03/20/19 Palatka, FL.

DAY #151

Last day at Rodman Campground State Park just outside Palatka, FL.

Didn’t have any big plans for the day. While this has been a great area to spend some time, it really isn’t the place to be if you’re an adrenaline junkie.  Now, if you’re a laid back, do it tomorrow, sit back and think about it a while, kind of soul, then you’ve found the perfect place to call home.

I liked going into Palatka.  Palatka is another of the undiscovered small Florida towns, it gives a glimpse of what life in Florida used to be like, I find myself wishing it had never gone away.  The town was relatively close to the campground (ten miles), and was big enough, yet not too big.  It offered shopping opportunity’s that could meet just about everyone’s needs. It was the perfect ‘close to the campground town.’ 

What stands out for me about Palatka, was the relatively large number of modest two-story houses.  In the rural south, my observations have shown me that while it’s common to see two story homes for  affluent members of the community, it’s uncommon to see two story homes designed and built for people of middle class means.  Palatka seems to be the exception to the rule.

Even though I did next to nothing while spending time here, I don’t consider it lost time. I appreciated what the area had to offer and enjoyed every minute of my time here.  Would I come back?  Oh yea, I’d be back in a heartbeat.

Onward and Upward!

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