Live Oak Landing RVC Outdoor Destinations
November 10, 2013
Live Oak Landing (LOL), an RVC Outdoor Destination, is located in Freeport, FL on Black Creek just off the Choctawhatchee Bay. It's another one of our favorite places to stay...like a state park surrounded by beautiful nature and a resort with huge concrete pull-thrus or back-in sites all in one.
We are all settled in on site #58...not the site we had last year, but with the same neighbors! The squirrels have really been busy!
The creek and bay offer great fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. If you want to go canoeing, take a tour or a fishing expedition...a "skipper" is on hand. LOL has partnered with Mark McDuffie (a wounded warrior), founder of Wounded Warrior Fishing, to provide guests with professional and fun fishing
It's peaceful and quiet, friendly, close to the beach, outlet malls, and seafood!
AND...has the most awesome bark park ever! It's huge, grassy, shaded and sunny, and did I say HUGE and GRASSY?
|Run, Dover run!|
|Run, Jack run!|
|Run, Wrecks run!|
|Run, Sally run!|
The doggie park is just behind our site. Very convenient for playing 3 to 4 times a day.
Yesterday, Joe and I stopped by the South Walton Visitor Center. What a terrific resource for everything you might want to know about the area. I was surprised to learn that South Walton has 16 beaches and...
40 percent of it's land area is preserved for nature and includes 5 state-owned parks of "pristine coastal wilderness".
Explore, coastal wilderness, beautiful weather...our kind of day! We were up bright and early...destination Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.
It was just great to be outdoors!
This preserve features 1,600 acres of gulf-front pine forest. We took the green loop today...one of 6 different trails.
Dragonflies were zooming...the biggest dragonflies we have ever seen.
The trail took us to Campbell Lake...one of 2 freshwater lakes on the preserve.
The ocean is just on the other side of the dunes.
The only birds I got pictures of today were these black ducks, umm, I mean American coots (Thanks Judy!). We did see a woodpecker, but I was eating my apple and wasn't fast enough.
The highlight of the day was photographing the water lilies...
It was a perfect day!
Tomorrow might be a bit of a challenge. Short story...about 15 miles from LOL, the check engine light came on in Belle, then the stop engine light came on. We literally crawled into our site here. Joe thinks its the DPF and the exhaust needs to be regenerated. We will be taking Belle to Fort Walton for a check-up...fingers are crossed we won't need to be towed. Yikes!
Hope you have had a great week-end and are looking forward to a new week. Until next time...
take care and...
enjoy your view!
P.S. Happy Veteran's Day
P.S. Happy Veteran's Day