Have you ever heard of Palatka, Florida? Me, neither! But around here, if you’re looking for something to do (or need to do some shopping), there’s a good chance you’ll be heading to Palatka.
Palatka Map
Gainesville might be a little closer, but Palatka has most of the same stores with the delightful addition of a waterfront!
It was a beautiful day – perfect for a walk along the St. Johns River.
It was a beautiful day for lunch along the river too!
In the name of full disclosure, it was actually a little too cool for us for sitting outside, but we did enjoy a wonderful lunch at Corky Bell’s and then another walk along their dock.
Can you see the alligator?
Now can you see the alligator? 🙂

We spotted another one just floating along –
Honest, he was there!

While we were up on the deck we spotted another little Florida critter –
Aren’t those colors fabulous?

We managed to squeeze in a stop at Wal-Mart and Lowe’s (of course), and the six of us really enjoyed a beautiful Friday seeing some of what Palatka is all about!

We’ve enjoyed a beautiful weekend here at Camp Good News (and Palatka!), and we’re looking forward to a busy week ahead. And right now I have to go and take care of that missing hour of sleep………

PS – there are a couple more Palatka photos HERE. Really, just a couple more!

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