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Published: July 15th 2016
Florida Atlantic Side Coast
Houses were big, small, new, old, fancy, plain, painted, wood, stilted, flooded, gated, exposed.... and lots of brush. Ironically, we couldn't actually see much beach.
Day 12 - Fort Pierce to Savannah
Our trip today was all about seeing the coast. First, we drove up Hwy A1A in search of breakfast. There are a lot of neat little towns along the coast. We really enjoyed the different kinds of building styles and the creative ways people found to gain access to their boats from their homes. With a recommendation from some locals, we found a small but very popular cafe on the coast road called Sunny Side Cafe. We got to sit at the counter and watch all the servers work. Then we drove along A1A to Sattelite Beach where Tony lived when he was 3 and his Dad was stationed at Patrick Air Force Base. The area has chaged a lot since that time. There used to be very little in the area and now it's packed with Hotels and Condos along the beach. The house Tony lived in used to be part of the on base housing for Patrick AFB but has since been privatized. The neighborhood looked a little run down but we were able to find the house after a call with Tony's Dad. From there we headed around Port Canaveral
Sunny Side Cafe
Super crowded with locals.... just the way we like it.
(with a quick wave towards the Disney Cruise Line terminal) and on towards St. Augustine. We had planned to stop for lunch in St. Augustine and visit the Castillo de san Marcos. Unfortunatly it was much more crowded than we thought it would be and there was nowhere we could easily park the trailer. So we passed thourough St. Augustine and headed up the coast some more towards Savannah. By taking some more back roads, we were able to talk about Sherman's march and the Liberty Trail and other interesting historical facts. We rolled into Savannah around 3 and almost immediatly hit the pool. After dinner we set up a campfire and invited the families across the way to join us. We had a great time roasting sausages and marshmallows and talking about interesting board games. Tony and Michelle and the other kids played a few rounds of One Night Ultimate Werewolf while Anne and the other adults talked. We lost track of time and didn't make it to bed until after midnight. I think we hooked yet another Werewolf family, so the night was a success.
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