06 Old Pavilion

Old Pavilion RV park is right on the waterfront of Florida’s panhandle

We have visited Florida’s Atlantic beaches several times, and lived on the Gulf for years, but never explored the panhandle. After leaving Sarasota, this was our last chance to enjoy waking to seagulls, Gulf sunsets, and palm trees.

Our site at Old Pavilion

A very nice lady named Miss Lynne took our reservation and helped us set up on arrival. She said she’s been running the campground since the 80s! All the folks we met were very nice. Our neighbors on one side were down from Tallahassee for the weekend, but the other side were a family from the U.P. of Michigan who were staying for the month. Fun!

The orange tree Kindra grew from seed enjoying a mild, misty gulf afternoon.

The Keaton Beach area near Steinhatchee is known for the shallows offshore that extend for miles of water only waste deep, scallops and fishing in general, and the kind of laid back “old Florida” experience we enjoyed during our years living on the Gulf of Mexico.

The view from our site
Waking up to gulls each morning…
“For me”, she says, “they will always be glorious birds”. ~ Maude quoting Alfred Dreyfus