We were awoken sometime around mid-night by a huge diesel rumbling sound and a woman shouting directions. It was really confusing, but we were exhausted and just chalked it up to campground living. However, when morning broke it turns out there was a GIANT RV in our spot! As you can see, our site is tucked away from the driveway and our tent is small, the owners didn’t see us in the dark. They were mortified and got us a refund on our site, awesome! (We had been charged the full car site price of $22, as there are no hiker/biker sites at this park.)
Our plan was to hike the 7.5 road miles (back) down to Honeyman State Park. Margaret REALLY wanted to have dinner at the Waterfront Depot again, but they didn’t open until 5pm. So we hung around our campsite enjoying the nice weather and the fire until check out time, before shouldering our packs and heading south.
The first 4 miles were back roads with some great views of the jetty and the bay. The sun is still also holding out! At one point there was a monster RV parked on the side of the road that left very little clearance on the right so Meg got behind me. Well, it turns out she was watching my feet too intently and failed to notice when I ducked for their passenger side mirror: WHAM. She had a mark on her forehead for hours, while I got the giggles so bad she had to lose her grumpy feelings pretty quickly and join in.
Once we reach old town Florence again, we still have time to kill before dinner, so we return to the coffee shop I spent so much time blogging in the past weekend and got some lunch. They were kind enough to hold our packs while we wandered around the cute shops on the bay front.
Dinner! We shared three courses, cocktails and even dessert. It was amazing once again (and our dessert was even free.) Sitting at the bar we engaged in lively conversation with all those around us and even got so friendly we were all sharing bites.
We were both a little drunk and a whole lot full when we set off for our final 3 highway 101 walking miles to the state park. It was long going, but we made it and settled back in to the lovely hiker/biker camp at the top of the hill.