We decided to go out for dinner then first night we stayed at Old Town Campground. It was a Thursday evening, and around 6:30 when we drove to Old Town. Hmmm….only one place seemed to be open and it was in the process of closing. We turned around and went back the other direction—found a tavern. I asked the waitress if they served tourists—then when George said we were from Seattle, she called him a “yankee”! Turned out they didn’t serve food, so we headed on up the road. Found a little diner and had good food for little money, and lots of good conversation with the owners.
The next day we drove to Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, which is managed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service. We went to the Headquarters first—I think we were the first visitors in weeks. Not a lot of traffic to this particular place… We talked to the ranger quite awhile about our trip.
First sent us over to walk the River Trail, and the Boardwalk across the swamp. I found some pretty cool wildflowers, and wild indigo.