Monday was a beautiful day and a great day to ride my trike. Weather was great mid 70’s and the sun was shining so about 10am I headed to Blountstown, Fl. for lunch. Went to Parramore’s Too for a seafood lunch. Parramore’s Too is a great restaurant and I recommend the seafood platter, as it is good for 2 people and you can still have a To Go Box for the next day. Parramore’s Too is off RT 71 going south from Rt 20 and if you go there for lunch you will not be disappointed, and it is a place where a lot of locals go.
Heading south On Rt.71 towards Port St. Joe, is a great country ride and you pass through a couple small towns
The first one is Wewahitchka, Fl., commonly known as Wewa. As I entered Wewa city limits the first thing I came across was the dead Lakes. I have been passed this lake before, but never had opportunity to stop and take pictures, but today lake was low and you could really see the base of the trees, so today was the day for good pics
The Dead lake pictures in Wewa
I have been to Wewa many times and always though that it was a cool small town. If you like to Bass fish, then this is a place to visit, as they have some of the best bass fishing around.
Another thing that makes Wewa famous is Tupelo Honey. Because of the rich ECO system in the Wewa area. Tupelo honey is the gold standard by which all other honey is measured. Tupelo honey is the best nature has to offer. Also known as Ulee’s Gold, a name made famous by a the move with the same name starring Peter Fonda. Fonda’s leading role portrayed a Vietnam veteran who lives in a small community in Florida tending his bees. The great story line finds the reluctant hero dangerously involved with bank robbers in an attempt to protect his daughter-in-law and his grandchildren. Check it out. At the time of this post I haven’t seen movie but I ordered it on line and can’t wait to see it.
Another place to see that is worthwhile is Dead Lakes Recreation Area and if you are camping their is a county RV park “Wewa RV Park” which is a small but beautiful park,and they only charge $14.00 per night. A bargain, and not a lot of people know about park.
Heading south on Rt 71 after leaving Wewa, you will be driving on a country road to White City which crosses the inter coastal water way. After crossing the water way you will be coming into Port St. Joe. The first thing I saw was a sign that said “Historic Cemetery”. I can never pass that up so, a quick detour to check it out.
The cemetery contains the mass Burial sites for the people of the area that died of Yellow Fever from 1835 to 1841.
In 1838 the The Constitutional Convention delegates met in St. Joe to draft the first constitution, clearing the way for Florida to become the 27th state. Port St. Joe is a beautiful town and has a lot of history and is a great recreational are with Cape San Blas and other places to visit.
From Port St Joe I headed back to Panama City Beach, but it was a great day and a fun ride. Over all a little less than 100 miles added to the odometer, but a great Ride!!!!
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