Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Road Trip to Apalachicola

If you love oysters, this is the place, home of the best oysters in the county.
Apalachicola is on the gulf of Mexico and about 2 hours from our house. On the way there we stopped off in a tiny town called Blountstown, my boyfriend's friend is a blacksmith and they were having a knife expo at the cutest little place, it's called Blountstown Pioneer Settlement.
It's really a step back in time with all the old buildings and you can only imagine the way life used to be.
While no one actual lives there, many events are held here.


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I could see myself living in this house, cute, cute, cute!

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What a neat old covered wagon, I bet the ride was bumpy back in the day.


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I can just imagine sitting here on a summer day drinking an ice cold glass of tea.

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This house was my favorite, while it was small, it was just so darn cute.


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After our adventure at the settlement, we moved onto a nice lunch on the coast.
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This was the view from our table, it was rather cloudy that day but still nice and the food was yummy.


After our wonderful lunch we headed towards Apalachicola for some shopping. It's just fun to walk around and visit all the shops in this quaint little town.
On the day we were there they were having a antique car show.
Two turquoise cars in one place, imagine that.
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It was a wonderful fun day :)


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23 comments:

  1. What wonderful places and such wonderful photos of them!! So unique! Love it!
    Sounds like you had a terrific day!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  2. Thanks for the trip to Apalachicola...I have lived on the gulf coast all my life and have never made it there...looks like I need to plan a trip:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. That looks like a great time - I love the cute old cottages, too.

    And those cars....lovely color!!!

    Have a wonderful week,
    Laura

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  4. Cute, cute, cute! How i would die for one of those cute turquoise cars!

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  5. great pics. i, also love old and unusual homes we bought a large old hose part is 70 to 80 years old with addon. love antique cars. plan to follow your blog, mine is http://somewondersoflife.blogspot.com/

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  6. WoW..loved taking the trip with ya to Apalachicola. Hope I spelled it right. What a lovely place and I just bet you were in Heaven when you happened upon those two turquoise antique cars. Thanks Miss Trixie for continuing to pop over to my place. I've been away for a wee bit..taking care of family stuff. It sure feels good to be back..and feels even better knowing I was missed. :)

    Hugs & Summer Sunshine, Terri

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  7. Thanks you for these beautiful images. What a treat right before bedtime.

    Just beautiful! I hope to visit that area someday.

    Cori
    Starview Sonnet

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  8. I love the little town of Apalachicola and we would visit several times a year when we lived on the Gulf Coast. I see you found a couple of the cute shops downtown.
    xoxo
    Sherry

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  9. Wow that sounds like a fun trip! Your photographs are beautiful too!

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  10. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful photos. I especially loved the turqoise cars!

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  11. We travel every summer to Cape San Blas, Florida to rent a beach house...yes, no condos....the perfect vacation....we always make a trip, or two to Appalachacola....I LOVE to shop there!!! Avenue E on Avenue E is my favorite store...ever. We are going this year on June 10th...I can't wait. Thanks for the photos.I am packing NOW!

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  12. How fun!!! Looks like the perfect day.
    debby

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  13. History, shopping, eating; who could ask for a better day than that?

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing your trip pictures...I love them and really felt as though I was there.
    Good photography!
    Love. Love. Love all of the old things...pics like that can't be beat.

    Thanks again,
    Suzy

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  15. Danielle ChristianMay 27, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    I love shopping there as well. It is only a 20 minute drive from our beach house on The Cape. My favorite store is the Green Door :)

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  16. Your words exactly: "it's only a twenty minute drive from our beach house to the cape".
    Now, I am from Oklahoma and I happen to love Oklahoma; but...I would also LOVE to be able to say:
    "it's only a twenty minute drive from our beach house to the cape".
    Not jealous! Really! Really, I'm not...jealous... (insert smile here)
    Thank you for your blog...I am a new fan and am loving it!
    Suzy

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  17. I love cute little towns! Looks like a great little getaway!
    Londen

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  18. Thanks for sharing the pics -- it was nice to take a mini-vacation from my couch. Hope you're having a great time and I look forward to keeping tabs on your blog in the future! I'm over at whimsysmitten.blogspot.com.

    Safe travels!

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  19. What a delightful place. Lovely pictures. I am hosting a Giveaway from CSN stores. Do stop by my blog. I would love to see you there.

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  20. It looked like a wonderful day! thanks for the pictures!
    smiles, alice

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  21. What a wonderful trip! Thanks for sharing with us! It's good to see you again. :) C

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  22. So unique! Love it!
    Sounds like you had a terrific day!
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