Myrtle Beach State Park, a bigger campground just a few miles up the road (opened in 1935) and right on the ocean had campsites to spare. Other than the small jet airport a block or two over (and it closed down during the night) we could find nothing wrong with it.
All in all, we travelled approximately 6,809.5 kilometers (that's about 4,231 US miles); gave nine in-depth tours of L'EGGO "Oh, it's so CUTE" including an interview, with photos, for a family-camping newsletter and one lady in a rental truck-camper who posed with her family in front of the Boler
"for our Christmas Card picture".
As usual, we had a great holiday: almost perfect weather; new sights; good food; and we met lots of interesting people.
Des & Diane