3/20/18 - 3/21/18 Triple C Campground, Chattahoochee, FL

Site #20; W/E/S; Pull-thru; Good cell coverage;

Camp office and store.

A pleasant stopover on I-10 west of Tallahassee. All sites were pull-thru within nicely spaced trees. A swimming pool, spotless bathrooms and a camp store complete the package. The only thing keeping this from a destination would be the lack of major attractions or things to do. No hiking, biking, or water sports within the proximity of the campground.

The remnants of Jai-Alai arena just before entering the campground.

We did take a ride to Three Rivers State Park on Lake Seminole, the source of the Apalachicola River. This massive lake is actually a huge reservoir filled from the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers in Georgia. We were the only visitors in the picnic area of the state park and joined a lone couple fishing at the boat ramp who were camping there. A tiny alligator was sunning in the bank a short distance away.

Three Rivers State Park on Lake Seminole,

Local color/food.

Leaving Three Rivers State Park in the town of Sneads, we stopped at the lone dining option, The Captains Table, right on Route 90. What a local gem! Two experienced waitresses served over the plastic folding tables each with seating for 8. The menu was an assortment of fried butterflied shrimp and catfish options, as well as hamburgers. I got a combo of the first two and Sandy went straight up shrimp. I couldn't get the side of baked beans (only on Fridays), but did get the exceptional fresh made cole slaw – one of the best I've ever had.

While service was slow, we had to wait while they brought three or four carts of food, 5 minutes apart each, to the Lions Club meeting in the adjoining function room. Our waitress apologized with a smile with most passes as if sharing the humor of the situation.

Our food arrived glistening with oil which is usually troubling for me, but I dove in enthusiastically as nothing tasted greasy, and in fact was delicious. My recurring thought was that I wished I knew how to bread and fry like that. Much better than most of the beach-side restaurants we've been to. Neither of us could quite finish our $31 meal (with ice teas).

While there were a couple of lone men seated (travelers?), several tables obviously knew each other and were busy in conversation, which added to the homey feel. You may not have a choice, but if you're driving through Chattahoochee on I-90 and need to eat, stop by. I recommend it.

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