|Feel 'Old Florida' at River Palms fish camp|
|Crewmax cab can hold lots of birdseed|
|Savannas Preserve recreation area is lush and green|
|Limited accents inside truck|
While in South Florida I lodged at the River Palm Cottages and Fish Camp in Jensen Beach, where saltwater fishing awaits with private dockage right on site. The natural areas found in the Savannas Preserve, part of the Florida State Parks system, also caught my attention. This area preserves what these east coast savannas used to look like stretching from Fort Pierce to St. Lucie. This area of South Florida showed no ill effects after Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma in 2017, except for maybe some leaning trees scattered along the landscape. I found the fishing to be good in the Indian River Lagoon, the sights and hiking trails to be great in the Savannas Preserve, and the entire region to be open for business as they head into their peak winter season with snowbirds and tourists coming down in droves. I may have been a little tired when departing, but the 2017 Tundra made the return trip seem easy, and sitting upright in my captains chair with the cruise control on and my feet planted flat on the floor beneath me was especially comfortable.
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|Yes, the fish were biting!!|