At the Mandeville Trailhead, there is a local farmer's market every Saturday. It wasn't what Dan and I expected...we were thinking the traditional farmer's market with a plethora of fruits and veggies. Out of the dozens of stands, there were only 2 selling fruits and veggies. The rest were selling crafts and local food such as beans and rice, tamales, creole gumbo and the like. The smells were enticing but we refrained from buying anything. The trace runs thru several smaller towns including Mandeville, Covington, and Abita Springs. My sister Cathy and BIL Bruce also enjoy riding their bikes - they would have loved this trail. Maybe someday! :-)
Our week at Fontainebleau SP went by quickly. We were going to head to Ft Pickens for a few days but pesky Tropical Storm Isaac was looming and, although we thought the weather would be nice for a few days, thoughts of a possible evacuation pulling a big rig made us change our plans at the last minute. We ended up at Three Rivers SP in Sneads, FL. It's a very small campground with only 30 sites....and two of those belong to volunteers! It sits right on Lake Seminole which, despite the hydrila, is very pretty!
|View from our pull-thru, waterfront campsite!|