Mark and I hadn’t taken any time off or traveled since Sept 2019…. we’ve cancelled two trips for 2020 and like everyone else during this pandemic we’ve become sad, sluggish, anxious and overwhelmed. That’s until some dear friends/co workers reached out to see if we were up for a camping birthday adventure just a couple hours away. Um YES!!!
Flagler Beach is easily one of our favorite spots and didn’t require planes, trains, buses or hotels so we felt safe in the decision. Self contained in an RV with our own food and drinks we headed east to the gold shimmering sands of the Palm Coast for a long celebration weekend.
We stayed in an ocean front campground called Beverly Beach Camptown and had an incredible Atlantic Ocean view with direct beach access (site 2). We spent each morning enjoying the sunrise, homemade breakfast and bloody mary’s and each day a new (socially distanced) adventure at local gems like Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, The Rocks – Washington Oaks State Park and The St Augustine Distillery and Prohibition Kitchen. Each afternoon we would carry out must-have wine slushies from the Flagler Beachfront Winery and head back to camp. All of which we highly recommend!
When you live on the Gulf Coast you often forget how intense the waves of the Atlantic can be but boy was it fun to remember. We spent hours each day floating, jumping, boogey boarding and the occasional crash in the ocean waves.
Our trip was basically fueled by Aldi which kept the cost way down but the tastiness way up! We all highly recommend the Sangria!
We feel extremely grateful for the experience and would go back anytime. New birthday tradition? Maybe!
I hope wherever you live, your safe, healthy, happy and can get out for a local adventure in the sunshine!