Thursday, June 09, 2011

Huguenot Memorial Park/Mayport, FL

We left home a few minutes after nine and arrived at Singleton's Seafood Shack about two.
For lunch we ordered the Mariners Combo For Two. It was a huge platter of shrimp, deviled crabs, oysters, scallops, clams, fish & hush puppies. We ate more then our fill for lunch and had leftovers for dinner that fed the three of us. As you come in the front door of the restaurant, there is a picture of the guy that hosts the Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives show.

The ferry ride across the St. Johns lasts perhaps five minutes, if that long. Reminds us of the Aransas Pass ferry in Texas which is about the same length.
The campground was mostly empty so we had our choice of spots. We're in site 60 which is on the bank of the river. We're just across from the Mayport Naval Station. There is a helicopter training facility at the base so most of the day, there are noisy helicopters doing touch & go's. Jacksonville is the port of entry for Toyotas for the Southeast Toyota dealers.
We had an enjoyable day watching all the activity on the river.
The campground was $16.95/night for a campsite with no hookups. There is water and a dump station on the property. We're really spoiled after spending last winter in the Southwest. Our there $6 would be a typical no hookup campground or you could simply park in the desert for free. We spent two weeks on the Texas coast for a grand total of $14!!.
We're just glad to be traveling again.

1 comment:

JenD said...

Happy Trails!